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Listowel 14th September 2017

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The Stewards fined D. K. Weld, trainer, €350 for lodging a passport in respect of Shamad, in which the vaccinations did not conform with the provisions of Rule 91. The Stewards allowed the horse to run on receipt of the trainer's written assurance that the vaccinations were in order.

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L.F. Roche, rider of Awayinthewest, trained by P.A.Fahy, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount took a false step on the turn into the straight and he eased.

The Stewards informed Joseph Patrick O'Brien, trainer that All India (GB), would have to be recertified before being declared to run from stalls again.

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D.P. McDonogh, rider of Bayan, trained by Gordon Elliott, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount never travelled.

The Turf Club Veterinary Officer examined Bayan, trained by Gordon Elliott, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal.

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The Stewards enquired into the reasons why Hand Of The King,trained by Patrick Neville, appeared in the parade ring wearing visors when he had been declared with blinkers. The horse was consequently late arriving at the start due to the time taken to rectify the error and the race was started two minutes after the official off time. Evidence was heard from the trainer concerned who stated that the wearing of visors was an error on his part and he apologised to the Stewards for the oversight. Having considered the evidence, the Stewards reminded the trainer of his responsibilities and cautioned him to ensure that his charges appear with the correct head gear in the parade ring in future.

Mr. Michael J. Doyle, Acting Steward, did not attend this enquiry.



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