Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Galway 3rd August 2018

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

G.P. Halpin rode Patrick Joseph (GB) (reserve) , trained by David Marnane (Race 2)
R.P. Downey rode Quite Subunctious (reserve) , trained by Keith Henry Clarke (Race 2)
I.J. McCarthy replaced J.W. Kennedy on Thunder And Roses, trained by Gordon Elliott (Race 6)(Injured)
A. Ring rode Baily Moon (reserve) , trained by M.F.Morris (Race 6)
D.E. Mullins rode Steel Wave (reserve) , trained by W.P. Mullins (Race 6)
D. Meyler replaced R.T. Dunne on He Rock's, trained by S.J.Mahon (Race 6)(Unwell)
P. Townend replaced R.T. Dunne on Stormey, trained by S.J.Mahon (Race 7)(Unwell)

208A Guinness H'cap H'dle

The Stewards interviewed D.J. McInerney, rider of Dr Mikey, 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(f)(frequency) and having taken his record into account suspended the rider for one race day.

M.P. Walsh, rider of Bhutan trained by Joseph Patrick O'Brien, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount didn't feel right and pulled up.

208B James's Gate Irish EBF Med Auction Mdn

Under the provisions of Rule 90 (iii), the Stewards allowed Refulgence Star, trained by W. McCreery, 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 Kodi Dream (GB), trained by Adrian Paul Keatley, to run on receipt of the trainer's written assurance that the horse was correctly vaccinated in accordance with Rule 91.

208C Guinness Galway Blazers H'cap S'chase

Rachael Blackmore, rider of Attribution (GB) trained by Henry de Bromhead, reported to the Clerk of Scales that her mount was impeded by a faller and pulled up.

J.S. McGarvey, rider of Peoples Park trained by T.J. Taaffe, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount pulled up lame.

The Stewards interviewed Mr R. Deegan, rider of Mine Now, 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 Mr. R. Deegan in breach of Reg. 10. 3. (f) (frequency) and having taken his record into account suspended him for three race days.

208E Guinness Irish EBF (Fillies) M'dn

The Stewards received a report from the Clerk of the Scales, Mr. L. Walsh, that D. O'Brien, rider of Queen Iseult (GB), attempted to weigh out without the harness attachment on his back protector prior to this race. Evidence was heard from the rider concerned who stated that it had been an oversight on his part. Having considered the evidence, the Stewards found the rider in breach of Rule 198 (v) and Regulation 10 and having considered his clean record imposed a suspension of seven days on the rider.

208G Rockshore Race

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

GENERAL INFORMATION

The Stewards considered a report from Mr. D. O'Meara, IHRB Security Team Member, regarding the overnight stabling of Vodka Society, trained by David Peter Dunne which had run in the 1.40 race at the track on the previous afternoon.
Evidence was heard from Mr. O'Meara, Ms. Joan Taylor, M.R.C.V.S. IHRB Veterinary Officer, Ms. S. Keyes, Stable Yard Personnel, and David Peter Dunne, Trainer. Mr. D. Buckley, IHRB Security Officer, also attended this enquiry.
Mr. O'Meara stated that after reporting for duty today he observed a horse stabled in box 90. In his opinion the stable was in a deplorable condition. A half bale of shavings which was left in the stable had not been spread, the stable appeared wet and there was a lot of dung present. There was tack on the floor of the stable and on further examination he discovered the passport for the horse, Vodka Society. He didn't observe any feed but there was some water present. He presented digital photographs of the condition of the stable to the Stewards.
Evidence was also heard from Ms. S. Keyes, who stated that she observed the horse over night but she does not have the authority to attend to a horse's bedding or feeding needs, which is the sole preserve and responsibility of the trainer and his staff.
Ms. J. Taylor, stated that Mr. O'Meara brought the condition of box 90 to her attention. She stated that in her opinion the condition the horse was left in overnight was unacceptable.
David Peter Dunne, stated that following the running of Vodka Society, it had been his intention to have the horse transported home that evening. However the various arrangements for this had fallen through and the horse was left at the racecourse overnight. He stated that he last attended the horse at 8pm yesterday and he did not return to the horse until 2.15pm this afternoon. He stated that an unforeseen chain of events had occurred which meant that his standard of care as a trainer had fallen short of what it should have been and he was embarrassed to be in the Stewards' Room for a matter of this nature.

Having considered all the evidence, the Stewards found Mr. Dunne in breach of Rule 148 (i) and Rule 272 and having considered his previous clean record in this regard, the Stewards imposed a fine of €1500 on the trainer.

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
Mr. Michael Hillman
Mr. Anthony Ryan
Mr. M.F. O'Donoghue



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