Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Leopardstown 17th July 2014

The Stewards fined the following trainer in respect of their non-runner:-

J. S. Bolger, trainer of Flight Risk (off feed) - €200

183A Irish Stallion Farms EBF M'dn

The Stewards interviewed P.J. Smullen, rider of Initial, concerning his use of the whip in the closing stages of this race. Evidence was heard from the rider concerned who stated that his mount drifted outwards in the latter stages and that his whip use was necessary to correct his horse and prevent interference. Evidence was also heard from Mr. D.K.Weld, trainer of Initial. Having viewed a recording of the race and considered the evidence the Stewards accepted the explanation offered and took no further action.

183B Irish Stallion Farms EBF Med. Auct. M'dn

The Stewards informed D. K. Weld, trainer that Baroque Poet (USA), would have to be recertified before being declared to run from stalls again.

183C Discover Ireland Dublin Horse Show M'dn

S. Foley, rider of Dazzle The Duel trained by W.T. Farrell, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount lost his action in running.

183D Anniversary Hcp

P.F.McEnery, trainer of Chinanigans, reported to the Office of the Governing Bodies on Friday 18th July that his charge didn't act on the ground.

183E 'Stunning' Apprentice H'cap

The Turf Club Veterinary Officer examined Killary Harbour (GB), trained by Tracey Collins, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal.

183G Challenge Stakes

The Stewards enquired into an incident after turning into the home straight, involving Certerach, ridden by S. Foley, unplaced and Eye Of The Storm, ridden by J.P. O'Brien, placed fourth, where it appeared Certerach suffered interference. Evidence was heard from the riders concerned. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards were of the opinion J.P O'Brien was in breach of Rule 214, in that he had ridden carelessly, and having taken his good record into account, they severely cautioned him.

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