Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Sligo 15th July 2018

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

D.E. Mullins replaced K.C. Sexton on Golan Diamond, trained by J.R.Finn (Race 5)(Rider no show- see enquiry).

184A Ladies Day At Sligo August 9th M'dn H'dl

The Stewards ordered the withdrawal of Dragon Queen, trained by M. Flannery, for failing to lodge the passport in accordance with the provisions of Rule 90 (i).

S.W. Flanagan, rider of Bill Hickok, trained by Noel Meade, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount got tight for room on the turn into the back straight.

D.E. Mullins, rider of Welsh Pearl trained by John Patrick Ryan, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount finished lame.

184B Durkin Bros Electrical M'dn H'dle

D.N. Russell, rider of Holy Motivation trained by Gordon Elliott, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount never travelled.

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined Holy Motivation, trained by Gordon Elliott, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal.

184C Maddens Bar & Restaurant H'cap H'dle

The Stewards enquired into an incident at the mid point of this race involving Back Bar, ridden by D.N. Russell and Mr Moondance, ridden by Mr C.J. Orr, where it appeared that Mr Moondance struck into Back Bar. Evidence was heard from the riders concerned. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards took no further action other than to advise Mr. C.J. Orr to ride with more awareness in the future.

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined Back Bar, trained by Gordon Elliott, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be slightly lame behind post race.

D.N. Russell, rider of Back Bar trained by Gordon Elliott, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount lost its action.

184E RSS Document H'cap H'dle

The Stewards received a report from the Clerk of the Scales, Ms Colleen Murphy, that K.C. Sexton, rider of Golan Diamond, had failed to present himself to weigh out for this race as required under the provisions of Rule 196 (i). Having considered the report and the rider's previous record in this regard, the Stewards fined K.C. Sexton €200 under the provisions of Rule 196(v)in his absence. Furthermore, the Stewards granted a request from the trainer to replace K.C. Sexton with D.E. Mullins using their powers under the provisions of Rule 196 (iv).

184F S F Engineering Opp. H'cap H'dle

The Stewards interviewed L.A. McKenna, rider of Weather Watch, 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 that L.A. McKenna was in breach of Regulations 10.3 (f), in that he used his whip with excessive frequency and 10.4, in that he used his whip without giving his mount time to respond, and having considered his record in this regard suspended him for 2 racedays.

The Stewards received a report from Ms Colleen Murphy , Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Clerk of the Scales, regarding the fact that L.A. McKenna , rider of Weather Watch , weighed in at 1.5 lbs overweight. Evidence was heard from the rider concerned. Having considered the evidence, the Stewards were satisfied that L.A. McKenna was in breach of Rule 231 and having considered his record in this regard suspended him for 1 raceday.

184G Blind Tiger INH Flat Race

The Stewards received a report from Ms Colleen Murphy , Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Clerk of the Scales, regarding the fact that Mr R.W. Barron , rider of Whatsthesecret , weighed in at 1.2 lbs overweight. Evidence was heard from the rider concerned. Having considered the evidence, the Stewards were satisfied that Mr. R.W. Barron was in breach of Rule 231 and having considered his record in this regard suspended him for 3 racedays.

GENERAL INFORMATION

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

Mr. D. Gavin (Chairman),
Mr. P.J. O'Connor,
Mr. Derek Pugh,
Dr. J.F. Gillespie,
Mr. L. Walsh.

Owing to requests from broadcasters, the Stewards granted permission for the following race delays:

Race 1 + 1 min
Race 2 + 3 mins
Race 3 + 3 mins
Race 6 + 2 mins



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


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