Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Roscommon 5th August 2014

206A Railway Bar 3-Y-O M'dn H'dle

The Stewards received a report from Turf Club Starter, J.R. Banahan, regarding the false start in this race. Mr. Banahan stated that the false start was caused by a malfunction with the loudspeaker system leading to the riders being unable to hear his instructions. Having viewed the recording of the false start and considered the evidence, the Stewards referred the matter to The Turf Club for further investigation.

206B Family Day August 18th M'dn H'dle

M.J. Ferris, rider of Chakisto (FR), trained by Eoin Doyle, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount ran very free early, made good headway on outside on turn for home but no extra in the straight.

206E Class Grass H'cap S'chase

D.J. Condon, rider of Pat Garrett, trained by Noel Meade, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount moved badly.

B. Hayes, rider of Old Supporter, trained by Peter McCreery, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his saddle slipped.

Ms. Maria Kelly, trainer of Hidden Diamond, reported to the Office of the Governing Bodies on Wednesday 6th August that the rider reported to her that her charge made a noise in running.

206F Michael Holland Tyres H'cap S'chase

The Stewards received a report from Turf Club Starter, J.R. Banahan, that all the riders had come forward before being instructed to do so, causing a false start in this race. Evidence was heard from the starter and riders concerned. The riders stated that they could not hear the starter clearly which led to them coming forward. The Starter confirmed to the Stewards that the speaker system had not been functioning properly throughout the day. Having viewed the recording of the false start and considered the evidence, the Stewards gave the benefit of the doubt to the riders and took no further action.

The Turf Club Veterinary Officer examined Baby Whizz, trained by Thomas Mullins, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal. Samples were taken for analysis.



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