Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Limerick 9th April 2014

068A Keywest Play Live 20th June M'dn Hdle

The Stewards interviewed Paul John Gilligan, trainer, of Fruits Of Molly, concerning the fact that the vaccinations contained in the Passport for this horse were incorrect for the third successive occasion. In accordance with Rule 90 the Stewards ordered the withdrawal of Fruits Of Molly and fined the trainer €200

The Stewards enquired into the running and riding of Back To Bracka, ridden by D.R. Fox, and trained by Noel C. Kelly. Evidence was heard from the rider who stated that his instructions were to settle his mount three quarters way back and to try switch him off as he had been keen on his last start. He added that the horse ran free with the slow early pace and lost his position turning in before staying on in the latter stages. He concluded by saying that he pushed the horse out hands and heals, having been instructed not to over use the whip. Don Mooney, representing Noel C. Kelly, trainer, also attended the enquiry and expressed his satisfaction with the ride . The Stewards also received a report from the Turf Club Veterinary Officer who stated that Back To Bracka was post race normal. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards noted the explanations offered, however they did advise the rider to be seen to be making more of an effort in future.

E.J. O'Connell, rider of Colms Dream trained by Karl Thornton, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount made a respiratory noise in running.

068B INH Stallion Owners EBF M'dn H'dle

The Turf Club Veterinary Officer examined Lord Of Lords, trained by E. J. O'Grady, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to have coughed post race.

068G Adare INH Flat Race

The Stewards interviewed Mr P. Power, rider of Arctic Skipper, concerning his use of the whip in 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 10.3(f), in that he used the whip with excessive frequency and having considered his record, suspended him for one race day.

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