Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Fairyhouse 5th April 2015

The Stewards fined the following trainer in respect of their non-runner:-

Paul Cashman, trainer of Glen Rocco (GB) (Off Feed) - €200

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

Mr K.E. Power replaced 'no rider nominated' on Orange Tree (GB), trained by Michael Hourigan (Race 7) (Stewards Permission - see enquiry).

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D.E. Splaine, rider of Cornahilt Joe trained by Matthew J. Smith, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount hung violently left throughout.

A.P. Heskin, rider of Levi, trained by Miss Elizabeth Doyle, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount hung right throughout.

The Stewards requested a report from A.J.Martin, trainer as to the apparent improvement in form of Voices Of Spring, winner, as compared with its most recent run at Down Royal on 17th March, where he finished 8th of 20 runners, beaten 48 lengths.
The trainer reported that the reapplication of a hood and being ridden down along the rail with plenty of cover, allowed his charge to settle better today and see out the race well, and this may have brought about any apparent improvement in form.
Having considered the report, the Stewards noted the explanations offered.

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The Stewards interviewed Michael Hourigan, trainer, concerning the failure to nominate a rider before the designated time for Orange Tree (GB). Evidence was heard from the trainer concerned, who stated that with there being 4 Point to Points on today and 2 race meetings, finding a suitable Qualified Rider proved extremely difficult, and it was yesterday evening before he secured the services of Mr K.E. Power, more than 24 hours after the designated time for nomination. Having considered the evidence, the Stewards accepted the explanation offered, allowed the nomination of Mr K.E. Power and took no further action.

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