Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Punchestown 6th December 2020

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

J.W. Kennedy replaced Rachael Blackmore on Battleoverdoyen, trained by Gordon Elliott (Race 3)(Intended mount a non runner)

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The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined Sneaky Getaway, trained by Emmet Mullins, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal.

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D.J. Mullins, rider of Allaho (FR) trained by W.P. Mullins, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount jumped poorly.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Due to poor visibility as a result of fog, the Stewards met with Mr. B. Sheridan, Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Clerk of the Course, Ms. J. Walsh, Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Judge, R. Power and R. Blackmore, Riders' representatives and Mr. P.M. Mullins, Authorised Representative of W.P. Mullins, to determine if racing could proceed. Mr. C. O' Neill and Mr. R. Galwey were also present. Having considered the reports, the Stewards were satisfied to allow racing to proceed subject to review throughout the day. Mr. C.J. O'Reilly, Acting Steward, absented himself from this enquiry.

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

Mr. P. Caffrey (Chairman),
Mr. C.J. O'Reilly,
Mr. J. Moloney,
Mr. H. Hynes.

Following an inspection of the course by the Acting Stewards after the running of the third race, the track was found to be unfit for racing to continue due to poor visibility as a result of fog. The Stewards therefore used their powers under Rule 10 to abandon the remainder of the meeting in the interest of safety. Mr. B. Sheridan, Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Clerk of the Course, Ms. J. Walsh, Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Judge, R. Power, Riders' Representative, M. Brassil, Trainers' Representative and Mr. C. O' Neill, Racecourse Manager were consulted prior to this decision having been taken.



Disclaimer: Please note this information is provisional and is subject to amendment until published in the Irish Racing Calendar.


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