Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Navan 12th November 2017

317A St Johann Ski Resort Tirol H'cap H'dle

The Stewards interviewed K.C. Sexton, rider of Rooster Byron, concerning his use of the whip in the closing stages of this race. Evidence was heard from the rider concerned. Having viewed a recording of the race and considered the evidence the Stewards found K.C. Sexton to be in breach of Regulation 10.3 (g) in that he used his whip with his arm above shoulder height, and having considered his good record in this regard cautioned K.C. Sexton.

C.D. Maxwell, rider of Our Boy Boru trained by J. Woods, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount hung right up the straight from the third last hurdle.

317C Lismullen H'dle

The Stewards interviewed B.J. Geraghty, rider of Jer's Girl, concerning his use of the whip in the closing stages of this race. Evidence was heard from the rider concerned. Having viewed a recording of the race and considered the evidence the Stewards found B.J. Geraghty to be in breach of Regulation 10.3 (e) in that he used his whip on an area other than down the shoulder or the hindquarters. Having considered his record in this regard, the Stewards suspended B.J. Geraghty for 1 raceday.

317D TheTote.com Fortria S'chase

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

317E Irish Stallion Farms EBF Beg. S'chase

B.J. Geraghty, rider of Sort It Out trained by Edward P.Harty, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount always struggled during this race.

317F Meath Farm Machinery H'cap H'dle

The Stewards enquired, under the provisions of Rule 212, into the riding of Ben Brody, ridden by D.J. McInerney, Seskinane ridden by P.T. Enright, Sir Ector, ridden by P. Townend, Two In One ridden by B. Browne, Carrigready, ridden by A.E. Lynch, Swingbridge, ridden by D.N. Russell, Archie Meade, ridden by A.W. Short, Aa Bee See, ridden by M.P. Walsh and There Was A Time, ridden by L.P. Dempsey, as the winning horse obtained a significant lead without any apparent challenge from the remainder of the field. Evidence was heard from the riders concerned.

D.J. McInerney stated that his instructions were to drop in to the race early and in running his mount tired and he couldn't travel any quicker.

P.T Enright stated that his instructions were to drop into the race and be the last to challenge, and in running he felt that if he travelled faster he wouldn't have achieved his finishing position. P.T. Enright also noted that he achieved his best position considering that he was carrying top weight.

P. Townend stated that his mount got tired in this race and had he travelled any quicker he would not have finished this race.

B. Browne stated that his instructions were to stay in fourth or fifth position during the race before challenging and in running he was off the bridle and couldn't travel any quicker.

A.E. Lynch stated that his mount didn't handle the ground and that he could not have travelled any quicker.

D.N. Russell stated that his mount made bad mistakes and that in running he rode to instructions and he could not have travelled any faster. D.N. Russell also noted the winning horse's previous form and that he thought that the winner might have come back to the chasing pack at an earlier stage.

A.W. Short stated that his instructions were to jump off handy and in running his mount got tired and could not have travelled any quicker.

M.P. Walsh stated that his instructions were to drop in handy and in running his mount could not have challenged sooner, had he done so he may not have finished second in this race.

L.P. Dempsey stated that his instructions were to stay in fifth or sixth position before challenging and in running his mount could not travel quicker earlier on.

Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards noted the explanations offered and took no further action.

P. Townend, rider of Sir Ector (USA) trained by Miss Nicole McKenna, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount got tired.

A.E. Lynch, rider of Carrigready trained by Vincent Laurence Halley, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount didn't handle the ground.

D.N. Russell, rider of Swingbridge trained by Gordon Elliott, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount made bad mistakes.

317G Kevin Bell Trust (Pro-Am) INH Flat Race

The Stewards interviewed Mr A.H. Wells, rider of Sister Cyclone, concerning his use of the whip in the closing stages of this race. Evidence was heard from the rider concerned. Having viewed a recording of the race and considered the evidence the Stewards found Mr. A.H. Wells to be in breach of Regulation 10.3 (c) in that he used his whip unnecessarily after he had clearly obtained his best finishing position. Having considered his good record in this regard, the Stewards cautioned Mr A. H. Wells.

GENERAL INFORMATION

The following Stewards acted at this meeting:

Mr. R. Dore (Chairman),

Mr. P. Reynolds,

Mr. Justice T. Hunt,

Mr. J. Collins,

Mr. L. Walsh.



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


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