Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Gowranpark 15th August 2018

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

J.A. Heffernan rode Midnight Drummer (reserve) , trained by D.J. Bunyan (Race 8)

223A Irish Stallion Farms EBF M'dn

G.M. Ryan, rider of Porterinthejungle trained by P.J.F. Murphy, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount lost its footing on the first bend.

C. O'Donoghue, rider of Trethias (GB), trained by Mrs John Harrington, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount jumped slowly from stalls.

223B Derek Ryan Live After Racing Nursery Hcp

D.P. McDonogh, rider of Andaleep trained by D. K. Weld, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount jumped a bare piece of ground approximately four and a half furlongs out and was hampered when running into the back of Facethepuckout.

D. O'Brien, rider of Facethepuckout trained by Joseph Patrick O'Brien, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount jumped a bare piece of ground approximately four and a half furlongs from the finish.

223C McEnery Cup H'cap

The Stewards requested a report from W.P. Mullins, trainer as to the apparent improvement in form of Law Girl (FR), placed first, as compared with its most recent run. The trainer reported that this mare seems to be suited by good ground and a galloping track which she didn't get at Galway last time which may account for the disappointing run. Having considered the report, the Stewards noted its contents. .

D. O'Brien, rider of Drapers Guild (GB) trained by Joseph Patrick O'Brien, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount got tight for room in the final furlong.

223D Ir.Stallion Farms EBF Hurry Harriet Stks

S. Foley, rider of Muirin trained by Edward Lynam, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount never travelled throughout.

C.D. Hayes, rider of Polly Glide trained by Lee Smyth, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount was hampered in the straight.

The Stewards enquired into possible interference in the straight involving Polly Glide, ridden by C.D. Hayes, unplaced, Beach Wedding, ridden by R.P. Cleary, placed fifth, Hence, ridden by P.B. Beggy, placed second and Park Bloom, ridden by K.J. Manning, unplaced, where it appeared Polly Glide ran short of room. Evidence was heard from the riders concerned. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards made no alteration to the Judge's placings and took no further action other than to advise R.P. Cleary to ride with more care in future.

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined Lagostovegas, trained by W.P. Mullins, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal.

223F(i) Golf Membership Gowran Apprentice H'cap (Division One)

The Stewards enquired into an incident in the straight involving Lady De Vesci, ridden by R. Coakley, and Vitalized, ridden by S.P. Davis, where it appeared Vitalized got tight for room and checked. Evidence was heard from the riders concerned. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards found R. Coakley in breach of Rule 214 by riding carelessly and having taken his good previous record into account cautioned the rider.

223F(ii) Golf Membership Gowran Apprentice H'cap (Division Two)

The Stewards interviewed B.M. Coen, rider of Sleepy Head, concerning his use of the whip in the latter stages of this race. Evidence was heard from the rider concerned, who gave his evidence in the presence of Mr. M. Crosse. Having viewed a recording of the race and considered the evidence the Stewards found the rider in breach of Reg. 10 3.(f) by using his whip with excessive force and frequency and having taken his good record into account suspended him for one race day.

GENERAL INFORMATION

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

Mr. N.P. Lambert (Chairman)
Mr. John Martin-Smith
Mrs. J.O. Onions
Mr. Laurence McFerran
Mr. L. Walsh



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


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