Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Naas 21st February 2016

The Stewards fined the following trainer in respect of their non-runner:-

Oliver McKiernan, trainer of On The Shannon (Off feed) - €200

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

B.J. Cooper replaced D.N. Russell on Wrath Of Titans, trained by Ms. Sandra Hughes (Race 3)(Intended mount a non runner)

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M.P. Butler, rider of Atlantic Breaker, trained by Mark Michael McNiff, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount cocked his jaw and ran out after the second last hurdle.

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The Stewards enquired into the running and riding of Uaintseenothingyet (GB), ridden by B.J. Geraghty, and trained by Edward P.Harty. Evidence was heard from the trainer and rider concerned. Edward P.Harty, trainer, stated that he thought his charge had a very good chance of winning and in anticipation of a fast gallop he was satisfied to run the animal over the lesser trip of two miles and wanted him to be given a chance early on to allow him to finish strong. He added that in his opinion his charge appeared to lose his position after passing the stands and struggled from thereon. He alluded to the fact that his charge was only five years old but standing at seventeen hands. He expressed his disappointment with his charge but satisfaction with the ride. B.J. Geraghty, rider, confirmed the riding instructions and the expectation of a fast pace but added that his mount struggled to go with the pace after passing the stands and was unable to respond to his urgings. He felt that everything happened too quickly with this being the animals first run in a handicap and going forwards he may be best suited to better ground conditions. He accepted that he was not seen to be over forceful on his mount but cited the feel that he was getting in running which eventually led to the animal not been so fluent over the final two hurdles. The Stewards also received a report from the Turf Club Veterinary Officer who stated that Uaintseenothingyet (GB) was post race normal. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards noted the explanations offered. The Stewards ordered that samples be taken from Uaintseenothingyet (GB) for analysis.

Edward P.Harty, trainer of Uaintseenothingyet (GB), reported to the Office of the Governing Bodies on Tuesday 23rd February that his charge had an abnormal lung wash post race.

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The Turf Club Veterinary Officer examined Mr Diablo, trained by J.P.Dempsey, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal.

The Turf Club Veterinary Officer examined Un Noble (FR), trained by Nicky Richards (in GB), at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be blowing hard post race.



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