Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Gowranpark 9th May 2018

104C Helmet Day June 4th (Fillies) M'dn

R. Coakley, rider of Lorente trained by Mrs Denise Foster, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount was fractious in the stalls.

Anthony McCann, trainer of Aussie Dream (GB), reported to the Office of the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board on Monday 14th May that his charge has had a wind operation since this run.

104D Irish Stal.Farms EBF Vintage Tipple Stks

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined Detailed, trained by Joseph Patrick O'Brien, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal.

104F Irish Stallion Farms EBF (Fillies) H'cap

N.G. McCullagh, rider of Extrasensory trained by Mrs John Harrington, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount lost her action and struggled on the ground.

The Stewards enquired into the running and riding of Knowing You, ridden by D.P. McDonogh, and trained by D. K. Weld. Evidence was heard from the rider and trainer concerned. D.P. McDonogh stated that his instructions were to jump off handy and be in the first three or four early on. He felt that she was off the bridle for most of the race and struggled on the ground, running on past tired horses at the finish. He added that she got squeezed for room a furlong and a half out, which did not help. In addition he stated that the filly felt lethargic. D. K. Weld stated that she was carrying top weight on today's ground which was not ideal. He asked the rider to hold on to her during the race, so that she would finish strongly. They had decided prior to the race to come wide in the straight for better ground. He felt D.P. McDonogh could have been harder on the filly and in his opinion this was not his best ride. The Stewards also received a report from the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer who stated that the filly was post race normal. Samples were also taken for analysis. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards noted Mr. Weld's explanation. However, they found D.P. McDonogh in breach of Rule 212A(ii) and therefore suspended him from riding for 5 race days and also ordered that he forfeit his riding fee.

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined Knowing You, trained by D. K. Weld, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal. Samples were also taken for analysis.

D. K. Weld, trainer of Knowing You, reported to the Office of the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board that the filly showed signs of being in season following this race.

104G Goresbridge Breeze Up Sale H'cap

L.F. Roche, rider of Torthai An Ghra trained by Adrian McGuinness, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount never travelled and was eased.

GENERAL INFORMATION

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

Mr. N.B. Wachman (Chairman),
Mr. Noel McCaffrey,
Mr. John Osborne,
Mr. John McEnery,
Mr. P.D. Matthews.



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


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