Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Galway 1st August 2015

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

R. Walsh rode Valyssa Monterg (FR) (reserve) , trained by W.P. Mullins (Race 2)
M.P. Fogarty rode Argentino (FR) (reserve) , trained by W.P. Mullins (Race 2)
C. D. Hayes rode Clocked (reserve) , trained by A.J.Martin (Race 5)
R. P. Downey rode Sister Slew (reserve) , trained by Shane Nolan (Race 5)

201B Ladbrokes H'cap H'dle

The Turf Club Veterinary Officer examined Elishpour, trained by A.J.Martin, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be blowing hard post race.

201C This Is The Ladbrokes Life EBF M'dn

The Stewards enquired into the running and riding of Alaskan Son, placed second, ridden by W.J. Lee, and trained by David Wachman. Evidence was heard from the rider and trainer's representative concerned. W.J. Lee, stated that he spoke to the trainer over the phone who told him that this is a nice horse but a little green. He instructed him to get him into a rhythm, give him a good education but not to knock him about. He was a highly-strung horse in the spring and he didn't want to blow his head but get a good racecourse gallop into him today. He stated that the horse was fit and the going was close to ideal. In the race he started to push at the three pole but didn't want to ask him fully in the dip as it was his first time out. Initially there was no response but he pushed away and the penny dropped in the final furlong. He felt he got the horse to run as well as he could. He didn't use the whip as he didn't feel he needed to as the horse was doing his best already. The trainer's representative, Eoin Lane, stated that he felt the horse got a good education from the rider today but couldn't confirm the instructions as he wasn't made aware of them. The Stewards also received a report from the Turf Club Veterinary Officer who stated that Alaskan Son was post race normal. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards referred the matter to the Referral Committee under Rule 147 (v) as the trainer's representative had not been fully informed of the riding instructions.

201D Irish Stallion Farms EBF Nursery H'cap

The Stewards requested a report from G.M.Lyons, trainer as to the apparent improvement in form of Waipu Cove (GB), placed first, as compared with its recent form. Shane Lyons, trainer's representative, reported that this horse failed to go through a gap the last day in Roscommon due to inexperience.Today, wearing blinkers for the first time and with a bit of experience, he seemed to show an improvement. Having considered the evidence the Stewards noted the contents of the report.

The Turf Club Veterinary Officer examined Leath Na Hoibre, trained by Brendan W.Duke, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be stiff post race.

201E Ladbrokes Red Day H'cap

The Stewards enquired into possible interference in the last 100 yards involving Chillie Billie (GB), ridden by R. Coakley, placed first, So Sensible, ridden by P.J. Smullen, placed fourth and Sister Slew, ridden by R. P. Downey, placed second, where it appeared So Sensible ran short of room and was forced to check. Evidence was heard from the riders concerned. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards made no alteration to the Judge's placings. They did however find R. Coakley in breach of Rule 214 by riding carelessly and having taken his record into account, suspended him for two race days. The Stewards further found R. P. Downey in breach of Rule 214 by riding carelessly and having taken his record into account, suspended him for two race days.

C.D. Hayes, rider of Clocked, trained by A.J.Martin, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount jumped awkwardly from the gate.

201F Ladbrokes 'The Believer' H'cap

F.M. Berry, rider of Dancing Noretta trained by Mrs John Harrington, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount didn't act on the track.

The Stewards requested a report from M.Halford, trainer as to the apparent improvement in form of Ebadani, placed first, as compared with its recent form. The trainer reported that this horse had a setback over the winter and disappointed on his seasonal debut in Tipperary in June. He felt the horse had progressed in his homework since then. Having considered the evidence the Stewards noted the contents of the report.

201G 'Your Sport Your Way' INH Flat Race

Mr P.J. Cawley, rider of St Agnes Church, trained by S.J.Mahon, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount ran off the bend past the stands, losing ground.

The Stewards enquired into an incident in the straight involving Forgotten Soldier (GB), ridden by Mr S. Clements, and Another Cyclone, ridden by Mr P.W. Mullins, where it appeared Forgotten Soldier (GB) ran short of room on the rails and was forced to check. Evidence was heard from the riders concerned. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards deemed the interference accidental and took no further action.



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