Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Killarney 20th July 2017

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

P.D. Kennedy rode Knockraha Prince (reserve) , trained by P.C.O'Connor (Race 6)
J.S. McGarvey replaced S.W. Flanagan on Templemichael, trained by David Kenneth Budds (Race 6)(Injured)
J.M. Moore replaced S.W. Flanagan on Master Of Verse, trained by Noel Meade (Race 5)(Injured)

185B Europe Hotel & Resort H'cap H'dle

P.T. Enright, rider of Silent Account trained by D. Donovan, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount made a respiratory noise before being pulled up in this race.

The Stewards enquired into the running and riding of Coherent, ridden by D.E. Mullins, and trained by P.J. Rothwell. Evidence was heard from the trainer and rider concerned. P.J. Rothwell, trainer, stated that this animal had been settling in recent times having had a tendency to run keenly. He added that he had agreed with D.E. Mullins to ride this animal in mid division and to do his best. He expressed his disappointment with the horses performance, felt that he ran lethargic and missed a few hurdles but was satisfied with the ride considering that the animal was subjected to a seven hour drive to this meeting and arrived about twenty five minutes before his race. He added that his charge had passed a pre race veterinary examination at the request of the Stewards. Furthermore he stated that his charge had lost a shoe and was two out of five lame subsequent to the Turf Club Veterinary Officer having examined his animal and the lameness was getting progressively worse as time went on. He felt that D.E. Mullins' post race opinion that his mount had run flat possibly accounted for the problems encountered today. D.E. Mullins, rider, confirmed the instructions and added that he rode accordingly but his mount had failed to pick up in the latter stages and he tried to get him to finish by squeezing him with his legs. He accepted that he did not ride as vigorously as he can. The Stewards also received a report from the Turf Club Veterinary Officer who stated that Coherent was post race normal but had pulled his left fore shoe. The Turf Club Veterinary Officer subsequently reported that Coherent was lame at a later stage . Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards noted the explanations.

185C Dawn Milk Run H'cap H'dle

L.P. Dempsey, rider of Tudor City trained by A.J.Martin, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount hung badly left during this race.

P.T. Enright, rider of Copy Print trained by John J. Walsh, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount was pulled up having gone lame from striking into himself.

185D Killarney Grand Live Music H'cap H'dle

The Stewards fined James G.Sheehan, trainer, €350 for lodging a passport in respect of Mindsmadeup, 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.

The Stewards received a report from Turf Club Starter, J.R. Banahan, that B. Hayes, rider of Definite Income and P.A. Gallagher, rider of Naturally Blond had failed to obey his instructions and attempted to start without being instructed to do so. Evidence was heard from the starter and rider's concerned. Having viewed the recording of the incident and considered the evidence, the Stewards were satisfied that B. Hayes and P.A. Gallagher were in breach of Rule 208 by failing to obey the starters instructions and cautioned both persons.

185E Dawn Hi + Lo Milk Beginners S'chase

A.W. Short, rider of Carried trained by Mrs Prunella Dobbs, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount hung very badly to the left during this race.

185F Dawn Omega Milk H'cap S'chase

D.E. Splaine, rider of Cloneen Choice trained by Don Browne, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount was pulled up having hung left and made a respiratory noise during this race.

A. Ring, rider of Rufino trained by P.J. Rothwell, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount went wrong after the third last hurdle.

C.D. Timmons, rider of Ard Cregg trained by V. T. O'Brien, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount was pulled up having jumped violently to the left and never travelled from thereon.

The Stewards received a report from the Clerk of the Scales, Hugh Hynes, that Mr W.J. Gleeson, rider of Just Wait And See, had weighed in at 1.4lbs overweight. Evidence was heard from the rider concerned who stated that he had weighed out correctly but a girth broke while his mount was being tacked up and the trainer had replaced it with a heavier girth. Having considered the evidence, the Stewards were satisfied that Mr W.J. Gleeson was in breach of Rule 231 and consequently cautioned him .

185G Rentokil Initial (QR) Race

The Stewards enquired into the starting procedures for this race involving Stars Over The Sea (USA), ridden by Mr D. Roche, placed first, Ancient Sands, ridden by Mr D. O'Connor, placed second, Clondaw Warrior, ridden by Mr P.W. Mullins, placed third, Illusive Force, ridden by Mr H.P. Cleary, unplaced, Alelchi Inois (FR), ridden by Mr A. McMahon, unplaced, Go Be A Hero, ridden by Miss S. Ahern, placed fifth, The Golden Punto, ridden by Mr N.F. Houlihan, placed fourth and The Shepherd King, ridden by Mr L. Bleahen, unplaced, where it appeared that correct starting procedures may have been breached. Evidence was heard from J.R. Banahan, Turf Club Starter and from the riders concerned. Having viewed the recording of the start and considered the evidence, the Stewards were of the opinion that a fair start had not been effected and using their powers in accordance with the provisions of Rule 10 they declared the race void. The Stewards referred the matter to the Turf Club for further investigation.

185H Christy Lucey Transport INH Flat Race

The Stewards enquired into an incident over two furlongs from the finish involving Chess Grand Master (GB), ridden by Mr T. Hamilton, placed second, Scheu Time, ridden by Ms K. Walsh, placed first and The Abbey, ridden by Mr J.J. Codd, placed sixth, where it appeared that Chess Grand Master (GB) was impeded in running. 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 the incident was caused by Mr J.J. Codd riding improperly and therefore suspended him for 3 racedays having taken his good previous record into consideration.



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