Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Roscommon 7th July 2020

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

R. Coakley rode Azakan (reserve), trained by John C. McConnell (Race 4).
C. G. O'Dwyer rode Attalco (FR) (reserve), trained by I.Madden (Race 5).
W. M. Lordan replaced G.M. Ryan on Ballinlough Gale, trained by Patrick Martin (Race 4)(Rider administration error)
D. B. McMonagle replaced G.M. Ryan on Firstman (FR), trained by A.J.Martin (Race 7)(Rider administration error)

139C Irish Stallion Farms EBF (C&G) M'dn

The Stewards enquired into possible interference in the closing stages of this race involving Ashtarak, ridden by O.J. Orr, faller, Call Me Rocky, ridden by B.M. Coen, placed third and Castel Gandolfo, ridden by S. Foley, placed fourth, where it appeared that Ashtarak fell as a result of clipping heels. Evidence was heard from the riders concerned. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards made no alteration to the judges placings. Furthermore, The Stewards were satisfied from the evidence offered by O. J. Orr that the incident was accidental and they took no further action.

The Stewards enquired into an incident after approximately one furlong involving Oronero, ridden by K.J. Leonard, unplaced and Zanavi, ridden by R.P. Downey, unplaced, where it appeared that Zanavi received a bump from it's left and then collided with the running rail. Evidence was heard from the riders concerned. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards noted the explanations given and took no further action.

K.J. Leonard, rider of Oronero trained by Miss Natalia Lupini, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount was out of control for most of the race.

S. Foley, rider of Castel Gandolfo trained by Mrs John Harrington, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount hung right in the straight.

K.J. Manning, rider of Up With The Play trained by J. S. Bolger, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount clipped a heel on the bend past the stands.

R.P. Downey, rider of Zanavi trained by D. K. Weld, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount received a severe bump soon after the start of this race.

The Stewards interviewed Mr. Herbert Butler, authorised representative for Miss Natalia Lupini, trainer of Oronero, concerning the conduct of this horse who caused serious interference soon after leaving the stalls. Furthermore, the rider K. J. Leonard reported to the clerk of the scales that Oronero was out of control all the way and he subsequently also reported at the stewards enquiry that in his opinion this animal was not a suitable ride for an apprentice. Evidence was heard from Mr. Butler who stated that this was a big strong free running horse that in his opinion did not handle todays ground or the track and the intention will be to seek a race on a straight track. Having considered the evidence The Stewards noted the explanation and informed Miss Lupini through her authorised representative that the future behaviour of Oronero would be monitored.

W.M. Lordan, rider of Ballinlough Gale trained by Patrick Martin, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount ran keen during this race.

139E Athlone H'cap

The Stewards enquired into possible interference in the closing stages involving Yulong Pearlisland, ridden by S. Foley, placed first and Dazzling Darren, ridden by W.M. Lordan, placed second, where it appeared that interference may have occurred. Evidence was heard from the riders concerned. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards were of the opinion that any interference caused was accidental in nature and they therefore made no alteration to the judges placings and took no further action.

139F Lenebane Stakes

S. Foley, rider of Camphor trained by Mrs John Harrington, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount jinked to its left.

139G Roscommon (Fillies) M'dn

R.P. Cleary, rider of May June trained by Paul W. Flynn, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount slipped on the bend after crossing the road.

GENERAL INFORMATION

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

Mr. Donal Gavin (Chairman),

Mr. Anthony Ryan,

Mr. Tom McDonagh,

Mr. M. F. O'Donoghue.



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


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