Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Limerick 19th March 2018

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The Stewards fined E. McNamara, trainer, €350 for lodging a passport in respect of Torquay (GB), in which the vaccinations did not conform with the provisions of Rule 91. The Stewards allowed the horse to run on receipt of the trainer's written assurance that the vaccinations were in order.

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer reported to the Stewards that Ardlea Rose trained by Edward Cawley was lame on her right foreleg post race.

D.J. McInerney, rider of Lily Trotter (GB) trained by E. McNamara, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount made a respiratory noise going out on the final circuit.

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The Stewards enquired into possible interference on the approach to the second last hurdle involving Commentariolus, ridden by K.M. Donoghue, placed third, Pete So High (GER), ridden by J.W. Kennedy, placed first and Randalls Ur Poet, ridden by M.J. Bolger, placed second, where it appeared that Pete So High (GER) veered right and caused interference. Further interference also took place between Pete So High (GER) and Randalls Ur Poet in mid air while jumping the second last hurdle. 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 Judges placings and took no further action.

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D.J. McInerney, rider of Simon's Castle trained by A.J. McNamara, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount made a respiratory noise when racing in the back straight.

The Stewards interviewed Denis Gerard Hogan, trainer of Al Sakb (GB), regarding the late arrival of the horse into the Parade Ring. Evidence was heard from the trainer who stated that he had three runners in this race and brought extra staff to the races to ensure that his three charges would be saddled individually and cause no delays. He added that a girth was too small and had to be changed which caused an unavoidable delay. Having considered the evidence, the Stewards were of the opinion that D.G. Hogan was in breach of Rule 32(ii) and therefore cautioned him having taken his clean previous record into consideration.

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The Stewards requested a report from Seamus Spillane, trainer, as to the apparent improvement in form of Ballea Fox (GB), placed first, as compared with its recent form. Denis Spillane, Authorised representative for Seamus Spillane reported that the step up in distance to three miles and the application of a tongue strap for the first time contributed to the improved form. He also felt that the heavy ground conditions today rode better than the similar ground description at Gowran Park. Having considered the evidence the Stewards noted the content of the report.

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The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer reported to the Stewards that Joe The Crow trained by Joseph Patrick O'Brien was noted post race to have pulled a right fore shoe.

Garrett James Power, trainer of Balinaboola Jer, reported to the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer that his charge scoped abnormally post race.

GENERAL INFORMATION

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

Mr. John Maloney (Chairman),

Mr. John McGuire,

Mr. John Osborne,

Ms. Frankie Ward,

Mr. Hugh Hynes.



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


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