Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Navan 14th February 2016

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

M.P.Fogarty replaced D.E. Mullins on Glenbank King, trained by R. K. Watson (Race 1)(injured)
D.J.Mullins replaced D.E. Mullins on Pleasant Company, trained by W.P. Mullins (Race 5)(injured)

030A Get Your 2016 Navan Membership M'dn H'dl

The Stewards interviewed B.J. Cooper, rider of Alamein, concerning his use of the whip in this race. Evidence was heard from the rider concerned. 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(e), in that he hit the horse in an area other than down the shoulder or hind quarters and having considered his record, suspended him for one race day.

The Stewards enquired into the running and riding of Mental Strength, ridden by Mr P.C. Bannon, and trained by Mrs Gillian Callaghan. Evidence was heard from the rider and trainer concerned. Mr P.C. Bannon, stated that his instructions were to settle his mount towards the rear, to get him jumping and finish the race out well. He added that the horse did not act on the heavy ground and got unbalanced at stages. He concluded by saying that in hindsight he may have left his horse with too much ground to make up. Mrs Gillian Callaghan, confirmed the instructions and added that the horse can be highly strung and that it was important to teach him to settle. She added that the horse may benefit from a step up in trip on better ground. She agreed with the rider in that he should have put the horse into the race sooner. The Stewards also received a report from the Turf Club Veterinary Officer who stated that Mental Strenght was post race normal. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards noted the explanations offered but advised the rider to be seen to be making more of an effort in future. Mr. Robert Dore, Acting Steward, absented himself from this enquiry.

The Stewards interviewed D.N. Russell, rider of Stuccodor, concerning his use of the whip in this race. Evidence was heard from the rider concerned. 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(e), in that he hit the horse in an area other than down the shoulder or on the hind quarters and having considered his record, suspended him for one race day.

030B Ladbrokes Ireland Boyne H'dle

The Stewards enquired into an incident in the straight involving Lieutenant Colonel (GB), ridden by D.J. Mullins, placed second and Snow Falcon, ridden by S.W. Flanagan, placed first. Evidence was heard from the riders concerned. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards cautioned both riders concerning the accuracy of their evidence. Furthermore D.J. Mullins was found to be in breach of Rule 214, in that he rode carelessly and having considered his record, suspended him for one race day.

030C Davis Civil Engineering H'cap H'dle

The Stewards interviewed M.P. Fogarty, rider of Owennacurra Milan, concerning his use of the whip in this race. Evidence was heard from the rider concerned. 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(e), in that he hit the horse in an area other than down the shoulder or on the hind quarters and having considered his record, cautioned him concerning his future responsibilities in this regard.

The Turf Club Veterinary Officer examined Augher Castle, trained by Patrick Mooney, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be lame post race and having lost two front shoes.

The Turf Club Veterinary Officer examined Augher Castle, trained by Patrick Mooney, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be lame post race and having lost two front shoes.

030E Ten Up Novice S'chase

Owing to ground conditions, the Stewards granted permission for fence number four to be omitted.

030F Martinstown Opportunity H'cap H'dle

J.W. Kennedy, rider of Lake Field, trained by J.R. Barry, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount raced prominently with a fast pace and got very tired in the straight.



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