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Fairyhouse 28th November 2015

327A Auld Stand/Kellys Pub Beginners S'chase

The Stewards enquired into the running and riding of Blow The Doors Off (GB), ridden by N.P. Madden, and trained by Conor O'Dwyer. Evidence was heard from the rider and trainer concerned. N.P. Madden, stated that his instructions were to jump off mid-division or closer, to try and get the horse jumping well and finish best he could. He added that the horse jumped and travelled well before taking a blow and getting very tired in the closing stages. Conor O'Dwyer, confirmed the instructions and expressed his satisfaction with the performance of both horse and rider. He added that the horse is only having his second run back after a long lay off and should improve for the run as a result. He also confirmed that the horse liked the ground and should appreciate a step up in trip in time. The Stewards also received a report from the Turf Club Veterinary Officer who stated that Blow The Doors Off was post race normal. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards noted the explanations offered.

The Stewards enquired into the running and riding of Shantou Ed, ridden by A.P. Crowe, and trained by P.A.Fahy. Evidence was heard from the trainer and rider concerned. P.A.Fahy, stated that he instructed the rider to settle his charge in mid-division and to ensure he had a good round of jumping, bearing in mind that the horse had a bad experience on his last start at Navan. He was happy with the race until the horse made a bad mistake at the fence past the stands and lost his position. The trainer expressed his satisfaction with the ride and confirmed that he holds the horse in high regard and deems him well capable of competing at the highest level. Evidence was heard from A.P.Crowe who confirmed the instructions he received and added that the horse failed to jump well enough to get into the race. He stated that he jammed on at the first fence, was slow at the second and made a bad mistake at the fence past the stand. He added that he rode the horse out as strong as he could, without resorting to the whip. He concluded by saying that the horse finished very tired.
The Stewards also received a report from the Turf Club Veterinary Officer who stated that Shantou Ed was post race normal. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards were of the opinion that both trainer and rider were in breach of Rule 212(a), in that all reasonable measures were not taken to ensure that the horse was given a full opportunity to obtain his best possible placing and having considered their clean records in this regard, the trainer was fined €1,000, Shantou Ed was suspended for thirty days and A.P.Crowe was suspended for seven race days and ordered to forfeit his riding fee.

-The Stewards enquired into the running and riding of Bobbie's Diamond, ridden by P.T. Enright, and trained by A.J.Martin. Evidence was heard from the trainer and rider concerned. A.J.Martin, stated that the instructions were to settle the horse in mid-division and to get him jumping and come home best he could. He added that the horse has a respiratory issue and has always made a noise at home and on previous runs. He expressed his satisfaction with the ride but accepted that his charge could have been closer, if put into the race at an earlier stage. P.T.Enright confirmed the instructions and stated that having jumped poorly he got further back than he had hoped. He added that he gave his horse a chance in the back straight and having filled his lungs, stayed on well past beaten horses. The Stewards also received a report from the Turf Club Veterinary Officer who stated that Bobbie's Diamond was post race normal. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards were of the opinion that both trainer and rider were in breach of Rule 212, in that all reasonable and permissible measures were not taken to give the horse a full opportunity to achieve the best possible place and having considered their records, P.T. Enright was suspended for seven day's and ordered to forfeit his riding fee and Bobbie's Diamond was suspended for thirty days. A.J.Martin was fined €1,000. Furthermore the trainer was referred to the referrals committee having failed to report that the horse had made a respiratory noise on previous runs, in accordance with Rule 213. Mr. Robert Dore, absented himself from this enquiry and Mr. Laurance McFerran acted as chairman.

A.J.Martin, trainer of Bobbie's Diamond, reported to the Office of the Governing Bodies on Monday 30th November that his charge bled post race.

327B Irish Stallion Farms EBF(M)H'cap S'chase

J.J.Lambe, trainer of Cinder Rua, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his charge pulled a front shoe in running.

327C EasyFix H'cap S'chase

D.N. Russell, rider of Toon River trained by Miss Mary Louise Hallahan, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount jumped poorly.

327D(ii) Like Fairyhouse On Facebook M'dn H'dle (Division Two)

The Stewards enquired into the running and riding of Staker Wallace, ridden by N.P. Madden, and trained by E. Bolger. Evidence was heard from the rider and Authorised Representative of the trainer, F.Berry. N.P. Madden, stated that his instructions were to settle his mount seventh or eight, give him some light and to do the best he could. He added that the horse jumped and travelled well before choking from the back of the second last.
F.Berry, representing E. Bolger, confirmed the instructions and expressed his satisfaction with the horse's performance and the ride. The Stewards also received a report from the Turf Club Veterinary Officer who stated that Staker Wallace was post race normal. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards noted the explanation offered.

The Stewards enquired into the running and riding of Uaintseenothingyet (GB), ridden by J.S. McGarvey, and trained by Edward P.Harty. Evidence was heard from the rider and trainer concerned. J.S. McGarvey, stated that his instructions were to take his time, get him jumping and make the best of his way home. He added that the horse ran green, made a few jumping errors and made a respiratory noise in the closing stages. Edward P.Harty, confirmed the instructions and added that the horse is very big and raw. He also added that the horse coughed post race. The Stewards also received a report from the Turf Club Veterinary Officer who stated that Uaintseenothingyet was post race normal. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards noted the explanations, however they were of the opinion that J.S.McGarvey was in breach of Rule 213(ii), having failed to report at the first instance that the horse had made a noise and having considered his record, cautioned him concerning his future responsibilities in this regard.

N.P. Madden, rider of Staker Wallace trained by E. Bolger, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount choked from the back of the second last.

Edward P.Harty, trainer of Uaintseenothingyet (GB), reported to the Office of the Governing Bodies on Monday 30th November that his charge coughed three times post race prior to loading to leave the racecourse.

327G KettlesHotelFingal Ravens(P-Am)Flat Race

N.J. Tector, trainer of A L'attaque, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his charge failed to pick up in this race.



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