Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Galway 27th October 2014

295A (Mares) M'dn H'dle

The Stewards interviewed R. Walsh, rider of Little Miss Vic, concerning his use of the whip in 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 the rider was in breach of Regulation 10.3(e), in that he used the whip other than down the shoulder or on the hind quarters and having considered his record, suspended him for one race day.

The Stewards requested a report from Sean O. O'Brien, trainer as to the apparent improvement in form of Cloudy Rock, placed first, as compared with its recent form. The trainer reported that his charge disappointed on her last start, it being the first run after a layoff and was taken on for the lead. He added that today's drop in class allowed his charge to dictate matters. He concluded by saying that the mare probably is better going right handed. Having considered the evidence the Stewards noted the explanation offered.

295D Barna Recycling Rated Novice H'dle

The Turf Club Veterinary Officer examined Lord Scoundrel, trained by Gordon Elliott, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal.

295E Corrib Food Products H'cap H'dle

P.T. Enright, rider of Ginger Quill trained by V. T. O'Brien, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his saddle slipped and he pulled up.

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