Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Punchestown 31st December 2017

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

Kevin McDonagh, trainer of The Dack's Man (Change in going) - €200
Thomas James, trainer of Soul Season (Late withdrawal) - €200
Mrs John Harrington, trainer of Maple Lawn (Late withdrawal) - €200

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D.N. Russell, rider of Synopsis (GB) trained by Gordon Elliott, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount ran keen throughout.

The Stewards enquired into an incident after the second last, involving Returntovendor, ridden by I.J. McCarthy, Steel Wave, ridden by P. Townend and Wade Harper, ridden by J.P. O'Sullivan. Evidence was heard from the riders concerned. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards gave I.J. McCarthy the benefit of doubt on this occasion as a result of poor video evidence and took no further action.

The Stewards interviewed I.J. McCarthy, rider of Returntovendor, 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 the rider was in breach of Regulation 10.3(f), in that he had used his whip with excessive frequency. Having taken his previous record in this regard into account, the Stewards suspended him for 1 raceday.

The Stewards requested a report from Jarlath P.Fahey, trainer, as to the apparent improvement in form of Returntovendor, placed first, as compared with its recent form. The trainer reported that his charge had jumped the first few hurdles slowly on his previous run and again missed the third last causing him to fade out of contention. He felt the application of cheek pieces had helped his charge run more prominently today and this along with a better round of jumping, may have brought about the apparent improvement in form. Having considered the report, the Stewards noted the explanation offered.

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The Stewards fined Anthony Mullins, trainer, €350 for lodging a passport in respect of Shantou Bay, 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 Ms N. Carberry, rider of Best Of Dubai, 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 the rider was in breach of Regulation 10.3(f), in that she had used her whip with excessive frequency. Having taken her previous record in this record into account, the Stewards cautioned her.

J.P. O'Sullivan, rider of Last One trained by P.J. Rothwell, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount never travelled on the ground.

L.P. Gilligan, rider of Fulysse (FR) trained by Paul Nolan, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount got tired and ran green.

Miss L.A. Hourigan, rider of Krujers Girl, trained by Thomas J. Gray, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that her saddle slipped early on .

GENERAL INFORMATION

The following Stewards acted at this meeting:

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