Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Limerick 15th March 2015

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

Eugene M. O'Sullivan, trainer of Pals Leg (Ground) - €200

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

D.J. Mullins replaced D.J. Benson on Alpinia, trained by Augustine Leahy (Race 1)(Unwell)
K.C. Sexton replaced D.J. Benson on Capture The Drama, trained by Aengus King (Race 5)(Unwell)

048E Charleville Cheese Beginners S'chase

S.W. Flanagan, rider of Stonehall Jack, trained by D.E.Fitzgerald, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount did not travel during the early stages of this race and did not handle the ground.

The Stewards requested a report from C.Byrnes, trainer as to the apparent improvement in form of Lord Adare, placed second, as compared with its recent form. C. Byrnes reported that his charge had returned to Gowran Park three months after his previous race and in his opinion he had run a satisfactory race when the form was analysed. Today he returned to the track where he had won an I.N.H.S Flat race and a maiden hurdle with a further placing in another hurdle race. He added that his charge can have his own ideas about racing. Having considered the evidence the Stewards noted the content of the report.

048F Best Of Luck To Kilmallock H'cap S'chase

The Stewards requested a report from Eamonn Fehily, trainer as to the apparent improvement in form of Moss Grove, placed first, as compared with its recent form. Eamonn Fehily reported that he was satisfied with the run at Thurles on the 12th February when consideration was given to the mistakes that his charge had made whereas at Leopardstown on the 29th February he was disappointed as his charge had jumped and travelled well until stopping quickly after the third last fence. He added that A.E. Lynch suggested after that run that blinkers should be tried. He took the riders advice and applied the blinkers today which had the desired effect. Having considered the evidence the Stewards noted the content of the report.



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