Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Listowel 12th September 2016

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

T.J. O'Mara, trainer of Hatton Cross (Declared in error) - €200

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

T.P. Madden rode Mattydillon (GB), trained by John G. Carr (Race 2)(No rider nominated)(See enquiry)
R.A. Doyle replaced C. Brassil on Evergreen Lane, trained by Adrian Paul Keatley (Race 5)(Injured)
M.P. Flanagan replaced C. Brassil on Stormey, trained by S.J.Mahon (Race 6)(Injured)

255A Irish Stallion Farms EBF M'dn

Brendan W.Duke, trainer of Little Miss Willow, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his charge never travelled throughout this race.

255B Feale H'cap

The Stewards interviewed John G. Carr, trainer, concerning the failure to nominate a rider before the designated time for Mattydillon (GB). Evidence was heard from the trainer who stated that Ciaran O'Toole, Jockeys Agent, had secured a booking last Saturday for C.P. Hoban to ride this animal. C.P. Hoban became unavailable before the deadline for nomination of riders at noon yesterday morning and for various reasons the Jockeys agent was unable to make direct contact with the trainer but left messages. Having considered the evidence, the Stewards referred this matter to the CEO of the Turf Club for further investigation.

S.M. Duffy, trainer of Roryslittlesister, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his charge was struck into in running.

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Tracey Collins, trainer of Katie Bush, reported to the Clerk of Scales that her charge was distressed post race.

Tracey Collins, trainer of Mai O'Higgins, reported to the Clerk of Scales that her charge was lame behind post race.

W.J. Lee, rider of Nuclear Option trained by J.F. Grogan, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount did not handle the ground.

255D Irish Stallion Farms EBF Premier Nursery

The Stewards enquired into an incident about one furlong from the finish involving Youarewonder, ridden by L.F. Roche, placed second and Ontheiflist, ridden by W.M. Lordan, placed sixth, where it appeared that Ontheiflist ran short of room and stumbled. Evidence was heard from the riders concerned. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards were of the opinion that the incident was caused by L.F. Roche riding carelessly and therefore suspended him for 2 racedays having taken his previous record into consideration.

The Turf Club Veterinary Officer examined Lost In Silence, trained by D.K. Weld, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal.

The Turf Club Veterinary Officer examined Jose Echegaray, trained by Andrew Slattery, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal.

255F Martinstown Opportunity H'cap H'dle

The Stewards interviewed Denis Gerard Hogan, trainer, concerning his intention to run "Drive The Bus" at today's meeting on "heavy" ground having been withdrawn from yesterday's meeting with the excuse "change in going" under the ground description "soft, soft to heavy in places". Denis Gerard Hogan, trainer, stated that he declared his charge last Friday on "yielding to soft" ground in a good quality hurdle race where the gelding was due to compete when over 40lbs wrong in the weights because of the conditions of the race. He added that the owners were not satisfied that their animal was declared to run yesterday and wanted the horse to run today as they were in attendance at the race meeting. He accepted that his charge had shown good form on preferred underfoot conditions ranging between yielding and soft with victories under both descriptions of ground. He felt that his charge had handled heavy ground recently at Sligo when running well to be beaten about eight lengths but suggested that on a personal choice that he would not have run the animal on today's heavy ground. Having considered all the evidence, the Stewards were not satisfied with the explanation offered and using their powers under Rule 19 ordered the withdrawal of "Drive The Bus" from today's engagement and took no further action.

The Stewards fined P.J. Rothwell, €350 for failing to lodge a passport in respect of winning horse Another Rattler, in accordance with the provisions of Rule 90(vi). Written assurance was given by or on behalf of the Trainer that the Passport would be forwarded to Horse Racing Ireland within the next 3 working days for verification with the markings and microchip number taken by the Turf Club Veterinary Officer.

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B. Browne, rider of Rejected trained by Kevin McDonagh, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount was pulled up having never travelled during this race.

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