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Roscommon 29th September 2014

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The Stewards enquired into the fall of Costello's For Fun, ridden by J.A. Heffernan , before the turn into the straight. Evidence was heard from the rider concerned who stated that he slipped up independently after leaving the back straight, when running wide off the rails. He added that the course was in very good condition and did not appear in any way slippy. Evidence was heard from the trainer concerned who stated that his charge was not wearing hind shoes as she is very difficult to shoe. The Turf Club Veterinary Officer examined Costello's For Fun and confirmed that she was not shod behind. Having considered the evidence and viewed a recording of the race, the Stewards were of the opinion that the fall was accidental, they did however, refer the matter to The Turf Club for their views and recommendations regarding requirements to wear shoes.

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P.J. Smullen, rider of Doonard Prince, trained by Ross O'Sullivan, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount hung badly left in running.

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The Stewards enquired into an incident turning into the straight involving A Greater Force (FR), ridden by J.P. O'Brien, placed first and Next Bend, ridden by P.J. Smullen, unplaced. Evidence was heard from the riders concerned. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards took no action other than to caution J.P.O'Brien concerning the accuracy of his evidence.

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The Stewards interviewed B.T. O'Connell, rider of Jamesmicheal, concerning his use of the whip in 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 used the whip with excessive frequency and having considered his record, suspended him for two race days.

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E.M. Hogan, trainer of Rosshill Boy, reported to the Office of the Governing Bodies on Tuesday 30th September that his charge was scoped post race and found to have kick back in his trachea.

The Turf Club Veterinary Officer examined Hickson, trained by John E. Kiely, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be lame post race.



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