Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Listowel 13th September 2019

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

S. Flanagan replaced L.P. Dempsey on Clonguile Way, trained by W.J. O'Doherty (Race 7)(injured)
P. Harnett replaced A. Mackay on Cara's Company (GB), trained by Mark Michael McNiff (Race 1)(Stewards' Permission)

258A Foran Equine Irish EBF Auction (F) M'dn

Under the provisions of Rule 90, the Stewards allowed Slade Express, trained by Leonard Paul Flynn, to run on receipt of the trainer's written assurance that the error identified in the certification of vaccinations would be corrected in accordance with Rule 91 within the timeframe specified.

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined Ivy Avenue, trained by J. S. Bolger, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal.

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined One Cool Choice, trained by Jarlath P.Fahey, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be clinically abnormal post race.

The Stewards interviewed R.P. Cleary, rider, in relation to his report to scales following this race to the effect that only one stall gate opened from his starting position. Evidence was heard from the rider concerned, who confirmed his report to scales and added that the incident did not effect the performance of his mount. Evidence was also heard from the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Starter, Mr. P.L. Malone, who stated that all pre racing inspections were completed and any malfunctions had been rectified since the incident. Having considered the evidence, the Stewards noted the explanations offered.

M.A. Gallagher, rider of One Cool Choice trained by Jarlath P.Fahey, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount ran very flat, never travelled and never got a chance to compete.

R.P. Cleary, rider of Ivy Avenue trained by J. S. Bolger, reported to the Clerk of Scales that only one stall gate opened from his start position.

L.F. Roche, rider of Stela Star trained by Thomas Mullins, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount ran very green and hung right.

The Stewards interviewed Mark Michael McNiff, trainer, in relation to his request to substitute A. Mackay, rider of Cara's Company. Evidence was heard from the trainer concerned who stated that he had been notified by the rider's agent that a member of his family had taken ill. M. McNiff requested P. Harnett as a substitution rider and he was informed, following a report from the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Clerk of Scales Ms. A. O'Keeffe, that P. Harnett would weigh out at 6 Lbs overweight. M. McNiff added that due to a shortage of riders who could draw the correct weight he was agreeable to allowing his charge carry the overweight. Having considered the evidence, including written confirmation of the circumstances from R. Tierney, agent for A. Mackay, the Stewards were satisfied that the circumstances were very exceptional and they therefore allowed the substitution of rider and overweight in this instance. .

258B Guinness H'cap

W.J. Lee, rider of Outside Inside trained by Jack W. Davison, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount missed a kick during this race.

C.D. Hayes, rider of Count Of Carabass trained by Miss Hilary McLoughlin, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount jumped awkwardly from stalls.

The Stewards enquired into the apparent improvement in form of Rattling Jewel (GB), trained by J.J.Lambe, placed first, compared with its recent form. Evidence was heard from the trainer concerned who stated that his charge won this race last year and today he had a very capable 7 lb claiming rider on board. J.J. Lambe stated that his charge has not won since last year and since then he has had mixed form, he has tried different forms of headgear, which have not worked, and he has not been able to establish consistent running tactics. Regarding today's run, there was an ease in the ground which suited his charge, he had dispensed with all headgear and this combined with a favourable draw helped to bring about an improvement in form. J.J. Lambe also added that he has changed horse feed in the last week which may also have been beneficial to his charge. Evidence was also heard from the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Senior Rules of Racing Handicapper, Mr. G. O'Gorman, who stated that Rattling Jewel has been dropped 20lbs in the last year and he noted that on previous runs he has started slowly compared with today's run where he was pushed on more prominently from the start. Having considered the evidence the Stewards noted the explanation offered.

258C Bank Of Ireland M'dn

The Stewards interviewed Ian O'Connor, trainer of Jazz Lady, in relation to following a report from the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Clerk of the Course, Mr. T.V. O'Connell, to the effect that I. O'Connor had been observed walking his charge to the start early without permission. Evidence was heard from the trainer concerned who stated that this filly regularly misbehaves in the parade ring and he routinely brings her to the start early having completed one lap of the parade ring. On this occasion, I. O'Connor believed he had been granted permission to attend the start early however he had not brought this to the attention of the Clerk of the Course. Evidence was also heard from G.P. Brouder, rider of Jazz Lady, who confirmed the difficulties in handling his mount before racing. Having considered the evidence, the Stewards noted the explanations offered and reminded I. O'Connor of his future responsibilities to the Clerk of the Course when attending the start early and to familiarise himself with the proper procedures.

The Stewards enquired into an incident in the closing stages of this race involving Jazz Lady, ridden by G.P. Brouder, Harriet Tubman, ridden by K.J. Manning and L'empathie, ridden by G.F. Carroll, where it appeared that interference may have occurred. Evidence was heard from the riders concerned. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards took no further action other than to advise G.P. Brouder to ride with more care in future.

W.J. Lee, rider of Aim For Glory trained by T.Hogan, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount never travelled.

K.J. Manning, rider of Harriet Tubman trained by J. S. Bolger, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount was badly hampered turning in.

R.P. Whelan, rider of X' Girl trained by John M. Oxx, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount never travelled.

The Stewards interviewed G.P. Brouder, rider of Jazz Lady, concerning his use of the whip in the closing 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 satisfied that G.P. Brouder was in breach of Regulation 10.3 (g) in that he used his whip with excessive frequency. Having considered his record in this regard, the Stewards cautioned G.P. Brouder on this occasion.

258D John & Terry Moriarty Memorial H'cap

At the request of the Stewards, C.T. Keane, rider of Formal Order (GB), trained by J.P. Murtagh, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount was never going.

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined Formal Order (GB), trained by J.P. Murtagh, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be blowing hard post race.

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined Cj Cregg, trained by John C. McConnell, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal.

258F Paud, Sarah & Mary Fitzmaurice Hcap Hdle

S.F. O'Keeffe, rider of Lady Of The Sea trained by Paul Nolan, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount never travelled.

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined Silver Planeur (FR), trained by E. McNamara, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be blowing hard post race. Samples were taken for analysis.

C.P. McNamara, rider of Silver Planeur (FR) trained by E. McNamara, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount was never travelling and pulled up.

258G John J.Galvin M'dn H'dle

P. Townend, rider of Golazo trained by W.P. Mullins, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount ran free.

258H Listowel Print EBF (M)(PA) INH Flat Race

The Stewards interviewed Jonathan Sweeney, trainer of Lightning Skye, at his own request, in relation to the vaccination status of his charge. Evidence was heard from the trainer concerned and from the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer Ms. J. Taylor. Having considered the evidence, the Stewards were satisfied that the recording of Lightning Skye's vaccinations were demonstrably incorrect in accordance with the provisions of Rule 91.

The Stewards fined Jonathan Sweeney, trainer, €350 for lodging a passport in respect of Lightning Skye, in which the vaccinations did not conform with the provisions of Rule 91. The Stewards ordered the withdrawal of Lightning Skye in accordance with the provisions of Rule 90.

GENERAL INFORMATION

The following Raceday Stewards acted on behalf of the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board at this race meeting:

Mr. Con O'Mahony (Chairman),
Mr. John Powell,
Mr. John O'Shaughnessy,
Mr. Joe O'Donoghue,
Mr. Hugh Hynes.



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


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