Listowel 16th September 2014

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255A Jet O'Carroll Memorial EBF M'dn

The Stewards received a report from Mr P.L. Malone , Turf Club Clerk of the Scales, regarding the fact that J.P. O'Brien , rider of Smuggler's Cove , weighed in at 1.6 lbs overweight. Evidence was heard from the rider concerned, who stated that he was comfortable with his weight and had a few slices of an orange after weighing out. He accepted that he weighed in at 1.6 lbs overweight but he was unable to offer any other explanation. Having considered the evidence, the Stewards were satisfied that J.P. O'Brien was in breach of Rule 231 and they therefore suspended him for 1 raceday.

The Stewards enquired into the possibility that the starting mechanism had failed when the starter attempted to start this race. Evidence was heard from the starter Mr Derek Cullen who stated that the starting stalls had been moved prior to this race to make space for the runners arriving at the start but on replacing them back to their starting position, the power supply had not been connected by the person in charge which resulted in the stalls failing to open. Mr Andy Coyle, H.R.I Starting Stalls Technician admitted that the failure to connect the power supply was an oversight on his part. Ms Tracey Collins, trainer, complained that her charge Indian Landing, placed third, had hit the stalls with his head when the gates failed to open and commented that this animal had past difficulties at the start and felt that todays situation would not help her charge in the future. Having considered all the evidence, the Stewards were of the opinion that this unfortunate error should not have happened and reminded Mr Andy Coyle to exercise greater care in the future.

255B Brandon Hotel H'cap

The Stewards received a report from Ms Joan Taylor, Turf Club Veterinary Officer, that she was unable to positively identify Burren View Lady, trained by Denis Gerard Hogan, from the markings contained in the passport presented for this horse. Evidence was heard from the trainer who stated that he was of the belief that a new staff member had mistakingly sent the wrong horse to this meeting which had similar marking to Burren View Lady. Having considered the evidence, the Stewards ordered the withdrawal of Burren View Lady and referred the matter to the CEO of the Turf Club.

255C Irish Stallion Farms EBF Med.Auc.(F)M'dn

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

P.J. Smullen, rider of Summaya, trained by D. K. Weld, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount ran very green.

The Stewards informed E. McNamara, trainer that Intense Spirit, would have to be recertified before being declared to run from stalls again.

255F Lis.Races Supp.Club Lartigue H'dle(Hcap)

The Turf Club Veterinary Officer examined Shutter Island, trained by Charles O'Brien, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be blowing hard post race.

A.P. McCoy, rider of Shutter Island, trained by Charles O'Brien, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount never travelled.



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