Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Sligo 18th August 2015

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

P.J. Smullen rode Botanical Lady (reserve), trained by H.Rogers (Race 2)
D. Meyler replaced J.B. Kane on Zambezi Tiger, trained by Garry Caldwell (Race 8)(Unwell)
C.P. Hoban rode Sovereign Princess (reserve) , trained by B. R. Hamilton (Race 5)

223B Joe Queenan Gala Support Sligo GAA H'cap

The Stewards interviewed R.P. Cleary, rider of Cash Or Casualty, concerning his use of the whip in the latter 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 R.P. Cleary was in breach of R10(3)(f) by using his whip with excessive frequency and consequently suspended him for 5 racedays having taken his previous record into consideration.

S.M.Duffy, trainer of Roryslittlesister, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his charge scoped wrong post race,

223C Sligo Champion Supporting Sligo GAA M'dn

The Stewards fined Paul John Gilligan, trainer, €350 for failing to lodge a passport in respect of Ulanda, for a vaccination spot check in accordance with the provisions of Rule 90. The Stewards allowed the horse to run on receipt of the trainer's written assurance that the vaccinations were in order.

223D Sligo Racing Club Apprentice H'cap

G.J. Phillips, rider of Miniature Hero, trained by John C. McConnell, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount may not have handled the ground.

223F Sligo Park Hotel H'cap H'dle

M.J. Bolger, rider of Aladdins Cave (GB) trained by R. K. Watson, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount made a respiratory noise and was pulled up.

223G Radisson Sligo Supp Sligo GAA H'cap H'dl

The Stewards fined H.Rogers, trainer, €350 for lodging a passport in respect of Thomas Ledger, in which the vaccinations did not conform with the provisions of Rule 91. The Stewards allowed the horse to run on receipt of the trainer's written assurance that the vaccinations were in order.

223H Sligo Students Day 30th September H'cap

The Stewards requested a report from Paul W. Flynn, trainer, as to the apparent improvement in form of The Ring Is King, placed first, as compared with its recent form. Paul W. Flynn reported that his charge disappointed at Leopardstown 18th June for no apparent reason but on subsequent examination at home it was advised that the gelding should have a wind operation. He reappeared at Curragh 9th August following this operation and ran in a higher class of handicap but was unable to quicken off a slow early pace. He added that his charge has run well on tighter tracks, was a previous winner here at Sligo over hurdles, had been dropped 8lbs and had his weight further reduced by a 7lb claiming Apprentice. He also felt that the longer trip tonight and the easier underfoot conditions were further contributing factors to tonights victory. Having considered the evidence the Stewards noted the content of the report.

The Stewards fined T.J. O'Mara, trainer, €350 for failing to lodge a passport in respect of Castle Bar Sling (USA), for a vaccination spot check in accordance with the provisions of Rule 90. The Stewards allowed the horse to run on receipt of the trainer's written assurance that the vaccinations were in order.



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