Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Navan 22nd November 2015

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

Henry de Bromhead, trainer of Mick Thonic (FR) (declared in error) - €320

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

M. A. Enright replaced B.J. Cooper on Fine Theatre, trained by Paul Nolan (Race 6)(injured)

323A I.N.H. Stallion Owners EBF M'dn H'dle

P.E. Corbett, rider of Howwouldsheno, trained by George Stewart, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount ran keen early on, ran one paced and may need further in the future.

N.P. Madden, rider of Spring Forward, trained by Edward P.Harty, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount ran free and green early on, reached at some of the hurdles and stayed on one paced in the closing stages.

The Stewards enquired into the running and riding of Scenic Star, ridden by J.B. Kane, and trained by Gavin Cromwell. Evidence was heard from the rider and trainer concerned. J.B. Kane, stated that his mount is a temperamental type that had ran very free previously, and in an attempt to settle his mount, he had gone to the start early. He said his instructions were to ride his mount at the rear and get settled into a jumping rhythm as soon as possible and to do the best he could. He said that after the second hurdle, a loose horse had caused his mount considerable distraction and as a result of this, he had become further detached than he had wished for. He stated that when his mount did manage to pass the loose horse, he gained ground and although he did pass tired horses, he felt it had come far too late in the race and he rode his mount in an educational manner thereafter. Gavin Cromwell, confirmed the instructions given and expressed his dissatisfaction with the ride. He confirmed that his charge is a temperamental type and may be of limited ability, but felt that the rider had allowed himself to get too far detached from the field and as a result of this, had never fully got into the race. The Stewards also received a report from the Turf Club Veterinary Officer, who stated that Scenic Star was found to be post race normal. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards accepted the trainers explanation. They did, however, find that J.B. Kane was in breach of Rule 212, in that he had failed to take all reasonable and permissible measures throughout the race, to ensure that his horse was given a full opportunity to win, or to obtain the best possible placing. Having considered his previous record, the Stewards suspended him for seven race days and ordered that he forfeit his riding fee. Mrs. T.K. Cooper, Acting Steward, absented herself from this enquiry.

323B 'Monksfield' Novice H'dle

The Turf Club Veterinary Officer examined Ten Times Better, trained by P.A.Fahy, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal.

B.J. Cooper, rider of Cogryhill, trained by Gordon Elliott, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount never travelled.

R. Walsh, rider of Ten Times Better, trained by P.A.Fahy, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount jumped poorly.

323C Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust H'cap Hdle

R. Walsh, rider of Loyalty Card, trained by Augustine Leahy, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount hung right.

The Turf Club Veterinary Officer examined Loyalty Card, trained by Augustine Leahy, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal.

The Stewards interviewed I.J. McCarthy, rider of Vintage Supreme, 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 were of the opinion that the rider was in breach of Regulation 10 3.(f) in that he had used his whip with excessive frequency. Having considered his previous record, the Stewards suspended him for one race day.

323E Ladbrokes Troytown H'cap S'chase

The Turf Club Veterinary Officer examined Tulsa Jack, trained by Noel Meade, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal.

323F Proudstown H'cap H'dle

D.N. Russell, rider of Fine Rightly trained by S.R.B. Crawford, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount ran keen.

M.A. Enright, rider of Fine Theatre trained by Paul Nolan, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount never travelled and was pulled up thereafter.



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