Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Punchestown 27th April 2016

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

Ms K. Walsh replaced Mr S.G. Carey on Blow By Blow, trained by W.P. Mullins (Race 5) (Stewards Permission - original mount non runner)
B.J. Cooper replaced M.P. Fogarty on Stone Hard, trained by W.P. Mullins (Race 3)(Stewards Permission - original mount non runner)

092A Martinstown Opportunity Final H'cap H'dl

The Turf Club Veterinary Officer examined Minella Berry, trained by John E. Kiely, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be in respiratory distress post race.

J.S. McGarvey, rider of Minella Berry trained by John E. Kiely, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount stopped quickly and was pulled up.

The Stewards interviewed P.D. Kennedy, rider of Candlestick, placed fourth, 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 P.D. Kennedy was in breach of Regulation 10 3 (f) in that he had used his whip with excessive frequency, and having taken his good record into account, they suspended him for 2 racedays.

092E Attheraces.com Champion INH Flat Race

The Stewards enquired into an incident shortly after the start of this race involving Coeur Blimey, ridden by Mr B. O'Neill, Grotesque (GB), ridden by Ms N. Carberry, and Aspen Colorado, ridden by Miss S. O'Brien, where it appeared Grotesque (GB) suffered interference. Evidence was heard from the riders concerned. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards took no further action.

The Stewards interviewed Ms K. Walsh, rider of Blow By Blow, winner, concerning her 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 Ms K. Walsh was in breach of Regulation 10 3 (f) in that she had used her whip with excessive frequency, and having taken her record into account, they suspended her for 1 raceday.

092F Guinness H'cap S'chase

R.C. Colgan, rider of Toubaloo trained by Andrew Lee, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount never travelled and was pulled up.

Rachael Blackmore, rider of Mr Goodenough trained by John F.Robinson, reported to the Clerk of Scales that her mount's saddle slipped and was pulled up.

092G Weatherbys Ireland EBF (M) INH Flat Race

The Stewards requested a report from Ms N. Carberry, rider of The Nipper, trained by Warren Greatrex (in GB), which ran out and unseated her entering the back straight. Ms N. Carberry reported that her mount cocked his jaw and ran out through the running rail.



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