Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Listowel 13th September 2017

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

D. K. Weld, trainer of Reimagine (Ground Conditions) - €200
D. K. Weld, trainer of Aasheq (Ground Conditions) - €200
S.J.Mahon, trainer of Champagne Harmony (Ground Conditions) - €200
S.J.Mahon, trainer of Ventura Boulevard (Ground Conditions) - €200

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

P.T. Enright rode Sea Light (reserve) , trained by C.Byrnes (Race 5)

255A Exchange Inn & Kevin Broderick's Bar Hcp

D.P. McDonogh, rider of Greenpanda, trained by Gavin Cromwell, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount never travelled.

The Turf Club Veterinary Officer examined Greenpanda, trained by Gavin Cromwell, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal.

255B Listowel Arms H'cap

S.P. Davis, rider of Perfect Soldier, trained by M.D. O'Callaghan, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount never travelled on today's going.

The Stewards requested a report from Joseph G. Murphy, trainer as to the apparent improvement in form of Grey Willow, placed first, as compared with its recent form. The trainer reported that this filly had been tried over slightly longer trips in recent times. Today blinkers were fitted for the first time and combined with stepping back in trip, this may have accounted for a return to form. Having considered the evidence the Stewards noted the explanation.

S.P. Davis, rider of Perfect Soldier, trained by M.D. O'Callaghan, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount didn't travel.

255C Edmund & Josie Whelan Mem. Listowel Stks

C. O'Donoghue, rider of Aussie Valentine trained by P.D. Deegan, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount was struck into and lost action.

D.P. McDonogh, rider of Bengala (FR) trained by John M. Oxx, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount checked after 100 yards.

255D Seamus Mulvaney H'cap

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

The Stewards requested a report from V.Clifford, trainer as to the apparent improvement in form of Hurricane Twister, placed first, as compared with its recent form. The trainer reported that this horse acts on testing going and has won at this track in the past. The horse got his own way in front today which he may have suited him and was running for the first time in a long time without a tongue strap. Having considered the evidence the Stewards noted the explanation offered.

255E Guinness Kerry National H'cap S'chase

Rachael Blackmore, rider of Sir Jack Yeats trained by Miss Ellmarie Holden, reported to the Clerk of Scales that her mount made a mistake and pulled up.

The Stewards interviewed A. Ring, rider of Arkwrisht (FR), concerning his use of the whip in the latter stages of this race. Evidence was heard from the rider concerned who stated that he lost an iron after the second last and was subsequently unbalanced so was not able to use his whip in the usual way in the latter stages. Having viewed a recording of the race and considered the evidence the Stewards found the rider in breach of Reg. 10 4. by failing to give his mount time to respond and having taken his record and the exceptional circumstances into account the Stewards suspended the rider for two race days.

255G M.S.D. Animal Health M'dn H'dle

The Stewards received a report from Ms. J. Taylor, Turf Club Veterinary Officer, that she was unable to positively identify Mount Hanover (GB), trained by Henry de Bromhead, from the markings contained in the passport presented for this horse. Evidence was heard from the trainer's representative Mr. A. Cody and the Turf Club Veterinary Officer. Having considered the evidence, the Stewards ordered the withdrawal of Mount Hanover (GB) and referred the matter to the CEO of The Turf Club for further investigation.



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