Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Punchestown 29th April 2015

The Stewards fined the following trainer in respect of their non-runner:-

Miss Mary Louise Hallahan, trainer of Toon River (declared in errror) - €500.

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

M.P.Fogarty replaced D.J. Mullins on Klepht, trained by Thomas Mullins (Race 6)(injured)
L.P.Dempsey replaced D.J. Mullins on Prince Of Scars, trained by Ms. Sandra Hughes (Race 2)(injured)

090A Martinstown Opportunity Final H'cap H'dl

C.D. Maxwell, rider of Westerners Son trained by Dermot Anthony McLoughlin, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount never travelled on the ground.

090B Louis Fitzgerald Hotel H'dle

Henry de Bromhead, trainer of Identity Thief, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his charge scoped abnormally post race

The Turf Club Veterinary Officer examined Sadler's Risk, trained by Henry de Bromhead, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal.

090C Irish Daily Mirror Novice H'dle

The Stewards enquired into an incident just after the turn into the straight involving Shaneshill, ridden by R. Walsh, placed third, Sub Lieutenant, ridden by J.J. Burke, placed fourth and Thistlecrack (GB), ridden by T.Scudamore, placed second, where it appeared that Thistlecrack suffered interference. Evidence was heard from the riders concerned. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards gave the riders the benefit of the doubt and took no further action.

090E Attheraces.com Champion INH Flat Race

S.R.B. Crawford, trainer of Montana Belle, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his charge scoped abnormally post race.

090F Guinness H'cap S'chase

P. Townend, rider of Gold Bullet trained by T.J. Taaffe, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount never travelled and pulled up.

M.A. Enright, rider of Simply Wings trained by Richard Lee (in GB), reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount hung badly and pulled up .

The Turf Club Veterinary Officer examined Gold Bullet, trained by T.J. Taaffe, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to have sustained an injury to the right hind pastern.

090G The Old House, Kill INH Flat Race

The Stewards fined Eoin Griffin, trainer, €350 for lodging a passport in respect of Rocklander, 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.

The Stewards interviewed Mr J.J. Codd, rider of Champers On Ice, concerning his use of the whip in 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 the rider was in breach of Regulation 10.3(f) and 10.4, in that he used the whip with excessive frequency and without giving his mount time to respond and having considered his record, suspended him for two race days .



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