Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Limerick 27th April 2019

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

D. K. Weld, trainer of Aztec Eagle (off feed) - €200

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

J.A. Heffernan rode Pasley (reserve), trained by Joseph Patrick O'Brien (Race 2)
O.J. Orr rode Papal Count (reserve), trained by Richard John O'Brien (Race 5)
R.P. Cleary rode Multiviz (GB) (reserve), trained by S.M.Duffy (Race 7)
D.O'Brien replaced W.M. Lordan on Sinseir, trained by Joseph Patrick O'Brien (Race 5)(Stewards permission)

085A Irish Stallion Farms EBF (Fillies) H'cap

R.P. Whelan, rider of Dianthus trained by Richard John O'Brien, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount hung left in the straight.

S. Foley, rider of Dandys Ocean trained by Mrs John Harrington, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount hung badly right.

The Stewards interviewed D. Donovan, trainer of Dandyman Port, concerning the conduct of this horse who refused to race when the stalls opened. Evidence was heard from the trainer concerned. Dandyman port was subsequently examined by the I.H.R.B. Veterinary officer at the request of the Stewards and was found to be post race normal. Having considered the evidence and taken the animals previous record in this regard into account, the Stewards suspended Dandyman Port from running for 60 days in accordance with the provisions of Rule 14(iii).

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined Stormy Belle, trained by P.A.Fahy, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to have coughed once and to be otherwise post race normal.

At the request of the Stewards, C.T. Keane, rider of My Mystique, trained by G.M.Lyons, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount was checked in running.

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S. Foley, rider of Claim The Lady trained by Mrs John Harrington, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount never travelled.

085D GP Wood, If You Could You Wood H'cap

The Stewards enquired into the running and riding of Contrapposto, ridden by Adrian O'Shea, and trained by Mrs.A.M.O'Shea. Evidence was heard from the rider and trainer concerned. Adrian O'Shea, stated that his instructions were to jump off in rear, ride to get the trip and to do the best he could. He said his mount had shown plenty of ability in the past, but was a very poor mover when galloping. He added that his mount hung badly from early in the race and that he was unable to correct this despite his best efforts. He was satisfied that he had achieved his best possible placing, but felt he may have finished closer if his mount had not hung towards the rail in the closing stages.
Mrs.A.M.O'Shea confirmed the instructions given and expressed her satisfaction with the ride. She stated that her charge had plenty of problems in the past and felt the animal had hung today owing to unsuitable ground conditions. The Stewards also received a report from the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer, who stated that Contrapposto was a poor mover and was found to be coughing post race. During the enquiry the trainer reported to the Stewards that Contrapposto was found to to have burst following endoscopic examination by the Racecourse Veterinary officer post race and this was confirmed by the I.H.R.B. Veterinary officer. Samples were taken for analysis.
Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence and in light of the Veterinary report, the Stewards noted the explanations offered in relation to the running and riding of Contrapposto. Furthermore, the Stewards were of the opinion that Adrian O'Shea was in breach of Rule 213 in that he had failed to report anything which may have affected the running of his horse in a race. Having taken his previous record in this regard into account, the Stewards suspended Adrian O'Shea for 2 racedays.

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined Secret Wizard, trained by Ms. Sheila Lavery, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to have over reached on his right fore, but was otherwise post race normal.

S.M. Crosse, rider of Spruce Meadows trained by John James Feane, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount ran short of room and got no run a furlong out.

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A.J. Slattery, rider of Khafaaq (GB) trained by Andrew Slattery, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount ran green throughout.

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R.P. Whelan, rider of Cache Queen trained by Adrian McGuinness, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount stopped quickly in the straight.

085G2 Group Rates Available H'cap

D.E. Sheehy, rider of Lady Scathach trained by T.G.McCourt, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount hung left throughout.

GENERAL INFORMATION

The following Raceday Stewards acted on behalf of the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board at this race meeting:
Mr. John O'Shaughnessy (Chairman),
Mr. Oliver Kearney,
Mr. Donal Gavin,
Ms. Frankie Ward,
Mr. H.T. Hynes.

Following a request from broadcasters, the Stewards granted permission for a 1 minute delay to race 5 and 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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