Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Galway 3rd August 2017

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

P.J. Smullen replaced L.F. Roche on Ace Of Diamonds, trained by D. K. Weld (Race 3)(Stewards permission)
R.P. Cleary rode Cairdiuil (reserve) , trained by I.Madden (Race 3)
P.J. Smullen replaced D.P. McDonogh on Raymonda (USA), trained by D. K. Weld (Race 4)(Stewards permission)
D.P. McDonogh rode Casla (reserve) , trained by J.A.Stack (Race 4)
R.P. Whelan rode Camellia Japonica (reserve) , trained by Joseph G. Murphy (Race 4)
N.P. Madden rode All The Answers (GB) (reserve) , trained by Joseph Patrick O'Brien (Race 6)
S.P. Davis rode Repare Mon (reserve) , trained by Thomas Mullins (Race 7)
K.K. Hennessy rode Nulife (reserve) , trained by Denis Gerard Hogan (Race 7)

203C Guinness Draught H'cap

The Stewards requested a report from I.Madden, trainer, as to the apparent improvement in form of Cairdiuil, placed second, as compared with its recent form. I. Madden reported that his charge failed to stay the trip at Roscommon 8th May, met with interference on the bend past the stands at Roscommon 12th June and most recently failed to handle the quick underfoot conditions at Killarney 17th July. He also reported that this eleven year old gelding had run his best races here at Galway, thrives on the uphill finish and was best suited running over a mile. Having considered the evidence the Stewards noted the content of the report.

The Stewards interviewed R.P. Cleary, rider of Cairdiuil, 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 R.P. Cleary was in breach of R10(3)(f) by using his whip with excessive frequency and therefore cautioned him having taken his good previous record into consideration. .

203D Arthur Guinness Irish EBF Corrib(F)Stks

The Stewards informed J.A.Stack, trainer that Casla, would have to be recertified before being declared to run from stalls again.

203E Guinness Novice H'dle

The Turf Club Veterinary Officer examined Bhutan, trained by Joseph Patrick O'Brien, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to have a nasal discharge post race. It was also noted that the gelding had lost a left fore shoe.

R. Walsh, rider of Lac Kivu (FR) trained by W.P. Mullins, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount stopped quickly and was distressed post race.

The Turf Club Veterinary Officer examined Lac Kivu (FR), trained by W.P. Mullins, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be making a respiratory noise post race.

203F Guinness Galway H'dle H'cap

The Stewards received a report from the Clerk of the Scales, P.L. Malone, that B.R. Dalton, rider of Morga, had weighed in at 1.2lbs overweight. Evidence was heard from the rider concerned who stated that his mount was a reserve and he was notified at 11 a.m this morning that the filly would get a run. At that time he had about three pounds in weight to lose. He added that he had a drink of water after weighing out and that his clothing had absorbed some rain. Having considered the evidence, the Stewards were satisfied that B.R. Dalton was in breach of Rule 231(iii) by weighing in more than 1lb overweight and therefore suspended him for 2 racedays having taken his previous record into consideration.

203H Guinness WestIndies Porter INH Flat Race

The Turf Club Veterinary Officer examined Peacocks Secret, trained by Emmet Mullins, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal.



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