Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Punchestown 11th December 2020

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

E. Walsh replaced S.W. Flanagan on Ificudiwud, trained by Noel Meade (Race 1)(Injured)
C. P. McNamara replaced S.W. Flanagan on Henry Brown, trained by Noel Meade (Race 2)(Injured)
J. M. Moore replaced S.W. Flanagan on Hes A Hardy Bloke, trained by Noel Meade (Race 3)(Injured)
D. J. McInerney replaced S.W. Flanagan on Wat Tyler (GB), trained by Donal Kinsella (Race 4)(Injured).
D. F. O'Regan replaced S.W. Flanagan on Sargent Lightfoot, trained by Adrian Murray (Race 5)(Injured).

387A GAIN Support Laois GAA Beginners S'chase

The Stewards enquired into the running and riding of All The Best, ridden by M.J. Molloy, and trained by A.J. Martin. Evidence was heard from the rider and Cathy O'Leary, Authorised Representative for the trainer concerned. M.J. Molloy, stated that his instructions were to jump off three quarters of the way back, get his mount jumping well and to do his best from there. Cathy O'Leary, confirmed the instructions given and expressed her dissatisfaction with the ride that her charge received. She felt the rider had his mount far too far back and as a consequence had no chance of winning from where he was and she also added that the rider could have been much harder on his mount. The Stewards also received a report from the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer who stated that All The Best was post race normal. Samples were taken for further analysis. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards noted the explanation given by the authorised representative. They were, however of the opinion that M. J. Molloy was in breach of Rule 212.A.(ii), in that he was not seen to have been the subject of an attempt to achieve from his mount timely, real and substantial effort and having considered his record in this regard the Stewards suspended M. J. Molloy for ten racedays and ordered that he forfeit his riding fee. Furthermore, The Stewards suspended All The Best for a period of 42 days in accordance with the provisions of Rule 212.C(d).

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C.J. Orr, rider of Cuneo (FR) trained by Gordon Elliott, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount never travelled.

E. Walsh, rider of Ask And Answer trained by Sean Aherne, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount jumped poorly throughout.

387C Punchestown M'dn H'dle

At the request of the Stewards, C.D. Timmons, rider of Bard Of Eirn, trained by Edward Cawley, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount made a very bad mistake and his reins went over his mounts head and when he regathered them both reins were on the left hand side.

387D Punchestown H'cap H'dle

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined Trixie Mc, trained by Thomas Gibney, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal.

Rachael Blackmore, rider of Trixie Mc trained by Thomas Gibney, reported to the Clerk of Scales that her mount made a bad mistake.

387E Gift A Punchestown Voucher H'cap H'dle

T. Ryan, rider of Red Lemonade trained by W.J.Austin, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount hung and jumped left throughout.

R.A. Doyle, rider of Riverdene trained by Eoin Griffin, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount lost its action behind and was pulled up.

387F The Old House, Kill (P-Am) INH Flat Race

The Stewards interviewed Mr P.W. Mullins, rider of Aslukwoodhavit (GB), 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. P. W. Mullins in breach of Regulation 10.3.g, excessive frequency. Having considered Mr. P. W. Mullins record in this regard the Stewards suspended him for two racedays.

The Stewards enquired into possible interference in the closing stages involving Aslukwoodhavit (GB), ridden by Mr P.W. Mullins, placed second and The Banger Doyle, ridden by Mr F. Maguire, placed first, where it appeared that interference may have occurred. Evidence was heard from the riders concerned. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards made no alteration to the judges placings. They were however, of the opinion that Mr. F. Maguire was in breach of Rule 214, in that he had ridden carelessly. Having considered Mr. F. Maguire's record in this regard the Stewards suspended him for two racedays.

GENERAL INFORMATION

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

Mr. Philip Caffrey (Chairman),

Mr. N. McCaffrey,

Mr. J. Reardon,

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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