Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Punchestown 2nd May 2015

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

M.P. Fogarty replaced P. Carberry on Prosperity Square, trained by Conor O'Dwyer (Race 1)(Injured)
A.P. Heskin replaced P. Carberry on Cross Appeal, trained by Noel Meade (Race 2)(Injured)
J.J. Burke replaced P. Carberry on Lettre De Cachet (GB), trained by Noel Meade (Race 4)(Injured)
J.J. Burke replaced P. Carberry on Lettre De Cachet (GB), trained by Noel Meade (Race 4)(Injured)
Ms N. Carberry replaced P. Carberry on Bless The Wings, trained by Gordon Elliott (Race 5)(Injured)
Ms N. Carberry replaced P. Carberry on Bless The Wings, trained by Gordon Elliott (Race 5)(Injured)
D.N. Russell replaced P. Carberry on Full Shift (FR), trained by Nicky Henderson (in GB) (Race 6)(Injured).
Ms K. Walsh rode Pleasant Company (reserve) , trained by W.P. Mullins (Race 6)
J.J. Burke replaced G.N. Fox on Aupcharlie, trained by Henry de Bromhead (Race 5)(Stewards Permission - original mount non runner)
B.J. Cooper replaced M.P. Fogarty on Measureofmydreams, trained by W.P. Mullins (Race 6)(Stewards Permission - original mount non runner)

093A Boomerang Animal Bedding S'chase

The Stewards fined Peter Maher, trainer, €350 for lodging a passport in respect of Kings Red, 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 enquired into possible interference after the last fence involving Enniskillen, ridden by Mr B.O. Walsh, placed third and Wish Ye Didnt, ridden by Mr R.W. Barron, placed fourth, where it appeared Wish Ye Didn't suffered interference and was forced to check. Evidence was heard from the riders concerned. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards were of the opinion that while interference did occur, they could not be satisfied that the third placed horse had improved it's finishing position as a result of the interference, and so they made no alteration to the judges' placings. They were however of the opinion Mr B.O. Walsh was in breach of Rule 214 in that he had ridden carelessly, and having taken his record into account, they suspended him for 2 racedays.

093B Ladbrokes Ireland H'cap S'chase

J.J. Burke, rider of Sizing Coal trained by J.T.R.Dreaper, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount never travelled and was pulled up.

A. Ring, rider of Miss Xian trained by F. Flood, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount burst a blood vessel and was pulled up.

093C Ir.Stallion Farms EBF(Mares)Champion Hdl

R.M. Power, rider of Rock On The Moor trained by Mrs John Harrington, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount stood off the third hurdle, got a fright and did not jump well thereafter.

093D AES Champion 4YO H'dle

Sam Twiston-Davies, rider of Qualando (FR), trained by Paul Nicholls (in GB), reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount never travelled on the ground.

093F Setanta Sports H'cap H'dle

The Stewards interviewed Mrs John Harrington, trainer of Rock The World and MacNicholson, in relation to the late withdrawal of her charges owing to the change in going.
Evidence was heard from the trainer concerned who stated that she wanted to run both horses and they were at the track ready to run, but that the ground deteriorated significantly since the time fixed for withdrawals had passed and she did what she felt was best for her horses by withdrawing them late.
Having considered the evidence, the Stewards accepted the explanations offered and took no further action.

The Stewards enquired into an incident approaching the turn for home involving Arbre De Vie (FR), ridden by R. Walsh, Hammersly Lake (FR), ridden by P.J. Carberry, Daneking (GB), ridden by P. Townend, King Of The Picts, ridden by K.C. Sexton, Sort It Out, ridden by M.P. Walsh, Jimmy Two Times, ridden by L.P. Dempsey, and Bally Longford, ridden by J.J. Burke, where it appeared interference took place. Evidence was heard from the riders concerned. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards were of the opinion J.J. Burke was in breach of Rule 214 in that he had ridden carelessly, and having taken his good record into account, they suspended him for 2 racedays.

093G K Club Hotel, Spa (Pro-Am) INH Flat Race

Ms K. Walsh, rider of John Ross Cullinan, trained by Anthony Mullins, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that her mount slipped up independently near the finishing line.



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