Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Gowranpark 25th January 2018

014A Langton House Hotel M'dn H'dle

The Stewards enquired into the running and riding of Life Isfor Living, ridden by B. Browne and trained by Oliver McKiernan. Evidence was heard from the rider and trainer concerned. B. Browne, stated that his instructions were to drop his mount in, to get him settled and to do the best he could. He said his mount ran with his head up and in his hands throughout and further added that his mount made a bad mistake at the hurdle before the stands, after which he allowed him time to regather his momentum for a time thereafter. He said he held on to him in the closing stages in an attempt to get home and felt he rode at his strongest without using his whip. Oliver McKiernan, trainer, confirmed the instructions given and expressed his satisfaction with the ride. He stated that his charge is a very difficult type to train and rides out alone at home in an attempt to keep him relaxed. He referred to his previous runs and how he had ran very free and failed to finish and was happy that the rider had not used his whip in the closing stages. The Stewards also received a report from the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer, who stated that Life Isfor Living was found to be post race normal. Samples were taken for analysis. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards were of the opinion that both rider and trainer were in breach of Rule 212.A (ii)and having considered both their records, suspended B. Browne for 5 racedays and ordered that he forfeit his riding fee and fined the trainer €2,000. Furthermore, the Stewards suspended Life Isfor Living for 42 days. Mr. M.C. Hickey, Acting Steward, absented himself from this enquiry.

The Stewards enquired into the running and riding of Quamino (GER), ridden by D.J. Mullins, and trained by Paul Nolan. Evidence was heard from the rider and trainer concerned. D.J. Mullins, stated that his instructions were to settle his mount as early as possible, try to get him jumping and to do the best he could. He said he travelled very keen, winged the first, had to take his mount off heels and jumped very green throughout. He said he could have ridden more vigorously in the closing stages but felt this would have hindered his chances of finishing. He also referred to the animals previous form and the testing ground conditions and said he rode with both in mind throughout. He further added that the application of a hood in the future may be of help. Paul Nolan, trainer, confirmed the instructions given and expressed his satisfaction with the ride. He described his charge as a cowardly type, that is difficult to settle and felt that he would struggle to get home on ground that he described as very heavy. He said today's run was by far the animals best performance and hoped that his charge would learn to settle in future. The Stewards also received a report from the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer who stated that Quamino (GER), was found to be post race normal. Samples were taken for analysis. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewads noted the explanation offered.

014B Ladbrokes H'cap H'dle

The Stewards fined Oliver McKiernan, trainer, €350 for lodging a passport in respect of Ard Na Carraig (GB), 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.

D.J. Mullins, rider of Getaway Rose trained by Ms Margaret Mullins, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount ran to free and was pulled up thereafter.

B.J. Cooper, rider of Streak (GB) trained by Thomas Mullins, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount pulled up lame.

014C John Mulhern Galmoy H'dle

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined Let's Dance (FR), trained by W.P. Mullins, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal.

014D Adare Manor Opportunity H'cap H'dle

P.D. Kennedy, rider of Amaulino (FR), trained by Colin Bowe, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount tired quickly at the line and he pulled him with his left hand in an attempt to hold him together.

The Stewards enquired into an incident in the closing stages, involving Amaulino (FR), ridden by P.D. Kennedy and Wade Harper, ridden by J.P. O'Sullivan, where it appeared Amaulino (FR) ran short of room. 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 J.P. O'Sullivan was in breach of Rule 214 in that he had ridden carelessly and having considered his record, severely cautioned him.

The Stewards enquired into an incident just before the finish line, involving Amaulino (FR), ridden by P.D. Kennedy and Wade Harper, ridden by J.P. O'Sullivan, where it appeared Wade Harper met with interference. 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 P.D. Kennedy was in breach of Rule 214 in that he had ridden carelessly. Having taken his previous record in this regard into account, the Stewards suspended him for 2 racedays.

014E Goffs Thyestes H'cap S'chase

P. Townend, rider of Pleasant Company trained by W.P. Mullins, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount never travelled and was pulled up thereafter.

Owing to ground conditions, the Stewards granted permission for fence number four to be omitted in this race and the remainder of the card.

The Stewards interviewed C.D. Meehan, rider of Woods Well, concerning his use of the whip in the closing stages of this race. Evidence was heard from the rider concerned. Having viewed a recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards were of the opinion that the rider was in breach of Regulation 10.3(F), in that he had used his whip with excessive frequency. Having taken his previous record in this record into account, the Stewards suspended him for 1 raceday.

The Stewards received a report from Dr. Lynn Hillyer, Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer, that she had observed Out Sam (GB), to be marked post race and confirmed the marks 1 hour later. Mr. L.S. Walsh Stewards Secretary, confirmed that he had put James Bowen, rider of Out Sam (GB), on notice to attend a Stewards enquiry in relation to his use of the whip and was not to leave the track. At a later stage the Stewards attempted to hold the enquiry but were unable to do so as the rider had left without permission which was confirmed by a number of people. In view of the riders failure to attend this enquiry, the Stewards sent the matter to the referrals committee.

GENERAL INFORMATION

The following Raceday Stewards acted on behalf of the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board at this race meeting:
Mr. N.P. Lambert (Chairman),
Ms. Denise Brophy,
Mr. Victor Connolly,
Mr. M.C. Hickey,
Mr. M.F. O'Donoghue.



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


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