Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Thurles 15th January 2015

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

James Joseph Mangan, trainer of Montys Meadow (off feed) - €200

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

D.J.Casey replaced P.J. Brennan on Tinakellylad, trained by M.F.Morris (Race 6)(see report)

010A www.thurlesraces.ie M'dn H'dle

The Stewards requested a report from Adrian Maguire, trainer as to the apparent improvement in form of Knockraha Pylon, placed first, as compared with its recent form. The trainer reported that his charge disappointed the last day in Tramore when never getting into the race after jumping off further back than planned. He added that today's change in tactics, by jumping off handy, helped his charge return to form. Having considered the evidence the Stewards noted the explanation offered.

010B WT O'Grady Memorial EBF Novice H'dle

The Turf Club Veterinary Officer examined Milsean, trained by W.P. Mullins, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal.

010C Matty Ryan Memorial H'cap H'dle

The Stewards requested a report from Mark Fahey, trainer as to the apparent improvement in form of Golden Plan, placed first, as compared with its recent form. The trainer reported that his charge disappointed the last day at Navan, when unsuited by racing left handed. He added that today's return to a right handed track, had helped his charge return to form. Having considered the evidence the Stewards noted the explanation offered.

M.F.Morris, trainer of Horendus Hulabaloo, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his charge received a cut in running.

010F Thurles H'cap S'chase

The Stewards received a request from M.F.Morris, trainer of Tinakellylad, to substitute the nominated rider P.J. Brennan, with D.J.Casey. Evidence was heard from the trainer concerned who stated that he inadvertently declared P.J. Brennan and by the time he noticed the mistake, it was too late to correct it. Having considered the evidence, the Stewards allowed the substitution request, noted the explanation offered and cautioned the trainer concerning his future responsibilities in this regard.


The Stewards interviewed K.C. Sexton, rider of Betterthanalright, concerning his use of the whip in 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 the rider was in breach of Regulation 10.3(f), in that he used the whip with excessive frequency and having considered his record, suspended him for four race days.



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