Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Killarney 12th May 2014

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

S.J. Crimin rode Hans Crescent (FR) (reserve) , trained by Michael Hourigan (Race 5)

106B Laurels Pub & Restaurant H'dle

The Turf Club Veterinary Officer examined Sydney Des Pictons (FR), trained by Eoin Griffin, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to have pulled a shoe and was lame post race.

106C M.D.O'Shea M'dn H'dle

The Stewards interviewed Thomas Gibney, trainer, of Circe's Island, concerning the fact that the vaccinations contained in the Passport for this horse were incorrect for the second successive occasion. In accordance with Rule 90 the Stewards ordered the withdrawal of Circe's Island and fined the trainer €350

D.E. Mullins, rider of Like It A Lot (GB), trained by Paul Nolan, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount never travelled throughout this race.

The Stewards enquired into incidents between the third last and second last hurdles involving Chute Hall, ridden by R.M. Power, placed first and Zuccotti Park, ridden by G.N. Fox, placed third, where it appeared Chute Hall received interference when racing on the inside. 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 G.N. Fox had caused the incidents by riding improperly and suspended him for 5 racedays.

106D International Hotel Killarney Hcap H'dle

The Stewards requested a report from Thomas Mullins, trainer as to the apparent improvement in form of Some Hawk (GB), placed first, as compared with its recent form. He reported that his yard had been under a cloud at the time of this animals runs at Naas and Fairyhouse but recent performances of his other runners suggests that the animals have returned to full health. He also was of the opinion that todays better ground and the extended trip of two miles and six furlongs contributed to the win. Having considered the evidence the Stewards noted the content of the report.

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The Stewards enquired into the running and riding of White Arm (FR), ridden by Mr D.J. Hand, and trained by A.J.Martin. Evidence was heard from the rider and trainer concerned. Mr D.J. Hand, stated that he was instructed to nurse this big green horse around and to ride the bends wide, keep him company and to do his best. He added that in riding his mount jumped well and apart from riding wide on all bends as instructed, he made up ground in the straights by pushing and kicking him. He felt that he was still going well until his mount began to whinny at the second last and at the final fence and again on pulling up, a fact that he failed to report. A.J.Martin, confirmed the instructions but was critical of the amount of ground that his charge had conceded when racing very wide. He also felt that the rider failed to grab a hold of his mount and ask him to race. In his opinion his charge will be put away until the back end of the year as he needs winter ground. The Stewards also received a report from the Turf Club Veterinary Officer who stated that White Arm (FR) was post race normal and had lost a hind shoe. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards noted the explanation of A.J. Martin. In relation to Mr D.J. Hand, the Stewards were of the opinion that he was in breach of Rule 212 and suspended him for 10 racedays. The Stewards also cautioned Mr D.J. Hand for failing to report the whinnying as required under Rule 213.

106G Killarney Racegoers(Ladies)INH Flat Race

Miss J.M. Mangan, rider of Titan Jack, trained by Mrs Prunella Dobbs, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that her mount was unruly and unseated her shortly after the start of this race

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