Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Galway 2nd August 2018

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

E. O'Connell rode Ted Veale (reserve) , trained by A.J.Martin (Race 6)

207A Guinness Beginners S'chase

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined Ah Littleluck, trained by Thomas Gibney, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be blowing hard post race.

207C Rockshore H'cap

The Stewards enquired into an incident after the turn into the straight involving Tony The Gent, ridden by C.T. Keane, placed fourth, Perfect Soldier, ridden by G.P. Halpin, placed third and Prosecution (GB), ridden by T.P. Madden, placed second, where it appeared that Perfect Soldier collided with Tony The Gent causing the latter to check. Evidence was heard from the riders concerned. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards were satisfied that any interference caused was accidental in nature and took no further action.

C.P. Hoban, rider of Giorni Felice trained by Edward Lynam, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount hung left during this race.

207D Arthur Guinness Irish EBF Corrib(F)Stks

W.J. Lee, rider of Patuano trained by W. McCreery, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount did not stride out fluently at any stage of this race.

207F Guinness Galway H'dle H'cap

Under the provisions of Rule 90 (iii), the Stewards allowed Plinth, trained by Joseph Patrick O'Brien, to run on receipt of the trainer's written assurance that the horse was correctly vaccinated in accordance with Rule 91.

Under the provisions of Rule 90 (iii), the Stewards allowed Project Bluebook (FR), trained by John Quinn (in GB), to run on receipt of the trainer's written assurance that the horse was correctly vaccinated in accordance with Rule 91.

The Stewards fined Gordon Elliott, trainer, €65 for failing to fit blinkers to Cartwright (GB), prior to entering the parade ring.

D.N. Russell, rider of The Game Changer trained by Gordon Elliott, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount was pulled up after his saddle had slipped.

207G Open Gate Pure Brew H'cap

Under the provisions of Rule 90 (iii), the Stewards allowed Guido Reni, trained by Karl Thornton, to run on receipt of the trainer's written assurance that the horse was correctly vaccinated in accordance with Rule 91.

Under the provisions of Rule 90 (iii), the Stewards allowed Mash Potato, trained by Noel C. Kelly, to run on receipt of the trainer's written assurance that the horse was correctly vaccinated in accordance with Rule 91.

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined Townshend (GER), trained by W.P. Mullins, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal.

207H Good Time For A Guinness INH Flat Race

The Stewards met to consider reports from Mr. Frank Clune, IHRB Security Officer and Dr. Lynn Hillyer, IHRB Senior Veterinary Officer concerning the manner in which William Coleman O'Brien, trainer, had failed to cooperate when requested on arrival to present the passport for his charge Antiqua Son. Mr. Clune stated that he requested the passport for Antigua Son from Mr O'Brien when the animal was entering the stable yard. He further stated that Mr O'Brien questioned his role in requesting passports as he was not a member of the veterinary team and acted in an aggressive manner. Dr. Hillyer stated that she introduced herself to the trainer but she had also encountered an aggressive attitude which was both unnecessary and unacceptable. Mr O'Brien denied that he had acted in an aggressive manner but accepted during interrogation that he was unaware of the changes to Rule 90 (i) (Identification and Vaccinations Checks). He apologised for his failure to be familiar with the Rules pertaining to the presentation of passports at the racecourse. Having considered the reports and all the evidence, the Stewards were satisfied that William Coleman O'Brien was in breach of Rule 272 in that his behaviour to Officials was unacceptable and furthermore found him to be in breach of Rule 147 (i) by failing to familiarise himself with the change to Rule 90 (i). Having taken his previous record into consideration, the Stewards fined William Coleman O'Brien €500.

Under the provisions of Rule 90 (iii), the Stewards allowed Moondust Magic, trained by Seamus Fahey, to run on receipt of the trainer's written assurance that the horse was correctly vaccinated in accordance with Rule 91.

GENERAL INFORMATION

The following Raceday Stewards acted on behalf of the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board at this race meeting:

Mr. M.C. Hickey (Chairman),

Mr. Derek Pugh,

Ms. Jill Farrell,

Mr. Donal Gavin,

Mr. P.D. Matthews.



Disclaimer: Please note this information is provisional and is subject to amendment until published in the Irish Racing Calendar.


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