Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Limerick 17th May 2015

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

Gordon Elliott, trainer of Disputed (Declared in error) - €200

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

D.J. Mullins replaced P.D. Kennedy on The New Citizen, trained by Eugene M. O'Sullivan (Race 1)(Injured)

111A Twilight Racing Series (Mares) M'dn Hdle

The Stewards received a report from the Clerk of the Scales, P.W. Murtagh, regarding the failure of B. Hayes, rider of High Nellie, placed second, to weigh-in after this race. Evidence was heard from the rider concerned who stated that he was interrupted on his way to the scales which distracted him and he mistakenly walked past the scales. Having considered the evidence, the Stewards disqualified High Nellie from second place and having found B. Hayes in breach of Rule 230 by failing to weigh-in suspended him for five racedays and ordered that he forfeit his riding fee.

Amended result:1st Ballycorrigan 2nd The Brock Inn 3rd Marygale Bridge 4th Thanks For Tea.

The Turf Club Veterinary Officer reported to the Stewards that Um From Umbridge trained by Eugene M. O'Sullivan was found to be lame post race.

111B Mike Denver Plays 23rd July H'cap H'dle

The Turf Club Veterinary Officer examined One Cool Princess, trained by John J. Walsh, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be stiff behind post race.

111F Prison Love Play 19th June H'cap S'chase

The Stewards requested a report from T.J. Nagle Jr., trainer as to the apparent improvement in form of Best Value, winner, as compared with its recent form. The trainer reported that this horse made a bad mistake at the fifth fence in Wexford and seemed to lose interest thereafter. He also felt the horse jumped better on today's marginally quicker ground. Having considered the explanation offered, the Stewards noted the contents of the report.

111G Dublin Gospel Choir (P-A) INH Flat Race

The Stewards enquired into possible interference on the final bend involving Prickly, ridden by Mr K.E. Power, winner, Black Warrior, ridden by Mr J.C. Barry, placed third and Palm Sur, ridden by Mr S. Clements, placed second, where it appeared Black Warrior ran short of room and was forced to check. Evidence was heard from the riders concerned. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards made no alteration to the Judge's placings, attributed the interference to general bunching and took no further action.

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