Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Punchestown 24th November 2020

The Stewards fined the following trainers in respect of their non-runners:-

Barry J. Fitzgerald, trainer of Saga Malta (FR) (off feed) - €200
Gordon Elliott, trainer of Diamond Turf (FR) (Going, reason not accepted) - €200

347A Ballymore Group App 3-y-o M'dn H'dle

At the request of the Stewards, A.W. Short, rider of Movie King, trained by A.J.Martin, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount jumped moderate early on, got very tired at the last flight and his run petered out in the straight.

347D Connolly's RED MILLS EBF Auct. M'dn H'dl

S.A. Mulcahy, rider of Cantgetenough trained by Denis Gerard Hogan, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount lost it's action and was pulled up.

The Stewards interviewed K.C. Sexton, rider of Born Patriot, 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 K. C. Sexton in breach of Regulation 10.3.(g), excessive frequency. Having considered K. C. Sexton's record in this regard the Stewards cautioned him on this occasion.

347F Thatch At Ballymore H'cap S'chase

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined Wake Up Early, trained by Francis J. Flood, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal.

D.J. O'Keeffe, rider of Call Of The Loon trained by D.J.Ryan, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount burst a blood vessel.

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined Call Of The Loon, trained by D.J.Ryan, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to have blood at it's right nostril, possibly as a result of exercise induced pulmonary haemorrhage.

S.W. Flanagan, rider of Trappist Monk trained by Noel Meade, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount lost it's action and was pulled up.

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer reported to the Stewards that Trappist Monk trained by Noel Meade was lame behind post race.

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined Carrignagapple (GB), at the request of trainer, Catherine Hamilton, and reported the animal to have lost it's right fore shoe but to be otherwise post race normal.

347G Ballymore Group Risk Of Thunder S'chase

Mr R.W. Barron, rider of Plinth trained by E. Bolger, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount hung right and made an abnormal respiratory noise in running.

GENERAL INFORMATION

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

Mr. P. Caffrey (Chairman),

Mrs. J. O. Onions,

Mr. J. Reardon,

Mr. H. T. Hynes.



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


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