Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Punchestown 17th February 2016

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B. Hayes, rider of Mustadaam trained by John Joseph Hanlon, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount lost his action and was pulled up.

P. Townend, rider of Braize (FR) trained by G.T.Hourigan, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount hung left.

S.J. Gray, rider of Ladys Crusade trained by V. T. O'Brien, reported to the Clerk of the Scales that his mount burst a blood vessel and was pulled up. (Confirmed by Turf Club Veterinary Officer).

The Turf Club Veterinary Officer examined Mustadaam, trained by John Joseph Hanlon, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be Post Race Normal.

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Mrs Lorna Fowler, trainer of Jumbo John, reported to the Office of the Governing Bodies that her charge has had a wind operation since his run at Ayr 11th March 2016.

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D.N. Russell, rider of Siberian Vixen trained by Edmond Kent, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount ran out with a circuit to go.

John O'Callaghan, trainer of Silent Wish, reported to the Turf Club Veterinary Officer that his charge was found to have burst a blood vessel on endoscopic examination post race

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The Stewards interviewed I.J. McCarthy, rider of Luckyinmilan, winner, 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 I.J. McCarthy was in breach of Regulation 10 3 (f) in that he had used his whip with excessive frequency and having taken his record into account, they suspended him for 2 racedays.

Mr J.W. O'Neill, rider of Sydney Thompson, trained by Ronald O'Neill, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount pulled up injured. The Turf Club Veterinary Officer confirmed that Sydney Thompson was lame post race.



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