Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Galway 5th August 2018

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

J.S. McGarvey replaced J.J. Slevin on King Leon, trained by Joseph Patrick O'Brien (Race 2)(Injured)
J.B. Kane rode As De Pique (reserve) , trained by Gavin Cromwell (Race 2)
R.P. Cleary replaced K.J. Manning on Macken, trained by Brendan W.Duke (Race 3)(Unwell)
M.A. Enright replaced J.J. Slevin on Devils Bride, trained by Henry de Bromhead (Race 5)(Injured)
A. Ring replaced J.W. Kennedy on The Game Changer, trained by Gordon Elliott (Race 6)(Injured)

210A Adare Manor Opportunity H'cap H'dle

R.A. Doyle, rider of Afatcat (GB) trained by S.J.Mahon, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount met with an amount of interference in this race and got no run.

The Stewards enquired into an incident on the approach to and at the second last hurdle involving Double Speak, ridden by D.P. Maxwell, unplaced, Golden Poet, ridden by D.J. O'Keeffe, unplaced, Peacocks Secret, ridden by A. Ring, unplaced, Kellyiscool, ridden by K.J. Brouder, placed third, Trump Sixteen, ridden by A. McCurtin, fell, Always Resolute (GB), ridden by P.E. Corbett, fell, A Place Apart, ridden by J.B. Kane, brought down and Sil Ver Klass (FR), ridden by E. O'Connell, unplaced, where it appeared that Golden Poet made a manoeuvre inwards and tightened a number of runners on his inside. Evidence was heard from the riders concerned. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards were satisfied that the incident was serious in nature and was caused by D.J. O'Keeffe riding carelessly. Having taken his previous record and limited experience into consideration, the Stewards suspended D.J. O'Keeffe for 9 racedays.

The Stewards enquired into the situation whereby the second last hurdle, an Easyfix hurdle became completely dislodged and some sections turned over when horses made contact with it while jumping as a bunched group. Evidence was heard from Mr. Lorcan Wyer, IHRB Clerk of the Course who gave a detailed account of how the hurdle track was prepared for today's fixture. Working in tandem with Mr Ger Broderick, Course Foreman, the track was prepared during the morning and everything was found to be in order when the final pre race inspection was carried out about two hours before racing. He added that the hurdles were secured with three pins in the front to secure them while each section was interlocked therefore no single section could become displaced. He said that in his experience he had never seen these type of hurdles show any displacement in the past. Having considered all the evidence, the Stewards referred this matter to the CEO of the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board for consultation with the interested parties with a view to making any recommendations necessary to stabilise these Easyfix hurdles should a similar race riding situation arise in the future.

210B Kenny Galway H'cap H'dle

P. Townend, rider of Champagne Harmony trained by S.J.Mahon, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount both moved and jumped poorly before being pulled up.

M.A. Enright, rider of Big Bad Brian trained by Denis Gerard Hogan, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount made a respiratory noise in running and was pulled up.

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer reported to the Stewards that Steamboat Bill trained by H. Smyth had blood at the nose as a result of Exercised Induced Pulmonary Haemorrhage when examined post race.

The Stewards received a report from the Clerk of the Scales, Mr. L. Walsh, that D.J. McInerney, rider of Na Trachtalai Abu, had weighed in at 1.4lbs overweight. Evidence was heard from the rider concerned who stated that he had no difficulty doing the correct weight but had a drink to rehydrate after weighing out. Having considered the evidence, the Stewards were satisfied that D.J. McInerney was in breach of Rule 231 by weighing in at more than 1lb above the correct weight. Having taken into consideration his previous record within the last twelve months, the Stewards suspended D.J. McInerney for 3 racedays.

H. Smyth, trainer of Steamboat Bill, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his charge burst a blood vessel during this race.

210C Foran Equine Irish EBF Auction M'dn

D.P. McDonogh, rider of Highway To Success trained by Gordon Elliott, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount jinked slightly on the final bend.

210D Irish Stallion Farms EBF 'Ahonoora' Hcap

S. Foley, rider of Tresorier (GB) trained by John James Feane, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount got no run in the straight.

The Stewards interviewed B. Robinson, rider of Baraweez, concerning the fact that he appeared to move across before reaching the marker poles. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered evidence from the rider, the Stewards were satisfied that B. Robinson was in breach of Rule 211 (a) by failing to ride in a straight line until reaching the marker poles. Having taken his previous record into consideration, the Stewards cautioned B. Robinson.

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined Full Moon, trained by A.P.O'Brien, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to have lost a left fore shoe and a left hind shoe but was otherwise post race normal.

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined Bond Street, trained by A.P.O'Brien, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal.

210G JPK Fencing H'cap

R.P. Whelan, rider of Lucca trained by Jarlath P.Fahey, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount was checked on the turn into the straight and eased thereafter.

The Stewards enquired into an incident about one furlong from the finish involving Newcross, ridden by R.C. Colgan, placed second, Political Policy, ridden by G.F. Carroll, unplaced and Queen Iseult (GB), ridden by D. O'Brien, unplaced, where it appeared that Newcross tried to challenge between the other named horses but was tight for room. Evidence was heard from the riders concerned. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards advised R.C. Colgan to ride with more care. Mr. John Powell, Acting Steward, did not attend this enquiry.

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. Edward Flannery,
Mr. John Powell,
Mr. Tom McDonogh,
Mr. Hugh Hynes.



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


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