Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Punchestown 30th October 2013

296C #49 Panoramic Restaurant H'cap H'dle

Gerard Keane, trainer of Waterloo Chateau, reported to the Office of the Governing Bodies that his charge was scoped post race and found to have burst a blood vessel.

296D Book New Years Eve Beginners S'chase

A.E. Lynch, rider of Too Scoops trained by Henry de Bromhead, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount never travelled during this race.

N.P. Madden, rider of Be Positive trained by E. Bolger, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount ran keen early on and failed to get home.

The Stewards interviewed David Roche authorised representative of Henry de Bromhead, trainer of Too Scoops and Elegant Statesman regarding the late arrival of their horses into the parade ring which led to the late start of this race. David Roche stated that the trainer was not present at todays meeting and the saddling duties were delegated to Eddie Ryan and himself. He added that both riders rode in the previous race and were slow to weigh out. He also stated that both horses had to be fitted with tongue straps but felt overall that the horses were saddled as quickly as possible. Having considered the evidence, the Stewards were satisfied that Henry de Bromhead was in breach of rule 32(ii) by failing to have his horses in the parade ring a reasonable time before the signal to mount was given and therefore fined the trainer €250 through his authorised representative David Roche. Furthermore they advised him that in similar circumstances there should be an extra member of staff available to avoid causing any unnecessary delay.

296E Ballymore Christmas Fair Beg.S'chase

P. Townend, rider of Corbally Ghost trained by Noel Meade, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount received interference from a faller at the fifth last fence and he lost an iron when side stepping the animal. Furthermore his mount jumped indifferently and passed tired horses in the closing stages to finish fourth.

M.P. Walsh, rider of Call Rog trained by M.F.Morris, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount burst a blood vessel. This was confirmed by the Turf Club Veterinary Officer.

Andrew J.McNamara, rider of Darwins Theory trained by John Queally, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount lost his action in running and was pulled up.

296F Punchestown Annual Membership H'cap S'ch

The Stewards requested a report from E. Bolger, trainer as to the apparent improvement in form of Keep On Track, placed first, as compared with its recent form. E. Bolger reported that his charge had a wind operation since his last run on 21st September at Listowel. Having considered the evidence the Stewards noted the content of the report.

296G Thoroughbred County(Mares)INH Flat Race

The Stewards enquired into possible interference in the closing stages of this race involving Elsie, ridden by Mr D.J. Mullins, placed first and Shesafoxylady, ridden by Mr P.W. Mullins, placed second. Evidence was heard from the riders concerned. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards were satisfied that the winner Elsie had improved her placing by causing interference to Shesafoxylady, placed second and consequently reversed the placings with the result now to read Shesafoxylady, placed first and Elsie, placed second and took no further action.

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