Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Punchestown 13th October 2020

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

D.F. O'Regan replaced J.W. Kennedy on Conflated, trained by Gordon Elliott (Race 1)(Injured)
L.P. Dempsey replaced D.F. O'Regan on Silver Star (FR), trained by Gordon Elliott (Race 1)(Stewards permission)
D.F. O'Regan replaced D.N. Russell on Quilixios (GB), trained by Gordon Elliott (Race 3)(Injured)
B.J. Cooper replaced J.W. Kennedy on Lucky Fella (GB), trained by Gordon Elliott (Race 3)(Injured)
C.P. McNamara replaced O.R. Brown on Scholastic, trained by Joseph Patrick O'Brien (Race 3)(Injured)
K.M. Donoghue replaced D.N. Russell on Recent Revelations, trained by Gordon Elliott (Race 4)(Injured)
K.M. Donoghue replaced J.W. Kennedy on Wide Receiver, trained by Gordon Elliott (Race 5)(Injured)
P.T. Enright rode The Last Throw (reserve) , trained by M.F.Morris (Race 5)
Miss A.B. O'Connor replaced Mr R. Deegan on Assara, trained by Martin Brassil (Race 7)(Injured).

291C Ladbrokes 3-Y-O H'dle

K.C. Sexton, rider of Complete Fantasy trained by Peter Fahey, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount was pulled up after the saddle had slipped following a bad mistake at the first hurdle.

291E Ladbrokes Best Odds Guaranteed M'dn Hdle

The Stewards enquired into the running and riding of Eileens Boy, owned, trained and ridden by Mr A.H. Wells. In his evidence he stated that his intention was to jump off up with the pace and to do his best. As the race commenced he took up the required position in running but hit the first hurdle hard which knocked his mount back to mid division. He felt that the pace was steady throughout and he rode his mount on the outside to give him daylight and confidence. He added that his mount took a heave and a blow at the end of the back straight and no pressure was applied in order to give his mount a chance to get his second wind. At that time he had considered pulling up but his mount began to pass tired horses and finished real strong. On further questioning, he admitted that his mount was a stayer, and a good jumper. He further admitted that he only made a real and noticeable effort about 150 yards from the finish having jumped the final hurdle. The Stewards also received a report from the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer who stated that Eileens Boy was post race normal. Samples were taken for analysis. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards were of the opinion that Mr A.H. Wells was in breach of Rule 212(A)(ii). Having taken his previous clean record into consideration, the Stewards fined Mr A.H. Wells €3,000 as the trainer of Eileens Boy, suspended Mr A.H. Wells for 21 racedays as the rider of Eileens Boy and suspended Eileens Boy for 60 days as a consequence of the actions of Mr A.H. Wells both as the trainer and the rider.

291F Ladbrokes H'cap H'dle

R.A. Doyle, rider of Eversosaucy trained by Conor O'Dwyer, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount was hampered by a faller at the fourth last hurdle.

GENERAL INFORMATION

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

Mr. P. Caffrey (Chairman),

Mrs. T.K. Cooper,

Ms. Mary Cosgrave,

Mr. P.D. Matthews.



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


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