Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Galway 30th July 2016

The Stewards fined the following trainer in respect of their non-runner:-

Gordon Elliott, trainer of Ibsen (off feed) - €200

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

J.W. Kennedy replaced L.P. Dempsey on Wrath Of Titans, trained by Gordon Elliott (Race 2)(Stewards permission).
Mr. E.P. O'Brien rode on An Dun Abu, trained by P. E. Collins (Race 7)(see enquiry).

204A Ladbrokes Mobile M'dn H'dle

J.J. Burke, rider of Art Of Security trained by Ms. Sandra Hughes, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount weakened quickly.

P. Townend, rider of Riverrainshine trained by S.J.Mahon, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount made a bad mistake at the second last.

J.W. Kennedy, rider of Field Of Light (GB) trained by Gordon Elliott, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount jumped poorly and ran very green.

204B Ladbrokes H'cap H'dle

The Turf Club Veterinary Officer examined Some Hawk (GB), trained by Thomas Mullins, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to have a small nick on the off fore fetlock but otherwise post race normal.

M.P. Walsh, rider of Some Hawk (GB), trained by Thomas Mullins, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount hung left and stopped quickly.

204E Ladbrokes Red Day H'cap

The Stewards interviewed Gary Paul Halpin, rider of Tithonus, concerning his use of the whip in the closing 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 the rider was in breach of Regulation 10.3.(f) in that he had used his whip with excessive frequency. Having taken his previous record in this regard into account, the stewards suspended him for two race days.

204F Ladbrokes 'The Grid' H'cap

The Stewards requested a report from Mrs. John Harrington, trainer, as to the apparent improvement in form of Striking Gold (GB), placed first, as compared with its recent form. The trainer reported that her charge disappointed on his last start, it being his first run since being gelded. She added that the horse benefited today from a strong ride. Having considered the evidence, the Stewards noted the report.

D.M. Redmond, rider of Kill Or Cure trained by Gavin Cromwell, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount emptied from the top of the hill.

The Turf Club Veterinary Officer reported to the Stewards that Captain Carleton trained by Adrian Paul Keatley was found to have lost a hind shoe in running.

204G Terry Cunningham Mem. EBF INH Flat Race

The Stewards interviewed P.E. Collins, trainer, concerning his failure to nominate a rider before the designated time for An Dun Abu. Evidence was heard from the trainer, who explained the circumstances surrounding his failure. Having considered the evidence, the Stewards allowed the late nomination of Mr. E.P. O'Brien and accepted the explanation offered.

Mrs D.A.Love, trainer of Bridge Native, reported to the Clerk of Scales that her charge was found to be in season post race.



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