Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Gowranpark 23rd May 2017

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

D.W. O'Connor rode Justice Ears (reserve), trained by David Peter Dunne (Race 4)

117A Irish Stallion Farms EBF (Fillies) M'dn

The Turf Club Veterinary Officer examined Ruby Quest, trained by A.P. O'Brien, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be showing signs of being in season.

C. O'Donoghue, rider of Spring Garden, trained by Mrs John Harrington, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount was checked due to interference a furlong and a half from the finish.

The Stewards enquired into an incident approximately a furlong and a half from the finish involving Lovemenot, ridden by W.J. Lee, placed second and Spring Garden, ridden by C. O'Donoghue, unplaced, where it appeared Spring Garden received interference. Evidence was heard from the riders concerned. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards deemed the interference to be accidental and took no further action.

The Turf Club Veterinary Officer examined Ruby Quest, trained by A.P.O'Brien, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be showing signs of being in season.

John M. Oxx, trainer of Araca (FR), reported to the Office of the Governing Bodies that his charge was found to be in season post race.

117B Ladies Day June 24th (Fillies) Race

The Stewards informed T.G.McCourt, trainer that Sally Gap, would have to be recertified before being declared to run from stalls again.

117C1 Kilkenny Hurlers Race Day June 24th Hcap

S. Foley, rider of Song Of The Sky (GB), trained by John Joseph Murphy, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount ran short of room turning in.

G.F. Carroll, rider of Forcefull, trained by Adrian Paul Keatley, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount suffered slight interference in the final furlong.

N.G. McCullagh, rider of Truly Genius, trained by C.P.Donoghue, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount suffered interference turning in.

K.J. Leonard, rider of Nabeel, trained by M.A. Gunn, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount was dropping backwards when suffering accidental interference.

The Stewards requested a report from P. Meany, trainer as to the apparent improvement in form of Belclare Boy, placed first, as compared with its recent form. The trainer reported that this horse made his seasonal debut at Clonmel on ground quicker than ideal. Today's slower surface at a track where he has previously run well may have brought about today's return to form. Having considered the evidence the Stewards noted the explanation offered.

117C2 Kilkenny Hurlers Race Day June 24th Hcap

The Stewards enquired into an incident on the turn into the straight involving Mistiness, ridden by R.P. Downey, Snap Click, ridden by K.J. Manning, and Ringo Kid (GB), ridden by K.J. Leonard, where it appeared Snap Click received interference on the inner. Evidence was heard from the riders concerned. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards found K.J. Leonard in breach of Rule 214 by riding carelessly and having taken his previous record into account suspended him for three race days and further cautioned him as to the accuracy of his evidence at future enquiries.

117D Gowran Park Claiming Race

Rachael Blackmore, rider of Zero Euro trained by H. Rogers, reported to the Clerk of Scales that her mount lost its action and pulled up.

117E Thomastown H'cap

C.P. Hoban, rider of Total Demolition, trained by J. Larkin, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount was squeezed close home.

The Turf Club Veterinary Officer examined Total Demolition, trained by J. Larkin, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to have grazed the inside of its left hind cannon and coronary band on post race examination.

O.J. Orr, rider of Beau Satchel (GB) trained by Adrian McGuinness, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount was tight for room in the straight.

O.J. Orr, rider of Beau Satchel (GB) trained by Adrian McGuinness, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount was tight for room in the straight.

117F Paulstown H'cap

C. O'Donoghue, rider of Doonard Prince, trained by Ross O'Sullivan, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount hung left.

117G Irish Stallion Farms EBF M'dn

The Stewards enquired into the running and riding of Discovery Lad, ridden by R. Coakley, and trained by J.P. Murtagh. Evidence was heard from the rider and Caroline Murtagh, Authorised Representative for the trainer concerned. R. Coakley, stated that his horse was drawn wide and he had the option of either jumping early or slotting in. The horse was ridden forward last time and didn't finish out his race so chose to ride a more waiting race today. He dropped in, got his mount balanced and running, used his whip in the straight, angled off the rail and pushed his mount out hands and heels to the line. Caroline Murtagh expressed herself to be satisfied with the ride. She was unsure about the horse's favoured ground conditions as they were still learning about the horse. The Stewards also received a report from the Turf Club Veterinary Officer which stated that this horse was found to blowing hard post race and to have a nasal discharge from both nostrils, possibly as a result of kickback. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards noted the explanations.



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