Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Sligo 23rd May 2016

The Stewards fined the following trainer in respect of their non-runner:-

Denis Gerard Hogan, trainer of Island Villa (Change In Going) - €200

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

K.C.Sexton rode Olympic Queen (reserve) , trained by J.R.Finn (Race 4)
Mr.J.P.O'Sullivan rode Generous Guest (reserve) , trained by S.J.Mahon (Race 7)
J.M.Moore replaced S.E. Butler on Tropical Express, trained by Seamus Fahey (Race 4)(Unwell)
P.D.Kennedy replaced S.E. Butler on Caniwillyegiveme, trained by Seamus Fahey (Race 6)(Unwell)
Mr P J Cawley replaced Mr H.D. Dunne on Arcade Games, trained by Sean Thomas Doyle (Race 8)(Injured)

122A Special Olympics Day M'dn H'dle

R.C. Colgan, rider of Ulanda, trained by Paul John Gilligan, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount raced keenly throughout, ran short of room after jumping 3 out and had to check and got tired late on.

122B Duke And Duchess Of Cornwall (M) Hcp Hdl

W.J. Burke, trainer of Kayf Hampshire, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his charge burst a blood vessel.

The Turf Club Veterinary Officer examined Our Rachael, trained by A.J.Martin, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal.

122C1 Callan Tansey Solicitors H'cap H'dle

D.N. Russell, rider of Blackwater Bridge trained by A.J.Martin, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount stopped quickly.

R. Loughran, rider of Banking Crisis trained by T.G.McCourt, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount never travelled and was pulled up.

122C2 Callan Tansey Solicitors H'cap H'dle

The Stewards interviewed Mr P.J. Cawley, rider of Drive The Bus, concerning his use of the whip in 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 Mr.P.J.Cawley was in breach of R10 4 in that he used his whip without giving his mount time to respond and having taken his record into account they suspended him for 2 racedays.

The Stewards requested a report from Denis W. Cullen, trainer as to the apparent improvement in form of Yes Man, winner, as compared with its most recent run at Wexford on the 8th April where he pulled up. The trainer reported that his charge was better suited by the good ground today and any apparent improvement in form was as a result of this. Having considered the report the Stewards noted its contents.

122D Brenda Anderson Memorial Rated Nov.H'dle

R.C. Colgan, rider of Bringerofthedawn trained by D.Broad, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount never travelled.

122E Martinstown Opportunity M'dn H'dle

Rachael Blackmore, rider of Burton Hall trained by John Joseph Hanlon, reported to the Clerk of Scales that her mount didn't handle the track.

D.E. Splaine, rider of Chasing Yesterday trained by Mrs. Y. Dunleavy, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount made a noise and hung left.

122F Ellen's Pub Maugherow H'cap H'dle

M.P. Burke, rider of Courageous Cry, trained by Timothy Doyle, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount was a brought down as a result of A Touch Of Sparkle slipping up in front of him.

R.C. Colgan, rider of A Touch Of Sparkle, trained by S.R.B. Crawford, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount stumbled independently and slipped up.

G.N. Fox, rider of Sunchyme trained by J.C.Hurley, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount never travelled.

A. Ring, rider of Just Soldier (FR) trained by I.Madden, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount hung badly throughout.

122G Sligo GAA Raceday (Pro-Am) INH Flat Race

The Stewards fined T.J. Taaffe, trainer, €350 for lodging a passport in respect of Belle Helene, 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.



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