Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Galway 2nd August 2019

The Stewards fined the following trainers in respect of their non-runners:-

A.P.O'Brien, trainer of Il Paradiso (USA) (Off Feed) - €200
D. K. Weld, trainer of Marwari (Off Feed) - €200
Mrs John Harrington, trainer of Dragon Roll (Going) - €200

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

L.F. Roche rode Yafordadoe (reserve) , trained by Gavin Cromwell (Race 6)
R.C. Colgan replaced M.A. Enright on Miles To Memphis, trained by Mrs Denise Foster (Race 7)(Injured)

207A Guinness Galway Tribes H'cap H'dle

The Stewards fined Emmet Mullins, trainer, €65 for St Stephens Green entering the parade ring with sheepskin cheek pieces, which hadn't been declared.

The Stewards received a report from Mr. L. Walsh , Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Clerk of the Scales, regarding the fact that D.J. McInerney , rider of Orgilgo Bay , weighed in at 1.1 lbs overweight. Evidence was heard from the rider concerned, who stated that he took some fluid after weighing-out which may have caused his overweight on weighing in. Having considered the evidence, the Stewards were satisfied that D.J. McInerney was in breach of Rule 231(iii) and having taken his record into account suspended him for 2 race days.

207C Guinness Galway Blazers H'cap S'chase

The Stewards received a request from John Patrick Ryan, trainer of Icantsay, to substitute the nominated rider, L. Quinlan, with R.M. Power. The trainer stated that Mr. Quinlan had become unwell this morning and was not fit to ride the horse today. He further stated that this horse required a strong rider and felt that another claiming rider apart from Mr. Quinlan who knows the horse well may not have the strength to competently ride the horse which is why he requested an experienced rider in R.M. Power. Having considered the evidence, the Stewards allowed the request for substitution but in view of Mr. Quinlan not presenting himself to the Medical Officer on duty or the Clerk of the Scales to be weighed out, referred him to the CEO of the IHRB for further investigation.

P.T. Enright, rider of Aranhill Chief trained by S.J.Mahon, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount stopped quickly and pulled up.

D.N. Russell, rider of Ned Stark trained by Gordon Elliott, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount never travelled.

The Stewards interviewed R.M. Power, rider of Icantsay, 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 found the rider in breach of Reg.10.3.(g)(frequency) and having taken his record into account cautioned him.

207E Guinness Irish EBF (Fillies) M'dn

The Stewards interviewed W.J. Lee, rider of Lighthouse Lady, 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 found the rider in breach of Reg.10.3.(g)(frequency) and having taken his record into account suspended him for 2 race days.

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined Hazel Bay, trained by D. K. Weld, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal.

The Stewards received a report from Mr. L. Walsh, Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Clerk of the Scales, regarding the fact that G.P. Halpin, rider of Irradiate, weighed in at 1.2 lbs overweight. Evidence was heard from the rider concerned. Having considered the evidence, the Stewards were satisfied that the rider was in breach of Rule 231 (iii) and having taken his record into account suspended him for 2 race days.

207F Arthur Guinness H'cap

The Stewards enquired into possible interference in the final furlong involving Njord, ridden by R.C. Colgan, placed 4th, Royal Canford, ridden by W.J. Lee, placed 2nd and Starlite Dancer, ridden by C.D. Hayes, placed 3rd. 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 and took no further action.

GENERAL INFORMATION

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

Mr. Michael C. Hickey (Chairman)
Mr. Michael Hillman
Mr. Steve McDonogh
Mr. Tom McDonogh
Mr. M.F. O'Donoghue



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


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