Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Roscommon 2nd August 2016

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

J.M. Moore rode Carrow Queen (reserve) , trained by V. T. O'Brien (Race 6)
Mr P.W. Mullins replaced Miss S. O'Brien on Mac Cennetig, trained by Joseph Patrick O'Brien (Race 7)(Unwell)
Mr D.G. Lavery replaced Mr D.M. Lavery on Highly Driven (GB), trained by Charles O'Brien (Race 7)(Stewards permission)

366A Railway Bar 3-Y-O M'dn H'dle

D.N. Russell, rider of Birthplace trained by Joseph Patrick O'Brien, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount made a bad mistake at the final hurdle.

A.E. Lynch, rider of Windsorlot trained by Henry de Bromhead, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount gurgled in running.

366B Eurona BriskNet M'dn H'dle

D.E. Splaine, rider of Carraigin Aonair trained by John Joseph Murphy, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount made many jumping mistakes during this race.

366C Paul Byron Shoes M'dn H'dle

The Stewards enquired into the apparent improvement in form of War Anthem, trained by C.Byrnes, placed first, compared with its recent form. Evidence was heard from the trainer concerned who stated that his animal was ridden at Listowel on the 6th June and Limerick on the 3rd July by G.B. Noonan, an inexperienced claiming rider. He commented that his charge had jumped big and deliberate at Listowel and had never taken a hold of the bit. At Limerick he felt that the rider was weak on his charge who was unable to keep him in contention. He further added that the booking of D.N. Russell in addition to a complete change of training routine by easing off in his exercise combined with the fact that his horses had been out of form but showed signs of improvement in recent work outs had all contributed to todays improvement. He further informed the Stewards that this animal had a history of bursting blood vessels but to his knowledge had not done so on the racecourse. Evidence was also heard from Andrew Shaw, Turf Club National Hunt Handicapper, who stated that War Anthem was tailed off in two previous hurdle races and despite winning a weak contest today, abnormal improvement had been shown. Having considered the evidence the Stewards noted the explanation offered and took no further action.

366D1 J.F.Hanley H'cap H'dle

The Stewards received a report from the Clerk of the Scales, P.L. Malone, that R.A. Doyle, rider of Railway Pearl weighed in at 1.6lbs overweight. Evidence was heard from the rider concerned who admitted the offence and then stated that he was riding at a very comfortable weight but had gone to the toilet after weighing out and subsequently drank a bottle of lucozade to replace lost weight. Having considered the evidence, the Stewards were satisfied that R.A. Doyle was in breach of Rule 231 (iii) and suspended him for 1 raceday having taken his previous record into consideration.

The Stewards enquired into the apparent improvement in form of Mr Smith (GB), trained by C.Byrnes, placed first, as compared with its previous run at Killarney on the 14th July 2016. Evidence was heard from the trainer concerned who stated that his charge was unable to go with the pace in this two mile one furlong contest and jumped deliberately before losing interest when becoming detached from the main contenders. He added that P.T. Enright who rode Mr Smith (GB) at Killarney had suggested that this animal was ungenuine and could benefit from the application of blinkers, be ridden more prominently and race over a longer distance. Today he did as suggested and felt that his horses had improved in their overall health in recent weeks, all of these factors contributing to this success. Evidence was also heard from Andrew Shaw, Turf Club N.H. Handicapper, who stated that this animal was running off a rating of 83 having been dropped 2lbs for the Killarney run. He also commented that blinkers were applied today and the animal was racing over a longer distance. Having considered the evidence the Stewards noted the explanation and took no further action.

366D2 J.F.Hanley H'cap H'dle

D.N. Russell, rider of Staten Island trained by A.J.Martin, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount ran disappointingly.

The Turf Club Veterinary Officer examined Staten Island, trained by A.J.Martin, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal.

R. Loughran, rider of Neddyvaughan trained by C.Roche, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount never travelled throughout this race.

366F Michael Holland Tyres INH Flat Race

The Stewards fined D.McNamara, trainer of Time And Times, €350 as the vaccinations contained in the Passport for this horse were incorrect for the second successive occasion. In accordance with Rule 90 the Stewards ordered the withdrawal of Time And Times.



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