Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Punchestown 25th April 2018

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

C.A. Landers rode Terrible Beauty (reserve) , trained by J.R. Barry (Race 1)

087B Louis Fitzgerald Hotel H'dle

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined Sire Du Berlais (FR), trained by Gordon Elliott, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal.

087D Coral Punchestown Gold Cup

The Stewards interviewed D.J. Mullins, rider of Bellshill, 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 D.J. Mullins was in breach of Regulation 10.4, in that he used his whip without giving his mount time to respond. Having considered his previous record in this regard, the Stewards cautioned D.J. Mullins.

087E Racing Post Champion INH Flat Race

The Stewards interviewed Mr D. O'Connor, rider of Carefully Selected, 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 D. O'Connor was in breach of Regulation 10.3 (f), in that he used his whip with excessive frequency. Having considered his previous record in this regard, the Stewards cautioned Mr D. O'Connor.

Mr J.G. Moloney, Chairman, absented himself from this enquiry which was chaired by Mr R. Dore.

The Stewards interviewed Mr R. Deegan, rider of Tornado Flyer, 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 R. Deegan was in breach of Regulation 10.3 (f), in that he used his whip with excessive frequency. Having considered his previous record in this regard, the Stewards suspended Mr R. Deegan for 1 raceday.

Mr F. Maguire, rider of Getaway John trained by Gordon Elliott, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount hung to the right.

087F Guinness H'cap S'chase

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined Viconte Du Noyer (FR), trained by Colin Tizzard (in GB), at the request of the Stewards and samples were taken for analysis.

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined Shanahan's Turn, trained by Colin Tizzard (in GB), at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be injured post race.

GENERAL INFORMATION

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

Mr. J.G. Moloney (Chairman),
Mr. R. Dore,
Mr. J. Rearden,
Mr. R. Martin,
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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