Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Naas 11th May 2016

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

R.P.Cleary replaced L.F. Roche on Steelyeyed, trained by Patrick Martin (Race 1)(see report)

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The Stewards informed Patrick Martin, trainer that Steelyeyed, would have to be recertified before being declared to run from stalls again.

The Stewards fined L.F. Roche, rider, €200 for his late arrival to weigh out on Steelyeyed, trained by Patrick Martin, in this race, which necessitated him being substituted with R.P.Cleary.

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The Stewards fined T.M. Walsh, trainer, €130, for failing to inform the Registry office, in accordance with Rule 148(vi), that Jamie The Tailor had been gelded.

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D.W. O'Connor, rider of Oor Jock, trained by Adrian McGuinness, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount clipped heals and he was unseated.

The Stewards enquired into an incident in the back straight involving Oor Jock, ridden by D.W. O'Connor, Lady Ranger, ridden by R.A. Smithers, and Jealika, ridden by R. Coakley, where it appeared that Oor Jock clipped heals and unseated D.W.O'Connor. Evidence was heard from the riders concerned. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards were unable to apportion blame and took no further action.

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The Stewards received a report from the Clerk of the Scales, Mr.P.W.Murtagh, that D.E. Hogan, rider of Dorn Rose, attempted to weigh out, without wearing a body protector. He added that the rider was two pounds overweight, when weighed with his body protector. Evidence was heard from the rider concerned and also from Ross O'Sullivan, trainer of Dorn Rose who stated that in the circumstances he would allow the rider to carry two pounds overweight, by permission of the Stewards. Having considered the evidence, the Stewards were of the opinion that the rider was in breach of Rule 198(v), in that he attempted to weigh out without a body protector and having considered the evidence and considered his record, suspended him for seven race days.
Furthermore the Stewards allowed the request to carry two pounds overweight but found the rider in breach of Rule 198(vii)(a) and having taken his record in this regard into account, fined him €150.

The Stewards interviewed Anastasia O'Brien, rider of Californiadreaming, concerning her use of the whip in this race. Evidence was heard from the rider concerned and also from A.P.O'Brien, trainer. Having viewed a recording of the race and considered the evidence the Stewards were of the opinion that the rider was in breach of Regulation 10.3(f), in that she used the whip with excessive frequency and having considered her record, suspended her for one race day.

C.D. Hayes, rider of No Love Letters (GB), trained by A. Oliver, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount was very free and difficult throughout and had no more to give in the closing stages.



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