Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Limerick 28th December 2014

The Stewards fined the following trainers in respect of their non-runners:-

Brendan W.Duke, trainer of Focussed (Going) - €200
W.J.Austin, trainer of All The Chimneys (Change in going) - €200
Brendan W.Duke, trainer of Old Phobie (Change in going) - €200

346A The Irish Field 3-Y-O M'dn H'dle

The Stewards enquired into possible interference on the run to the line involving Caridadi, ridden by P.F. Mangan, placed fifth, Lady Clitico, ridden by B.F. Cawley, placed fourth and Social Riser, ridden by M.P. Fogarty, placed third, where it appeared Social Riser met with interference. 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. They were, however, of the opinion that B.F. Cawley was in breach of Rule 214 in that he had ridden carelessly and having considered his record cautioned him.

346B Parkway Shopping Centre M'dn H'dle

The Stewards interviewed M.A. Enright, rider of Stilo Blue Native, 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 that the rider was in breach of Regulation 10.4, in that he had failed to give his mount sufficient time to respond. Having taken his previous record in this regard into account, the Stewards suspended him for one race day.

M.P. Walsh, rider of Badgerfort, trained by John E. Kiely, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount was unsuited by the pace of the race, ran very free and tired quickly in the closing stages.

The Turf Club Veterinary Officer examined Badgerfort, trained by John E. Kiely, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal. Samples were taken for analysis.

346C BRC McMahon Reinforceme

The Stewards requested a report from Eugene M. O'Sullivan, trainer, as to the apparent improvement in form of The Mad Well, placed first, as compared with its recent form. Mr John Linehan, authorised representative for the trainer, reported that the horse had disappointed on his previous run at Cork for no apparent reason. He felt that a combination of today's looser ground conditions, the first time application of Cheek pieces and a change of tactics to front running, had in his opinion brought about today's improved performance. Having considered the evidence, the Stewards noted the explanation offered.

346F Guinness Veterans H'cap S'chase

The Turf Club Veterinary Officer examined Swiftmarc, trained by Ms. Sandra Hughes, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be slightly lame post race.

R. Loughran, rider of Swiftmarc trained by Ms. Sandra Hughes, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount lost it's action and was pulled up thereafter.

346G King John's Castle INH Flat Race

The Stewards interviewed Mr M.J. O'Connor, rider of Shrewdoperator, trained by P.J. Rothwell, who appeared on the alert sheet following a fall in a Point to Point on December 14th. Evidence was heard from the rider concerned and from Dr. Tom Purcell, Medical Officer. Having considered the evidence, the Stewards referred the matter to the Chief Executive of the Turf Club for further investigation, informed the rider that he would be unable to fulfill his riding engagement today and would have to be reaccessed by Dr. Adrian McGoldrick, Chief Turf Club Medical Officer, before been declared to ride again.

The Stewards enquired into possible interference in the closing stages of this race involving Ryback Jack, ridden by Mr F. Maguire, placed first and Toushan, ridden by Mr P.T. Foley, placed second, where it appeared Toushan ran short of room and had 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 and took no action other than to advise Mr. F. Maguire to ride with more care in the future.

Mr K.E. Power, rider of Roconga, trained by E. J. O'Grady, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount did not act on the ground.



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