Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Sligo 1st October 2014

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

A.P. Heskin replaced J.L. Cullen on Fureys Cross, trained by V. T. O'Brien (Race 2)(See enquiry)

268B Frank O'Beirne Memorial Beginners S'ch

The Stewards interviewed J.L. Cullen, rider, concerning his late arrival to weigh out on Fureys Cross, trained by V. T. O'Brien, in this race. J.L. Cullen stated that he mistakingly thought that the race was at 3.50 p.m and apart from getting delayed in transit he still believed that he had arrived at the racecourse in time. Having considered the evidence, the Stewards were satisfied that J.L. Cullen was in breach of Rule 196 and therefore fined him €200 having taken into consideration his previous record in this regard.

The Stewards received a report from P.L. Malone , Turf Club Clerk of the Scales, regarding the fact that J.L. Cullen , nominated rider of Fureys Cross , presented himself at scales to weigh out at 3 lbs overweight. Evidence was heard from the rider concerned, who stated that he is trying to manage his weight in a controlled manner but lately he has experienced some difficulty despite doing lighter weights. Having considered the evidence, the Stewards were satisfied that J.L. Cullen was in breach of Rule 198 (vii)(b) and they therefore fined him €150. Furthermore the Stewards granted permission for A.P. Heskin to replace J.L. Cullen as rider of Fureys Cross.

268D Martin Reilly Motors Santa Fe H'cap S'ch

D.J. Casey, rider of Mitebeall Forluck (GB), trained by A.L.T.Moore, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his foot slipped out of the iron on the run in, he became unbalanced and was unseated.

268G Why Not Sponsor A Race At Sligo Hcap Sch

A.E. Lynch, rider of Insan Flyer trained by Victor Wilson, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount was pulled up having gone lame in running.

The Turf Club Veterinary Officer examined All Or Now, trained by Denis Gerard Hogan, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be blowing hard post race.

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

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