Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Punchestown 8th December 2019

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

Gordon Elliott, trainer of I'm A Game Changer (Off Feed) - €200

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

J.W. Kennedy replaced D.N. Russell on Artic Pearl (GB), trained by Martin Brassil (Race 3)(Unwell)
J.J. Slevin replaced D.N. Russell on Presenting Percy (GB), trained by Patrick G.Kelly (Race 4)(Unwell)

343A W.H. Scott Lifting Rated Novice H'dle

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined Tiger Voice (FR), trained by Henry de Bromhead, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal.

343B Voler La Vedette (Mares) Novice H'dle

Owing to the low-lying sun, the Stewards granted permission for hurdles four and five (fourth and fifth last) to be omitted from this race.

343E GAIN Support Laois GAA Beginners S'chase

P.D. Kennedy, rider of Ballyneety (GB) trained by Joseph Patrick O'Brien, reported to the Clerk of the Scales that his mount had blood on the nose post race due to his fall.

343F Join The Best Club In Town H'cap S'chase

H. Morgan, rider of Princely Conn trained by Thomas Mullins, reported to the Clerk of the Scales that his mount got very tired.

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined Lady Writer, trained by Denis Gerard Hogan, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal.

The Stewards interviewed J.B. Kane, rider of Biddy The Boss, concerning his use of the whip in the latter stages of this race. Evidence was heard from the rider concerned. Having viewed a recording of the race and considered the evidence the Stewards found the rider in breach of Reg.10.3.(g)(frequency) and having taken his record into account, pursuant to Reg.10.6(a) imposed a six day suspension.

343G The Old House, Kill (P-Am) INH Flat Race

The Stewards wished to interview Mr F. Maguire, rider of Jungle Junction, concerning his use of the whip in the latter stages of this race. As the rider was unavailable to the Stewards as required under Rule 229 (v) they referred the matter of his unavailability and his use of the whip to the Referrals Committee.

GENERAL INFORMATION

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

Mr. P. Caffrey (Chairman)
Mr. J. Gainsford St Lawrence
Mr. N. McGrath
Mr. C.J. O'Reilly
Mr. M. Daly

Following a request from broadcasters, the Stewards granted permission for the following delays:

Race 1 + 1 min
Race 2 + 2 mins
Race 3 + 2 mins
Race 5 + 2 mins
Race 6 + 2 mins



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


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