Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Punchestown 27th April 2018

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

Gordon Elliott, trainer of Blow By Blow (Off feed) - €200
Gordon Elliott, trainer of Cartwright (GB) (Off feed) - €200
Gordon Elliott, trainer of Delta Work (FR) (Off feed) - €200

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

Mr. R. Deegan replaced B.J. Cooper on Montalbano (GB), trained by W.P. Mullins (Race 2)(Injured)
M.P. Walsh replaced N.D. Fehily on Duc Des Genievres (FR), trained by W.P. Mullins (Race 5)(Injured)
Ms. K. Walsh replaced N.D. Fehily on Antey (GER), trained by W.P. Mullins (Race 7)(Injured).
Ms. G. Andrews replaced Ms K. Walsh on Dorrells Pierji (FR), trained by W.P. Mullins (Race 8)(Retired)

089A KFM Hunters S'chase (Bishopscourt Cup)

Mr J.C. Barry, rider of Quare Handy trained by Denis W. Cullen, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount made a bad mistake at the fourth fence and pulled up thereafter.

089B EMS Copiers Novice H'cap S'chase

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

B.J. Geraghty, rider of Squouateur (FR) trained by Gordon Elliott, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount never travelled before being pulled up.

D.N. Russell, rider of De Plotting Shed trained by Gordon Elliott, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount was badly hampered at the fourth last fence.

089E Profile Systems Champion Novice Hdle

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

089F Star Best Racing Champion Hunters Schase

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined Balnaslow, trained by Graham John McKeever, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal.

Mr A.J. Fox, rider of Ourmanmassini trained by Gordon Elliott, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount did not handle the ground and was pulled up.

089H GVA Donal O'Buachalla I.N.H. Flat Race

The Stewards interviewed Mr A.J. Fox, rider of All For Joy, concerning his use of the whip in the latter 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 A.J. Fox was in breach of R10(3)(f) by using his whip with excessive frequency and R10(4) by failing to give his mount time to respond to the whip. Having taken his clean previous record into consideration, the Stewards suspended Mr A.J. Fox for 2 racedays.

The Stewards interviewed Mr D. O'Connor, rider of Lone Wolf, concerning his use of the whip in the latter 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 R10(3)(f) by using his whip with excessive frequency and R10(3)(g) by using his whip with his arm above shoulder height. Having considered his recent record the Stewards suspended Mr D. O'Connor for 3 racedays.

Miss K. Harrington, rider of Press Conference, trained by Mrs John Harrington, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that her mount was lame on completion of this race but came sound a short time later.

GENERAL INFORMATION

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

Mr. L. McFerran (Chairman),

Ms. M. Cosgrave,

Mr. W. Flood,

Mr. M. Hillman,

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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