Limerick 15th June 2019

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

K.J. Leonard replaced D.E. Sheehy on A Likely Story, trained by T.G.McCourt (Race 3)(Injured).
G.C. O'Neill replaced D.E. Sheehy on Happy Company, trained by P.J.Hassett (Race 5)(Injured).
B.M. Coen replaced D.E. Sheehy on Dubai Rainbow, trained by Edward Lynam (Race 6)(Injured).

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The Stewards enquired into an incident in the closing stages involving Drasario, ridden by B.M. Coen, placed third, Golden Glow, ridden by W.M. Lordan, unplaced, Made In Pimlico, ridden by R.P. Whelan, unplaced and Simply True, ridden by L.F. Roche, unplaced, where it appeared interference may have occurred. Evidence was heard from the riders concerned. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards were satisfied that the incident was accidental and took no further action.

The Stewards enquired into possible interference in the closing stages involving Crossfirehurricane (USA), ridden by S.M. Crosse, placed first, Drasario, ridden by B.M. Coen, placed third, Erlking, ridden by D. O'Brien, placed fourth and Power Source, ridden by C.P. Hoban, placed sixth, where it appeared Crossfirehurricane (USA) drifted outwards near the line. Evidence was heard from the riders concerned in the presence of Brendan Powell, who accompanied S.M. Crosse. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards were satisfied that the incident was accidental, they therefore made no alteration to the Judge's placings and took no further action.

S.M. Crosse, rider of Crossfirehurricane (USA), trained by Joseph Patrick O'Brien, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount hung when he took up the lead.

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S.M. Crosse, rider of Charlie Stout, trained by Shane Nolan, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount burst a blood vessel.

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer reported to the Stewards that Charlie Stout trained by Shane Nolan was found to have blood at the nose following exercise induced pulmonary haemorrhage.

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The Stewards received a report from Ms. Avena O' Keeffe, Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Clerk of the Scales, regarding the fact that J.M. Sheridan, rider of Stormy Air (GB), had weighed in at 1.5 lbs overweight. Evidence was heard from the rider concerned. Having considered the evidence, the Stewards were satisfied that J.M. Sheridan was in breach of Rule 231 and having considered his record, they suspended him for 1 raceday.

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The Stewards enquired into an incident in the closing stages involving Shekiba, ridden by G.F. Carroll, placed fourth and Laughifuwant, ridden by D.W. O'Connor, unseated. Evidence was heard from the riders concerned. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards were satisfied that the incident was caused by Laughifuwant accidentally clipping the heels of Shekiba and therefore took no further action.

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The Stewards received a report from the Irish Horse Racing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer, that Shamarouski, trained by J.A. Stack was found to be a gelding and not a colt as shown on the passport presented. Having considered the report, the Stewards fined J.A. Stack €130 in accordance with the provisions of Rule 148(vi).

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K.J. Leonard, rider of Right Approval trained by Leonard Paul Flynn, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount hung badly left throughout.

GENERAL INFORMATION

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

Mr. John O'Shaugnessy (Chairman),
Mr. Tom McDonogh,
Mrs.T. K. Cooper,
Ms. Frankie Ward,
Mr. P. D Matthews.

Following a request from broadcasters, the Stewards granted permission for the following delays:
Race 1 + 2 minutes,
Race 2 + 1 minute,
Race 3 + 2 minutes,
Race 4 + 2 minutes,
Race 5 +2 minutes,
Race 6 + 2 minutes,
Race 7 + 1 minutes.



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