Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Limerick 24th July 2014

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

S.G. McDermott rode Cheyenne Girl (reserve) , trained by John J. Walsh (Race 3)

192C At The Races H'cap H'dle

D.N. Russell, rider of Knox's Bridge trained by Kieran Purcell, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount was pulled up having emptied quickly.

D.G. Hogan, rider of Island Villa, trained by Denis Gerard Hogan, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount ran flat possibly as a result of running too soon having raced at Ballinrobe 3 days ago.

P. Townend, rider of Itsonthelist trained by V. T. O'Brien, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount was pulled up having never travelled throughout.

192D Grant Thornton Novice S'chase

A representative of John Monroe, trainer of Innocentman, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his charge scoped wrong post race.

192E Limerick's Live 95FM Beginners S'chase

P. Townend, rider of Andiamos trained by W.P. Mullins, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount made a bad mistake at the second fence and never travelled thereafter.

192F Munster National 12th Oct(QR)H'cap H'dle

The Stewards requested a report from A.J. McNamara, trainer as to the apparent improvement in form of Stolberg, winner, as compared with its recent form.
The trainer reported that on his second last run at Listowel he finished lame, which he reported on the day, and on his last run at Limerick he ran well to a point before fading badly. The rider told him after the race, that he was very idle and to work him at home on short sharp sprints. He said this, together with an ease in the ground today and a good ride, may have brought about any improvement in form.
Having considered the report, the Stewards noted the explanations offered.

192G Greenmount Summer Fun INH Flat Race

The Stewards interviewed Mr J.C. Barry, rider of Thats Nice, placed second, 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 Mr J.C. Barry was in breach of Regulation 10 3 (f) in that he had used his whip with excessive frequency and having taken his record into account, they suspended him for 3 racedays and ordered that he attend RACE for 1 days tuition on the correct use of the whip.

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