Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Killarney 14th May 2017

The Stewards fined the following trainers in respect of their non-runners:-

M.J. Tynan, trainer of Nineteensixteen (off feed) - €200
C. O'Keeffe, trainer of Kilbarry Cushty (off feed) - €200

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

G.N. Fox rode Old Time Melody (reserve), trained by Thomas Cooper (Race 7)
Mr. R.O. Harding rode Singirishmansing (reserve), trained by Patrick G. Kelly (Race 8)
B. Hayes replaced M.A. Enright on Arthamint (GB), trained by Eoin Christopher McCarthy (Race 7)(injured).

106A Sika Signs M'dn H'dle

The Turf Club Veterinary Officer reported to the Stewards that Easy Gold trained by W.P. Mullins was cut on its left fore post race.

The Turf Club Veterinary Officer reported to the Stewards that Sunday At Augusta trained by Emmet Mullins was lame post race and burst blood vessels.

106B Killarney Towers Hotel M'dn H'dle

The Stewards enquired into the running and riding of Ned's Indian, ridden by P. Townend, and trained by David M.O'Brien. Evidence was heard from the rider and trainer concerned. P. Townend, stated that his instructions were to position the horse as handy as possible, wherever he could travel and to ride a race from there. He added that the horse had a blow in the back straight, had to check before the turn in and had another blow in the straight. He concluded by saying that he looked after the horse in the straight as it seemed pointless to put the horse under any more pressure, it being his first run for a year. He stated that he reported at scales that his charge got very tired. David M.O'Brien, confirmed the instructions and expressed his satisfaction with the ride. Evidence was also heard from Mr.P.L.Malone, clerk of the scales who stated that he did not hear any report from P.Townend post race. The Stewards also received a report from the Turf Club Veterinary Officer who stated that Ned's Indian was post race normal. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards noted the explanations offered in relation to the running and riding, they were however of the opinion that P.Townend was in breach of Rule 213, in that he failed to report at the first instance that the horse got very tired in the straight and having considered his clean record, cautioned him concerning his future responsibilities in this regard.

The Turf Club Veterinary Officer reported to the Stewards that Celebrity Status trained by Conor O'Dwyer whinnied past the winning line on pulling up.

The Turf Club Veterinary Officer examined Ned's Indian, trained by David M.O'Brien, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal(samples taken for analysis).

A.E. Lynch, rider of Shalaman trained by Matthew J. Smith, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount stopped quickly.

106C Irish Wire Products (Mares) H'dle

The Stewards received a report from the Clerk of the Scales, Mr.P.L.Malone, that D.N. Russell, rider of Miss Eyecatcher, weighed in 1.6lbs overweight. Evidence was heard from the rider concerned. Having considered the evidence, the Stewards found the rider in breach of Rule 231 and having considered his clean record in this regard, suspended him for one race day.

106D Redweld Stables H'cap H'dle

The Turf Club Veterinary Officer examined Molten Gold (GB), at the request of trainer, Sean Aherne, and reported the animal to be post race normal.

The Turf Club Veterinary Officer reported to the Stewards that Light That trained by Mrs John Harrington was struck into on the left hind.

R.M. Power, rider of Light That trained by Mrs John Harrington, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount never travelled.

R. Walsh, rider of Lagostovegas trained by W.P. Mullins, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount jumped poorly and clipped heels in running.

Rachael Blackmore, rider of Linger trained by John Joseph Hanlon, reported to the Clerk of Scales that her mount ran out of racing room before the turn into the straight.

D. Meyler, rider of Look Closer trained by Miss Ellmarie Holden, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount never travelled.

M.A. Enright, rider of Lilshane trained by Thomas P. O'Connor, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount hung badly and never travelled.

The Turf Club Veterinary Officer reported to the Stewards that St Stephens Green trained by Emmet Mullins was lame on the left fore post race.

The Stewards received a complaint from Shane Pegley, owner of Lilshane, that his horse was found to have a nail in his foot post race, which he believed had been picked up in the stable yard. Evidence was heard from Shane Pegley, owner, Thomas P. O'Connor, trainer, Michael Lucey, racecourse manager and Nicola O'Connor, Turf Club veterinary officer. Having considered the evidence the Stewards referred the matter to the CEO of the Turf Club for further investigation. Mr. Michael Doyle, Acting Steward, absented himself from the enquiry and using their powers under Rule 9, Mr. P. Dowling was appointed to act as a Steward for this enquiry.

106E Irish Stallion Farms EBF Beginners S'ch

B.J. Cooper, rider of Lion In His Heart trained by Henry de Bromhead, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount ran out.

D.N. Russell, rider of Sea Light trained by C.Byrnes, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his saddle slipped in running.

106H Jim Ryan Services (Pro-Am) INH Flat Race

The Stewards fined Miss Elizabeth Doyle, trainer, €350 for lodging a passport in respect of Blunder Buss, 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.



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