Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Roscommon 8th June 2015

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

P.J. Smullen replaced L.F. Roche on Royal Ascot Trip (CAN), trained by D. K. Weld (Race 4)(Injured)

137A Irish Stallion Farms EBF Auction M'dn

The Stewards interviewed K.J. Manning, rider of Escondida, placed second, concerning his use of the whip in the closing stages of 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 K.J. Manning was in breach of Regulation 10 3 (e) in that he had used his whip other than down the shoulder or on the hind quarters, and having taken his record into account and considering it was approximately 11 months since his last breach of the whip guidelines, they suspended him for 1 raceday .

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The Turf Club Veterinary Officer examined Kodiac's Back, trained by David Marnane, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be Post Race Normal.

137B2 Ballaghaderreen H'cap

C.D. Hayes, rider of Katies Joy trained by P.M. Cloke, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount ran too free.

S. Foley, rider of Dandysteps trained by Mrs Prunella Dobbs, reported to the Clerk of Scales that he was forced to sit up for a few strides in the straight when he was denied a clear run.

The Stewards interviewed D. O'Brien, rider of Elusive In Paris, unplaced, concerning his use of the whip in the closing stages of this race. Evidence was heard from the rider concerned in the presence of M. Brassil, trainer, representing the rider's master A.P. O'Brien. Having viewed a recording of the race and considered the evidence the Stewards were of the opinion D. O'Brien was in breach of Regulation 10 3 (f) in that he had used his whip with excessive frequency, and having taken his good record into account, they cautioned him.

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N.G. McCullagh, rider of Lunada trained by J.P. Murtagh, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mounts saddle slipped.

The Stewards informed J.R.Finn, trainer that Morpurgo, would have to be recertified before being declared to run from stalls again.

137F thetote.com Connacht Nat. H'cap S'chase

The Stewards requested a report from S.J.Mahon, trainer as to the apparent improvement in form of Aranhill Chief, winner, as compared with it's most recent run, where he finished last at Roscommon on 18th May, beaten approx 60 lengths.
The trainer reported that last time out was his charge's first run since October and he may have needed the run, and the race was ran after significant rain which wouldn't have suited him, whereas today, on good ground, and having the benefit of having a run under his belt, it may have brought about any apparent improvement.
Having considered the report, the Stewards noted the explanations offered.

R.C. Colgan, rider of Clar Na Mionn trained by V. T. O'Brien, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount finished slightly lame.

The Turf Club Veterinary Officer examined Clar Na Mionn, trained by V. T. O'Brien, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to have been struck into behind.

GENERAL INFORMATION

The Stewards interviewed Joseph G. Murphy, trainer after he arrived at the track to explain the reasons behind his 2 non runners, Fit For Function (GB), withdrawn from the first race and Consonance, withdrawn from the third race, owing to Transport Difficulties.
Evidence was heard from the trainer concerned, who explained his lorry was unable to continue it's journey to the track, requiring urgent repairs in Athlone, resulting in unforeseen delays and him being unable to arrive in good time with a first time out two year old which was his plan, and so he thought it best to withdraw both of his horses while the repairs were being carried out.
Having considered the evidence, the Stewards accepted the explanation offered and took no further action.



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