Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Limerick 20th April 2018

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

Mr. R.O. Harding rode Criq Sun (FR), trained by Mrs Lorna Fowler (Race 7)(Stewards permission)

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The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer reported to the Stewards that Falak trained by Gordon Elliott had blood at both nostrils when examined having slipped up in running.

A.E. Lynch, rider of Casadel Sol trained by Kieran Purcell, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount jumped the road after the stands when going out on the final circuit.

The Stewards received a report from K.M. Donoghue, rider of Falak, that his mount clipped a heel and fell on the downhill run approaching the straight. On viewing the recording of the incident in the presence of the Stewards, he was unable to determine whether he had received a bump or fallen independently. A. Ring, rider of Isle Of Destiny, reported to the Stewards that he was unable to avoid Falak and was brought down. Having considered the reports and viewed a recording of the race, the Stewards noted the reports and took no further action.

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R.C. Colgan, rider of Rideonastar trained by Karl Thornton, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount disliked the ground.

K.C. Sexton, rider of Acclamatio, trained by A.J.Martin, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount got tired and made a slight respiratory noise after the second last hurdle. In his opinion the gelding would appreciate a stronger run race on better ground.

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The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined Ballinabearna (GB), trained by Robert Tyner, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be suffering post race distress.

A.E. Lynch, rider of Cowboy Des Long (FR) trained by James Joseph Mangan, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount stopped quickly.

The Stewards interviewed T. Ryan, rider of Perfect Man, concerning his use of the whip in the latter stages of this race. Evidence was heard from the rider concerned. Having viewed a recording of the race and considered the evidence including that of the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer, the Stewards were of the opinion that T. Ryan was in breach of R10(3)(f) by using his whip with excessive force and frequency and R10(3)(g) by using his whip with his arm above shoulder height. Having taken his previous record into consideration, the Stewards suspended T. Ryan for 3 racedays.

The Stewards requested a report from P.M.Hurley, trainer, as to the apparent improvement in form of Perfect Man, placed first, as compared with its recent form. P.M. Hurley reported that his charge ran very disappointing at Tramore and was treated for an abdominal problem for some time afterwards. The gelding reappeared at Thurles after a six month layoff and disappointed again. The horse then came under veterinary care and underwent further treatment for an abdominal problem. Furthermore he was turned out for lengthy periods daily after exercise. He added that in the last three weeks that the gelding's coat changed and his work improved. 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 Positive Approach trained by John J. Walsh was noted to have pulled a left fore shoe post race.

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined Ballela Boy, trained by Gordon Elliott, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal.

C. Brassil, rider of Draycott Place trained by John Patrick Ryan, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount jumped carefully today when returning to fences and tired in the ground..

C.D. Meehan, rider of Ballela Boy trained by Gordon Elliott, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount lost his action and was pulled up.

P.T. Enright, rider of Positive Approach trained by John J. Walsh, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount jumped poorly during this race.

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The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer reported to the Stewards that Alpine Cobra trained by C.Byrnes was noted to have pulled his off fore shoe post race.

GENERAL INFORMATION

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

Mr. John Powell (Chairman),

Mr. John O'Shaughnessy,

Mr. Paddy Barry,

Mr. Philip McLernon,

Mr. P.D. Matthews.



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


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