Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Punchestown 12th June 2019

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

A. McCurtain replaced M.P. Burke on Career Guide, trained by John M.Burke (Race 4)(Injured)
D.J. O' Keefe replaced D.J. McInerney on Happy Jacky, trained by Ray Hackett (Race 5)(Injured)
J.M. Moore replaced K.J. Brouder on Big Tree, trained by Thomas Mullins (Race 5)(Injured)

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At the request of the Stewards, A.W. Short, rider of One Cool Poet, trained by Matthew J. Smith, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount did not jump well throughout this race.

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The Stewards interviewed L. Quinlan, rider of Reach Up (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 were of the opinion that L. Quinlan was in breach of Regulations 10.3 (g) and 10.3 (i), in that he used his whip with excessive frequency and without giving his mount time to respond. Having considered his record in this regard, the Stewards suspended L. Quinlan for 2 racedays.

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R.A. Doyle, rider of Banrion Na Speire trained by William J. McLernon, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount stopped quickly after losing its action.

R.P. Treacy, rider of Afternoonwithsusan trained by P.F.McEnery, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount made a bad mistake and eased thereafter.

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The Stewards interviewed Gerard Michael Hussey, trainer of Lariat Go, in relation to a report from the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer, Ms. J. Taylor, who could not positively identify the animal from the passport presented. Ms. Taylor stated that the markings on the passport were not accurate and a microchip could not be located. Evidence was heard from the trainer concerned who stated that he has his charge since September 2018, that he received the passport from the owner- breeder and he could not explain the inaccuracies in the passport presented. Having considered the evidence, the Stewards ordered the withdrawal of Lariat Go from this race and referred the matter to a senior official of the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board for further investigation in accordance with Rule 90.

Under the provisions of Rule 90, the Stewards allowed Watar Creek, trained by J.P.Dempsey, to run on receipt of the trainer's written assurance that the error identified in the certification of vaccinations would be corrected in accordance with Rule 91 within the timeframe specified.

The Stewards advised P.J. Rothwell, trainer of Time For an Oscar, that a repeat performance of his charge, who was withdrawn from the start having refused to race, would render his charge liable to future sanctions.

At the request of the Stewards, C.R. King, rider of Nibblers Charm, trained by Ray Hackett, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount travelled well early on, made a mistake and took some time to regain confidence.

The Stewards enquired into possible interference inside the last 100 yards of this race involving Pakens Rock, ridden by D.F. O'Regan, placed fifth and Tahan, ridden by K. Brogan, placed fourth, where it appeared that Pakens Rock ran short of room. Evidence was heard from the riders concerned. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards were of the opinion that Tahan did not improve its finishing position having caused interference, and they therefore made no alteration to the Judge's placings. The Stewards were, however, of the opinion that K. Brogan was in breach of Rule 214 in that he had ridden carelessly, and having considered his record in this regard suspended him for 2 racedays.

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I.J. McCarthy, rider of Tourboy trained by Mark Fahey, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount stopped very quickly.

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The Stewards received a report from Mr. P.L. Malone , Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Clerk of the Scales, regarding the fact that Mr A.J. Fox , rider of Mcquinn , weighed in at 2 lbs overweight. Evidence was heard from the rider concerned. Having considered the evidence, the Stewards were satisfied that Mr. A.J. Fox was in breach of Rule 231 and they therefore suspended him for 1 raceday.

The Stewards interviewed Mr A.J. Fox, rider of Mcquinn, 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 Mr. A.J. Fox was in breach of Regulation 10.3 (g) in that he used his whip with excessive frequency. Having considered his record in this regard, the Stewards suspended Mr. A.J. Fox for 1 raceday.

GENERAL INFORMATION

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

Mr. P. Caffrey (Chairman),
Ms. M. Osborne,
Mr. C. O' Reilly,
Mr. J. McGrath,
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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