Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Galway 28th July 2014

196B Easyfix Rubber Products H'cap H'dle

B.J. Geraghty, rider of Artful Artist, trained by A.J.Martin, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount never travelled throughout this race.

The Turf Club Veterinary Officer examined Artful Artist, trained by A.J.Martin, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be blowing hard with a nasal discharge.

196C Claregalwayhotel.ie (C&G) EBF M'dn

The Stewards interviewed Adrian O'Shea, rider of Dudes And Diamonds (GB), concerning his use of the whip in the latter 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 A. O'Shea was in breach of R10(4) by failing to give his mount time to respond to the whip and consequently severely cautioned him having taken his previous good record into consideration.

The Stewards received a report from the Clerk of the Scales, I. Hamilton, that Adrian O'Shea, rider of Dudes And Diamonds (GB), had weighed in 1.9lbs above the required weight. Evidence was heard from the rider concerned who stated that he drank water after weighing out as he was dehydrated. Having considered the evidence, the Stewards were satisfied that A. O'Shea was in breach of Rule 231 and suspended him for 1 raceday.

196E Claytonhotelgalway.ie H'cap

The Turf Club Veterinary Officer examined Bobby's Heart, trained by D. K. Weld, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal.

M.Halford, trainer of Camakasi, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his charge did not handle the track

G.F. Carroll, rider of Kilruane Shea, trained by A. Oliver, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount clipped heels at an early stage of the race.

196F Pillo Hotel H'cap

The Stewards requested a report from D. K. Weld, trainer, as to the apparent improvement in form of Timiyan (USA), placed first, as compared with its previous run. D.K. Weld reported that his charge had been gelded since his last run at Fairyhouse 29th May. He believed that this had a significant bearing on his improved run. He also believed that the application of a visor, the longer trip of twelve furlongs and the good ground all had a positive effect on his performance. Having considered the evidence the Stewards noted the content of the report.

196G Colm Quinn BMW INH Flat Race

The Stewards enquired into the fall of Riverrainshine, ridden by Mr J.C. Barry, when racing in the dip on the first circuit. Evidence was heard from Mr J.C. Barry and Mr D.L. Queally rider of Oberon Blue, unplaced. Having considered the evidence and viewed a recording of the race, the Stewards were satisfied that the fall was accidental in nature and took no further action.



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