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Limerick 16th March 2019

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

Eamonn O'Connell, trainer of Bluegrass Princess (late withdrawal) - €200

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The Stewards ordered the withdrawal of Flying Vacation, trained by M.O. Quigley, for failing to lodge the passport as required under the provisions of Rule 90(i).

R.A. Doyle, rider of Glencullen Hero trained by Michael E Hallinan, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount found the ground too heavy, choked in running and was pulled up thereafter.

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D.J. Mullins, rider of Colour Me In trained by Thomas Mullins, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount hung badly right handed.

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The Stewards fined Gavin Cromwell, trainer, €350 for lodging a passport in respect of Duchess Ravenwaves (GB), in which the vaccinations did not conform with the provisions of Rule 91. The Stewards ordered the withdrawal of Duchess Ravenwaves (GB) in accordance with the provisions of Rule 90.

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Under the provisions of Rule 90, the Stewards allowed Goulane Jessie, trained by Seamus Spillane, to run on receipt of the trainer's written assurance that the error identified in the certification of vaccinations would be corrected in accordance with Rule 91 within the timeframe specified.

The Stewards fined W.J. Austin, trainer, €350 for lodging a passport in respect of Highest Benefit, in which the vaccinations did not conform with the provisions of Rule 91. The Stewards ordered the withdrawal of Highest Benefit in accordance with the provisions of Rule 90.

The Stewards interviewed C.A. Landers, rider of Mlily, concerning his use of the whip in the closing stages of this race. Evidence was heard from the rider concerned. Having viewed a recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards were of the opinion that the rider was in breach of Regulation 10. 3. (f) in that he had used his whip with excessive frequency. Having taken his previous record in this regard into account, the Stewards suspended C.A. Landers for 2 racedays.

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The Stewards fined J. Halley, trainer, €350 for lodging a passport in respect of Blackhillsofdakota, in which the vaccinations did not conform with the provisions of Rule 91. The Stewards ordered the withdrawal of Blackhillsofdakota in accordance with the provisions of Rule 90.

The Stewards fined Noel Meade, trainer, €350 for lodging a passport in respect of Farceur Du Large (FR), in which the vaccinations did not conform with the provisions of Rule 91. The Stewards ordered the withdrawal of Farceur Du Large (FR) in accordance with the provisions of Rule 90.

GENERAL INFORMATION

The following Raceday Stewards acted on behalf of the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board at this race meeting:
Mr. Philip McLernon (Chairman),
Mr. John O'Shaughnessy,
Mr. Michael Moloney,
Mr. P.D. Matthews.

Owing to a request from broadcasters, the Stewards granted a 1 minute delay to race 6.



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


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