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Gowranpark 16th September 2017

259A Irish Stallion Farms EBF (Fillies) M'dn

The Stewards enquired into an incident in the back straight involving Acht Na Gaeilge, ridden by K.J. Manning, unplaced, Divine Approach, ridden by S.P. Davis, unplaced and Leedle Lady, ridden by K.J. Leonard, unplaced, where it appeared that Leedle Lady ran short of room and checked. Evidence was heard from the riders concerned. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards were of the opinion that the incident was caused by S.P. Davis riding carelessly therefore he was in breach of Rule 214. Having taken his good previous record into consideration the Stewards suspended S.P. Davis for 1 raceday.

The Stewards fined Michael C.Connell, trainer, €350 for lodging a passport in respect of Candle In The Wind, in which the vaccinations did not conform with the provisions of Rule 91. The Stewards allowed the horse to run on receipt of the trainer's written assurance that the vaccinations were in order.

259E D.Cordell Lavarack/Lanwades Stud(F)Stks

R.P. Whelan, rider of Ionization trained by John Patrick Shanahan, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount did not handle the ground.

D. K. Weld, trainer of Dabulena, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his charge lost her action coming down the hill between the four and three furlong markers

The Turf Club Veterinary Officer examined Dabulena, trained by D. K. Weld, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to have lost a left fore shoe but was otherwise post race normal.

259F Gowran Golf Membership Apprentice H'cap

The Stewards considered an objection lodged by D.E. Hogan, rider of Roibeard, placed second, against the winner Lucky Mistake, ridden by D.E. Sheehy, placed first, on the grounds that the winner dragged his own mount across the track between one and a half furlongs and one furlong from the finish costing him the winning of the race with the distance apart at the finish being half a length. Evidence was heard from the riders concerned. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards overruled the objection and the result stands. Adrian Paul Keatley, trainer of Lucky Mistake, attended this enquiry.

T.P. Madden, rider of Make It Hurrah trained by Mrs John Harrington, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount never travelled during this race.

G.P. Halpin, rider of Uno Momento trained by Thomas Mullins, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount did not handle the track.

D.E. Sheehy, rider of Lucky Mistake trained by Adrian Paul Keatley, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount hung left in the straight.

The Stewards enquired from Jane M. Foley, trainer, as to why her charge Mack Miller (GB) arrived at the start without being fitted with sheepskin cheek pieces which were declared to be worn, therefore necessitating the animals withdrawal in accordance with the provisions of Rule 194 (ii). The trainer stated that she forgot to inform a staff member that sheepskin cheek pieces had to be fitted and accepted full responsibility for this error. Having considered her evidence, the Stewards cautioned Jane M. Foley concerning her responsibility to conform with Rule 194 (ii) in relation to the wearing of declared head gear.



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