Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Punchestown 2nd May 2019

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

Gordon Elliott, trainer of Elwood (FR) (Late withdrawal) - €200

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

Mr. P.W. Mullins replaced P. Townend on Bacardys (FR), trained by W.P. Mullins (Race 4)(Stewards' permission)
P. Townend replaced R. Walsh on Bapaume (FR), trained by W.P. Mullins (Race 4)(Stewards' permission)
B.J. Cooper replaced D.E. Mullins on Ben Button, trained by W.P. Mullins (Race 5)(Stewards' permission)
D.E. Mullins replaced P. Townend on Roll Again (FR), trained by W.P. Mullins (Race 5)(Stewards' permission)
P. Townend replaced R. Walsh on My Sister Sarah, trained by W.P. Mullins (Race 5)(Stewards' permission)
R.M. Power replaced R. Walsh on Chacun Pour Soi (FR), trained by W.P. Mullins (Race 6)(Stewards' permission)
P. Townend replaced R. Walsh on Elfile (FR), trained by W.P. Mullins (Race 7)(Stewards' permission)
S.W. Flanagan replaced J.J. Slevin on Ballyboker Bridge, trained by Peter Maher (Race 3)(injured)
D. Meyler replaced S.A. Shortall on Chateau Conti (FR), trained by Joseph Patrick O'Brien (Race 5)(Stewards' permission)
S.A. Shortall replaced J.J. Slevin on Smoking Gun, trained by Joseph Patrick O'Brien (Race 5)(Injured)
S.A. Shortall replaced J.J. Slevin on Us And Them, trained by Joseph Patrick O'Brien (Race 6)(injured)

092A JLT H'cap H'dle

D.N. Russell, rider of Share The Honour (GB) trained by A.J.Martin, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount was never travelling and pulled up.

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined Share The Honour (GB), trained by A.J.Martin, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal.

092C Mongey Communications Schase (La Touche)

The Stewards ordered the withdrawal of King's Song (FR), trained by D.Broad, for failing to lodge the passport in accordance with the provisions of Rule 90 (i).

K.M. Donoghue, rider of Jarob (GB) trained by Gearoid O'Loughlin, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount pulled up lame.

092D Ladbrokes Champion Stayers H'dle

The Stewards requested a report from Harry Fry (in GB), trainer as to the apparent improvement in form of Unowhatimeanharry (GB), placed first, as compared with its recent run. Harry Fry reported that his charge never travelled on his previous run in Aintree, and a change in tactics for today's race aided his charge and brought about an improvement in form. Having considered the evidence the Stewards noted the explanation offered.

092E Conway Piling H'cap H'dle

J.W. Kennedy, rider of Three Musketeers trained by Gordon Elliott, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount never travelled.

092F Ryanair Novice S'chase

Under the provisions of Rule 90, the Stewards allowed Defi Du Seuil (FR), trained by Philip Hobbs (in GB), to run on receipt of the trainer's written assurance that the error identified in the certification of vaccinations would be corrected in accordance with Rule 91 within the timeframe specified.

D.N. Russell, rider of Ornua trained by Henry de Bromhead, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount ran too free and jumped badly.

092H Kildare Post (C&G) INH Flat Race

The Stewards interviewed Ms L. O'Neill, rider of Fury Road, 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 L. O' Neill was in breach of Regulation 10.3 (g) in that she used her whip with excessive frequency, and having considered her record in this regard suspended her for 3 racedays.

The Stewards interviewed Mr P.W. Mullins, rider of The Big Getaway, 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 that Mr. P.W. Mullins was in breach of Regulation 10.3 (g), in that he used his whip with excessive frequency. Having considered his record in this regard, the Stewards suspended Mr. P.W. Mullins for 1 raceday.

The Stewards interviewed Mr M.J. O'Hare, rider of Sixshooter, 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 that Mr. M.J. O' Hare was in breach of Regulation 10.3 (g), in that he used his whip with excessive frequency, and having considered his record in this regard, the Stewards suspended Mr. M.J. O'Hare for 1 raceday.

GENERAL INFORMATION

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

Mr. J. Weld (Chairman),
Mr. N. McCaffrey,
Mr. M. Hickey,
Mr. J. Rearden,
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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