Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Limerick 28th December 2017

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

Michael J. McDonagh, trainer of West Light (GB) (Off feed) - €200

352A Woodlands House Hotel Adare M'dn H'dle

A.E. Lynch, rider of Plan Of Attack trained by Henry de Bromhead, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount ran green during this race.

352B D Pack Packaging Rated Novice S'chase

The Stewards interviewed P.T. Enright, rider of Surf Instructor, 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 the Stewards were of the opinion that P.T. Enright was in breach of R10(3)(g) by using the whip with his arm above shoulder height. The Stewards cautioned P.T. Enright having taken his previous record into consideration.

352C Cube Veterans H'cap S'chase

The Stewards interviewed K.C. Sexton, rider of Toushan, concerning his use of the whip from the last fence to the winning post. 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 K.C. Sexton was in breach of R10(3)(c) by using his whip unnecessarily when his mount clearly had his race won. Having taken his previous record into consideration the Stewards suspended K.C. Sexton for 1 raceday.

R.P. Treacy, rider of Dare To Endeavour (GB) trained by E. McNamara, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount never travelled during any part of this race.

R.C. Colgan, rider of Some Drama trained by Dermot Anthony McLoughlin, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount never travelled or jumped during this race before being pulled up.

A. McCurtin, rider of Lisclogher Lad trained by S.G.Walsh, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount jumped poorly and made mistakes before being pulled up.

352D Frontline Security M'dn H'dle

A. Ring, rider of Captain Zebo trained by M.F.Morris, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount was pulled up having stopped quickly and whinnied.

D.J. Hand, rider of Hughies Bay trained by Daniel John Howard, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount never travelled during this race.

352E The Irish Independent H'dle

The Turf Club Veterinary Officer examined Meri Devie (FR), trained by W.P. Mullins, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal. Samples were taken for analysis.

The Stewards informed a representative of M.F.Morris, trainer, that a repetition of today's behaviour by their charge Balakani (FR) could render the animal liable to suspension.

The Stewards interviewed Ciaran Treacy, authorised representative of M.F.Morris, trainer, in relation to an observation at the start whereby a member of his staff appeared to throw an object at their charge Balakani (FR) to encourage him to walk forward and join the other runners. Evidence was heard from the trainer's representative who stated that he had already received permission prior to racing to attend to his charge at the start but he was unaware of the actions of the other member of staff until he had viewed the video recording. He accepted that the staff member had breached the regulation in relation to starting. Having considered the evidence, the Stewards were of the opinion that there was a breach of R13 and therefore cautioned M.F. Morris, through his representative.

352F Parkway Shopping Centre H'cap H'dle

B. Hayes, rider of Ali Bin Nayef (GB), trained by John Joseph Hanlon, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount lost his action on the bend past the stands and pulled up lame.

352G Greenmount Equine Hospital INH Flat Race

The Stewards interviewed Ms L. O'Neill, rider of Diamond Turf (FR), concerning her 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 the Stewards were of the opinion that Ms L. O'Neill was in breach of R10(3)(f) by using her whip with excessive frequency. Having taken into consideration her previous record the Stewards suspended Ms L. O'Neill for 3 racedays.

GENERAL INFORMATION

The following Stewards acted at this meeting;

Mr. John Powell (Chairman),

Mr. John O'Shaughnessy,

Mr. Donal Gavin,

Mr. John McGuire,

Mr. L. Walsh.



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


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