Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Navan 18th March 2019

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

B.J. Geraghty replaced R.M. Power on Hotel Du Nord (FR), trained by Mrs John Harrington (Race 3)(Injury)
P. Townend replaced R.M. Power on Woodland Opera, trained by Mrs John Harrington (Race 4)(Injury)
Rachael Blackmore replaced B. Browne on Seskin Flyer, trained by Patrick Carey (Race 6)(Injury).

051A Toalsbet App M'dn H'dle

The Stewards enquired into why Lily's Gem and Mandy's Quine, both trained by S R B Crawford, appeared in the parade ring apparently carrying the incorrect saddles prior to the running of this race. The trainer informed the Stewards' Secretaries of the error and was granted permission to swap the saddles at this stage. The riders of both horses subsequently drew the correct weight on weighing-in. At the enquiry which took place after the race, the trainer explained that the error had occurred due to human error and apologised for this oversight. Having considered the evidence, the Stewards reminded the trainer of his responsibilities under Rule 148.

051B Toalsbet Casino H'cap H'dle

The Stewards received a report from Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Starter, Mr. J.R. Banahan, that C.A. Landers, rider of Cliff House, came forward in a canter and proceeded past the marker poles before being called forward. Evidence was heard from the starter and rider concerned. Having viewed the recording of the incident and considered the evidence, the Stewards found the rider in breach of Rule 208 (iii) and cautioned him.

051C Irish Stallion Farms EBF Novice H'dle

The Stewards interviewed L.P. Dempsey, rider of Caravation, concerning his use of the whip in the latter 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 the rider in breach of Reg.10.3.(f)(frequency) and having taken his previous record into account suspended him for one race day.

051F Toals.com H'cap S'chase

K.M. Donoghue, rider of Balbir Du Mathan (FR) trained by S.J.Mahon, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount made a respiratory noise in-running.

051G Vincent Ward Mem. (Pro-Am) INH Flat Race

The Stewards fined F.G. Hand, trainer, €350 for lodging a passport in respect of Mister Melia, in which the vaccinations did not conform with the provisions of Rule 91. The Stewards ordered the withdrawal of Mister Melia in accordance with the provisions of Rule 90.

The Stewards interviewed Mr K.M. Smith, rider of Grove Hill, concerning his use of the whip in the latter 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 the rider in breach of Reg.10.3 (b)(unnecessary use) and (f) (frequency) and having taken his record into account suspended him for two race days.

GENERAL INFORMATION

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

Mr. Laurence McFerran (Chairman)
Mr. Rupert Macauley
Mr. Raymund S. Martin
Mr. G.V. Magee
Mr. P.D. Matthews

Following a request from broadcasters the Stewards granted permission for the following races to be delayed:

Race 2 +2 mins




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


Copyright © 2018, I.H.R.B, All Rights Reserved.