Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Limerick 28th December 2015

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

G.N.Fox replaced C.D. Maxwell on Shamiran, trained by Dermot Anthony McLoughlin (Race 3)(injured)
D.G.Hogan rode Get In Pat (reserve) , trained by P.J. Rothwell (Race 6)

346A Racing Post M'dn H'dle

D.J. Mullins, rider of Berry Des Aulmes (FR), trained by W.P. Mullins, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount tripped up and he was unseated after the winning post.

A.E. Lynch, rider of Moyhree, trained by Henry de Bromhead, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount got stuck in the ground and he was unseated after the winning line.

346B Cube Beginners S'chase

The Stewards interviewed Mr.P.F.Graffin, Starter, having started this race less than one minute before the official race time. Evidence was heard from Mr.Graffin, who stated that he had difficulty with the loud speaker equipment, which was malfunctioning prior to this race. In the end he had to start this race without the speaker and having been distracted, he inadvertently started the race slightly early. In conclusion, the starter apologised and accepted full responsibility, having done the pre race check with the clerk of the course. Having considered the evidence, the Stewards referred Mr. Graffin to the Chief Executuive of the turf club for further investigation.
Subsequently, the Stewards interviewed Mr. T.V.O.'Connell, clerk of the course, who stated that he carried out the pre race check with the starter, prior to this race. The Stewards accepted his explanation offered. .

346C Guinness Veterans H'cap S'chase

Rachael Blackmore, rider of Captain Luke trained by G.T.Lynch, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount did not handle the ground and was pulled up.

346E Mr. Binman M'dn H'dle

D.G. Hogan, rider of Neatly Put (GB) trained by Denis Gerard Hogan, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount lost his action and was pulled up.

346F Parkway Shopping Centre H'cap H'dle

P.J. Rothwell, trainer of Why Ask Me, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his charge scoped dirty post race



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