Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Naas 13th January 2021

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

J.W. Kennedy replaced M.P. Walsh on Ragnar Lodbrok, trained by Gordon Elliott (Race 4)(Intended mount a non runner)

007A Irish Stallion Farms EBF (M) Beg. S'ch

The Stewards ordered the withdrawal of Darrens Diamond, trained by Robert Murphy, for failing to comply with the provisions of Rule 90 (i).

007B Irish Stallion Farms EBF Novice S'chase

D.J. Mullins, rider of Blackbow trained by W.P. Mullins, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount hung left during this race.

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined Blackbow, trained by W.P. Mullins, at the request of the Stewards and initially reported the animal to be post race normal but on a subsequent examination reported the animal to be stiff on his right foreleg.

The Stewards enquired into the running and riding of Blackbow, ridden by D.J. Mullins, and trained by W.P. Mullins. Evidence was heard from the rider and trainer concerned. D.J. Mullins, rider, stated that he was instructed to line up at the rear as the other three runners were known front runners and furthermore his mount had taken a heavy fall the previous day at Leopardstown. He added that he was mindful that his mount raced very keen and his past record over hurdles suggested that he was a beaten favourite on four occasions when ridden handy with the pace. He analysed the video in the presence of the Stewards and displayed that his mount ran very keen into the straight on the first circuit until settling and later in the race he began to hang left onto the previously used ground. He described the race as being a truly run race with the first and second placed horses being very good horses. He felt that his own mount was not good enough from five fences out and had got close to the fourth last fence. W.P. Mullins, trainer, confirmed the instructions and reiterated that he had instructed the rider not to get involved with the leaders early as plenty of pace was anticipated. He added that while his charge had fallen the previous day that he wanted the horse to get a clear round and to do his best. The Stewards also received a report from the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer who stated that initially Blackbow was found to be post race normal but on a subsequent examination was found to be stiff on his right foreleg. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards noted the explanations.

007E INH Stallion Owners EBF M'dn H'dle

D.E. Mullins, rider of Biscayne Boulevard trained by P.A.Fahy, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount ran very green.

007F Adare Manor Opportunity H'cap H'dle

J.G. Gilligan, rider of Glamorgan Duke trained by Paul John Gilligan, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount did not handle the ground.

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined Perry Owens, trained by Noel Meade, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal.

007G Rushe's Supervalu (Pro-Am) INH Flat Race

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined Rocket Carnival (FR), trained by T.E.Hyde, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be blowing hard post race.

GENERAL INFORMATION

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

Ms. Mary Cosgrave (Chairman),

Mr. Peter Reynolds,

Mr. P.D. Matthews.



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


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