Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Fairyhouse 24th September 2018

The Stewards authorised the following substitutions of riders at this meeting:

D.M. Melia rode Handsome Maverick (reserve) , trained by Donal Kinsella (Race 6)

271A Foran Equine Irish EBF Auction Maiden

The Stewards informed Edward P.Harty, trainer that Levee Breaks, would have to be recertified before being declared to run from stalls again.

Charles O'Brien, trainer of Count D'orsay, reported to the Office of the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board on 25th September that his charge was struck into and was lame behind post race.

271B Become A Member At Fairyhouse Nurs H'cap

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined Vidiyni, trained by M.Halford, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal.

271C1 Membership Now On Sale Apprentice H'cap

The Stewards interviewed D.M. Melia, rider of Handsome Maverick, concerning his use of the whip soon after the start and again in the closing stages of this race. Evidence was heard from the rider concerned. Having viewed a recording of the race and considered the evidence the Stewards were of the opinion that D.M. Melia was in breach of R10(3)(f) by using his whip with excessive frequency. Having taken his good previous record into consideration, the Stewards cautioned D.M. Melia. .

271D Ballyhane Blenheim Stakes

The Stewards requested a report from W. McCreery, trainer, as to the apparent improvement in form of Lethal Promise, placed first, as compared with its recent run in a Listed race at Newbury on the 17th August. W. McCreery reported that his charge was held up on tacky ground at Newbury over five furlongs whereas today the tactics were changed to allow her to stride along in front on ground that appeared to be more suited by her. Having considered the evidence the Stewards noted the content of the report.

The Stewards enquired into an incident about four furlongs from the finish involving Inverleigh, ridden by G.F. Carroll, placed second, Isle Of Innisfree (USA), ridden by W.M. Lordan, unplaced, Fantasy, ridden by J.A. Heffernan, unplaced and Nitro Boost, ridden by C.D. Hayes, placed sixth, where it appeared that Isle of Innisfree (USA) was very tight for room when running freely close to the running rail. Evidence was heard from the riders concerned. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards were of the opinion that any interference caused was accidental in nature and took no further action.

271F Dandy Man M'dn

A representative of Peter Fahey, trainer of Sky Moon, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his charge pulled a shoe in running.

271G Winter Festival 1st & 2nd December H'cap

The Stewards enquired into possible interference inside the final 150 yards involving Still Standing, ridden by C. O'Donoghue, placed first, Arthurian Fame, ridden by S.M. Crosse, dead heat for second place and New Direction, ridden by R.P. Cleary, dead heat for second place, where it appeared that Still Standing ducked to the left when being driven to the line. Evidence was heard from the riders concerned. F. Birrane accompanied S.M. Crosse at this enquiry. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards made no alteration to the Judges placings and took no further action.

T.P. Madden, rider of Sheila's Hope trained by John C. McConnell, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount hung left during this race.

GENERAL INFORMATION

The following Raceday Stewards acted on behalf of the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board at this race meeting:

Mr. C.P. Magnier (Chairman),

Mr. Laurence McFerran,

Mr. T.L. Crawford,

Mr. Peter Law,

Mr. P.D. Matthews.



Disclaimer: Please note this information is provisional and is subject to amendment until published in the Irish Racing Calendar.


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