Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Galway 31st July 2018

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

R.P. Whelan rode Uluru Park (reserve) , trained by Brendan W.Duke (Race 4)
C.T. Keane rode Cappadocia (reserve) , trained by Mark Fahey (Race 7)

205B Latin Quarter Beginners S'chase

Under the provisions of Rule 90 (iii), the Stewards allowed Gangster (FR), trained by Henry de Bromhead, 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 reported to the Stewards that Ceide Fields (GB) trained by S.J.Mahon had blood at the nose as a result of exercise induced pulmonary haemorrhage when examined post race.

205E COLM QUINN BMW Mile H'cap

Under the provisions of Rule 90 (iii), the Stewards allowed Rionach (GB), trained by M.D. O'Callaghan, to run on receipt of the trainer's written assurance that the horse was correctly vaccinated in accordance with Rule 91.

R.P. Whelan, rider of Saltonstall (GB) trained by M.Halford, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount stopped quickly.

W.J. Lee, rider of What's The Story (GB) trained by Keith Dalgleish (in GB), reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount got no run in the straight.

205F Caulfield Industrial H'cap

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

A.J. Slattery, rider of Dinkum Diamond trained by Andrew Slattery, reported to the Clerk of Scales that he got no run until the final furlong and ran on well.

B.M. Coen, rider of Flowerhill Nova trained by Andrew Slattery, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount was slowly away.

The Stewards requested a report from L.T. McAteer, rider of Keep Believing, trained by Brian Nolan, concerning his unseating in the straight. He reported that his saddle slipped on the rise out of the dip and began to roll on the horses back before slipping to the side and he was unable to keep his balance and got unseated. Having viewed the recording and considered the report, the Stewards considered the unseating to be unavoidable.

The Stewards interviewed John James Feane, trainer of Lyfka (GB), concerning the conduct of this horse who was withdrawn at the start having failed to load into stalls, this being a recurrence of a similar happening at Dundalk on the 6th December 2017 and at Navan on the 14th July 2018. Evidence was heard from the trainer concerned. Having considered the evidence and taken into consideration the past record of Lyfka (GB) in relation to refusing to load into starting stalls, the Stewards using their powers under Rule 14 (iii) suspended Lyfka (GB) for 60 days from races being started from starting stalls.

The Stewards informed John James Feane, trainer that Lyfka (GB), would have to be recertified before being declared to run from stalls again.

The Stewards interviewed D.M. Redmond, rider of St Gallen, concerning his use of the whip in the latter stages of this. 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 D.M. Redmond was in breach of R(10)(3)(f) by using his whip with excessive frequency and R10(4) by failing to give his mount time to respond to the whip. Having taken his previous good record into consideration, the Stewards suspended D.M. Redmond for 2 racedays.

205G Caulfieldindustrial.com H'cap

The Stewards fined Mrs Denise Foster, trainer, €350 for lodging a passport in respect of Merited, in which the vaccinations did not conform with the provisions of Rule 91. The Stewards ordered the withdrawal of Merited in accordance with the provisions of Rule 90(iv).

G.P. Halpin, rider of Alans Pride trained by Richard John O'Brien, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount stopped quickly.

The Stewards met to consider a report from Ms Nicola O'Connor IHRB Veterinary Officer and Dr. Lynn Hillyer IHRB Chief Veterinary Officer concerning an incident at the conclusion of this race where J.A. Heffernan, rider of Hitchcock (GB), collided with a wall when pulling up and his mount was grazed. Evidence was heard from J.A. Heffernan who accepted the report but explained that his mount was difficult to pull up but he reacted by trying to avoid injuring a number of grooms standing in the same area. Having considered the reports and the evidence, the Stewards noted the comments and recommended that the Clerk of the Course to look at the area in question with a view to creating a safer environment for staff and riders at the termination of a race.

GENERAL INFORMATION

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

Mr. P.J.A. O'Connor (Chairman),
Mr. M.J. Doyle,
Mr. Con O'Mahony,
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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