Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Thurles 18th December 2016

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

J.W.Kennedy replaced M.A. Enright on Lets High Five It, trained by Ronald O'Neill (Race 5)(injured)
J.W.Kennedy replaced M.A. Enright on Lets High Five It, trained by Ronald O'Neill (Race 5)(injured)

344A Irish Stallion Farms EBF Beginners S'ch

The Stewards fined P.J. Rothwell, trainer, €350 for lodging a passport in respect of Rufino, 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.

344B Molony Cup H'cap S'chase

The Turf Club Veterinary Officer examined Ancient Highway, at the request of trainer, P.A.Fahy, and reported the animal lame on his right hind post race.

344C Martinstown Opportunity H'cap S'chase

The Stewards requested a report from W. Harney, trainer as to the apparent improvement in form of The Conker Club, placed first, as compared with its recent form. The trainer reported that his charge disappointed on her last start at Clonmel for no obvious reason. He added that the mare had been very consistent but when things didn't go her way she dropped herself out at Clonmel. Having considered the evidence the Stewards noted the explanation offered.

344E Gallery @ Horse & Jockey Hotel Hcap Hdle

The Stewards interviewed D.E. Mullins, rider of Draycott Place, 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(e), in that he used the whip in an area other than on the hindquarters or on the shoulder and having considered his record, suspended him for one race day.

Owing to the low lying sun , the Stewards granted permission for the third last hurdle to be omitted for this race.

344F Christmas Greetings Rated Nov.Hdle

The Turf Club Veterinary Officer examined Dounikos (FR), trained by Gordon Elliott, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be blowing hard post race.

Owing to the low lying sun, the Stewards granted permission for the third last hurdle to be omitted for this race.

344G Curaheen (Pro-Am) INH Flat Race

The Stewards enquired into the circumstances surrounding Ricchezza, placed sixth,ridden by Mr.D Maxwell, running outside the hurdle wings in the closing stages. Evidence was heard from the rider concerned who stated that he mount hung badly outside the wings and he was unable to pull her up correctly. Having considered all the evidence, the Stewards were of the opinion that the rider was in breach of Rule 215 and cautioned him concerning his future responsibilities in this regard. Furthermore Ricchezza was disqualified.



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