Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Punchestown 26th April 2018

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

D. Noonan replaced Tom Cannon on Speredek (FR), trained by Nigel Hawke (in GB) (Race 2)(Stewards permission)
A.E. Lynch replaced R.C. Colgan on Ballyboker Bridge, trained by Peter Maher (Race 3)(Injured)
Rachael Blackmore replaced A.E. Lynch on Tom Horn, trained by Peter Maher (Race 3)(Stewards permission)
Mr. S.F. O'Keeffe rode The Kings Baby (reserve) , trained by Moses McCabe (Race 5)
A.W. Short replaced R.C. Colgan on Shimmer's Rock, trained by P. E. Collins (Race 7)(Injured)

088A JLT H'cap H'dle

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined Force Of Forces (FR), trained by W.P. Mullins, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal.

Thomas P. O'Connor, trainer of Lilshane, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his charge burst a blood vessel during this race. This report was confirmed by the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer.

088C Friends First S'chase (La Touche Cup)

The Stewards on receipt of a post race report from Dr. Lynn Hillyer, Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Chief Veterinary Officer, enquired into the use of the whip by J.J. Burke, rider of My Murphy, prior to the time that he pulled up when detached from the other runners. 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 J.J. Burke was in breach of R(10)(3)(e) by hitting his mount other than down the shoulder or on the hind quarters and R(10)(3)(f) by using his whip with excessive force. Having taken his previous clean record into consideration, the Stewards suspended J.J. Burke for 2 racedays.

088D Ladbrokes Champion Stayers H'dle

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined Bacardys (FR), trained by W.P. Mullins, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal.

088E Alanna Homes H'cap H'dle

D.N. Russell, rider of Gun Digger trained by Gordon Elliott, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount stopped very quickly.

088G Close Brothers (Mares) Novice H'dle

The Stewards fined Henry de Bromhead, trainer, €350 for lodging a passport in respect of Creation (FR), in which the vaccinations did not conform with the provisions of Rule 91. The Stewards allowed the horse to run on receipt of the trainer's written assurance that the vaccinations were in order.

P. Townend, rider of Cut The Mustard (FR) trained by W.P. Mullins, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount made a bad mistake at the first hurdle.

D.J. Mullins, rider of Glens Harmony trained by W.P. Mullins, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount ran too freely during this race.

D.N. Russell, rider of Moonlight Escape trained by Gordon Elliott, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount was badly hampered at the first hurdle.

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined Glens Harmony, trained by W.P. Mullins, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal.

P. E. Collins, trainer of Shimmer's Rock, reported to the Office of the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board that his charge was found to be in season post race.

GENERAL INFORMATION

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

Mr. J. Weld (Chairman),

Mrs. J.O. Onions,

Mr. C.P. Magnier,

Mr. J. Murphy,

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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