Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Gowranpark 9th March 2019

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

P.T. Enright replaced M.A. Enright on Gliondar Mo Chroi, trained by Aidan F. Fogarty (Race 4)(Injured)
M.J. Bolger replaced R.P. Treacy on Ali's Girl, trained by Miss Tara Lee Cogan (Race 4)(Injured)

044A Philip Ireland M'dn H'dle

At the request of the Stewards, D.J. McInerney, rider of Arizona Flyer, trained by Michael Winters, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount was very green, jumped left and also made a noise at the top of the hill.

A. McCurtin, rider of Sir Popple trained by Timothy Doyle, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount made a bad mistake in the back straight.

The Stewards enquired into the running and riding of Arizona Flyer, ridden by D.J. McInerney and trained by Michael Winters. Evidence was heard from the rider and trainer concerned. D.J. McInerney, stated that his instructions were to jump off in mid division, give his mount plenty of light, get her jumping and do the best he could. He said he was further back than he would have liked after his mount got a fright at the first when another runner made a mistake, that his mount ran very green throughout and jumped left throughout. He added his mount made a noise at the top of the hill, after which he held her together in the closing stages in an attempt to get home on the soft ground.
Michael Winters, confirmed the instructions given and stated that his charge is a highly strung mare. He outlined the schooling his charge had received prior to the run and expressed his over all disappointment with her jumping and with how green she travelled throughout. He concluded by stating that the rider could have been seen to ride his mount out more in the closing stages, but was unsure if a better finishing position could have been achieved. The Stewards also received a report from the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer, who stated that Arizona Flyer was post race normal. Samples were taken for analysis. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards noted the explanation offered by Mr. Winters in relation to the running and riding of Arizona Flyer, but severely cautioned D.J. McInerney concerning his responsibilities under the provisions of Rule 212 and advised him to familiarise himself with his obligations. Furthermore, the Stewards were of the opinion that D.J. McInerney was in breach of Rule 213 in that he had failed at first instance, to report something which may have affected the performance of his mount. Having taken his previous record in this regard into account, the Stewards suspended D. J. McInerney for 1 raceday.

044B BetVictor M'dn H'dle

The Stewards fined Robert Tyner, trainer, €350 for lodging a passport in respect of Bay Ambition, in which the vaccinations did not conform with the provisions of Rule 91. The Stewards ordered the withdrawal of Bay Ambition in accordance with the provisions of Rule 90.

At the request of the Stewards, B.J. Cooper, rider of Alcatraz, trained by Paul Nolan, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount made a bad mistake at the last on the first circuit. .

At the request of the Stewards, B. Browne, rider of Good Ol Days, trained by Oliver McKiernan, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount ran very free and was green early on.

P. Townend, rider of Queens Boulevard (GB) trained by W.P. Mullins, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount stopped quickly three out.

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined Alcatraz, trained by Paul Nolan, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to have skin scrapes on his right forearm and to be otherwise post race normal.

044C1 Xenon Security H'cap H'dle

R.A. Doyle, rider of Fourina trained by Mark Fahey, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount was badly hampered by two fallers and pulled up thereafter.

044D Holden Plant Rentals Shamrock H'cap S'ch

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined Doctor Phoenix, trained by Gordon Elliott, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be have blood at the nose following exercise induced pulmonary haemorrhage.

D.N. Russell, rider of Doctor Phoenix trained by Gordon Elliott, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount never travelled and pulled up thereafter.

At the request of the Stewards, P. Townend, rider of Dolciano Dici (FR), trained by W.P. Mullins, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount made a mistake down the back.

044E Irish Machinery Auctions Beginners S'ch

John J Fitzpatrick, rider of You Can't Catch Me trained by Kieran Purcell, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount made a noise in the closing stages.

D.J. Mullins, rider of Catwells (FR) trained by W.P. Mullins, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount pulled up lame.

044F Tetratema Cup Hunters S'chase

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined Sizing Coal, trained by J.T.R.Dreaper, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal.

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. Anthony Byrne,
Mrs. J. O. Onions,
Mr. D. Hickey,
Mr. L. Walsh.

Owning to a request from Broadcasters, the Stewards granted permission for the following race delays.

Race 1: +1 minute
Race 2: +2 minutes
Race 3: +2 minutes
Race 4: +2 minutes
Race 5: +3 minutes
Race 6: +2 minutes
Race 7: +2 minutes.



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


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