Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Thurles 20th December 2020

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

William Coleman O'Brien, trainer of No Memory (Trainer administration error) - €200

369A Irish Stallion Farms EBF Beg S'chase

The Stewards interviewed E. Walsh, rider of Black Samurai (GB), trained by Sean Aherne, concerning his failing to pull up his mount which appeared to be tired before falling at the fourth last fence. Evidence was heard from the rider concerned who stated that he thought that his mount was idling but on viewing the video he accepted that his mount was tired. Having viewed the recording and considered the evidence, the Stewards reminded E. Walsh to act more responsibly when riding tired horses in the future.

369B Molony Cup H'cap S'chase

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined Fox Le Bel (FR), trained by Miss Elizabeth Doyle, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be clinically abnormal post race.

J.S. McGarvey, rider of Fox Le Bel (FR) trained by Miss Elizabeth Doyle, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount made a bad mistake at the second fence and never travelled thereafter before being pulled up.

P.T. Enright, rider of Warreedy trained by Brian M. McMahon, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount burst a blood vessel.

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined Warreedy, trained by Brian M. McMahon, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to have blood on the nose as a result of exercise induced pulmonary haemorrhage.

The Stewards requested a report from Eoin Doyle, trainer, as to the apparent improvement in form of Key Commander, placed first, as compared with its recent run at Cork on 22nd November. Eoin Doyle reported that the previous day his charge ran novicey and made many mistakes on the very testing ground from which he was unable to recover whereas today the softer ground conditions, longer trip and steadier pace allowed his charge to get into a good rhythm all of which contributed to the improved run. Having considered the evidence the Stewards noted the content of the report.

369C Adare Manor Opportunity H'cap S'chase

At the request of the Stewards, G. Brouder, rider of Scheu Time, trained by J.A. Nash, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount stumbled on the approach to the first fence.

T.N. Brett, rider of Trumps Ace trained by Timothy Doyle, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount was hampered by the faller at the first fence.

369D I.S.F. EBF Boreen Belle (M) Novice H'dle

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined Sayce Gold, trained by Michael Winters, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal.

Owing to the low evelation of the sun, the Stewards granted permission for hurdle #3 (third last) to be omitted from this race

369E Boomerang.ie H'cap H'dle

Owing to the low elevation of the sun, the Stewards granted permission for hurdle #3 (third last) to be omitted from this race

K.C. Sexton, rider of Turbo trained by J.R.Finn, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount never travelled during this race and did not move fluently.

369F Horse & Jockey Hotel Rated Novice H'dle

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined Flash De Touzaine (FR), trained by Miss Elizabeth Doyle, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to have a nasal discharge post race.

The Stewards interviewed D.P. Holden, rider of Exit Eleven, 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 D.P. Holden was in breach of R10(3)(g) by using his whip with excessive frequency and R10(3)(i) by failing to give his mount at least three strides to respond to the whip. Having taken his previous good record into consideration, the Stewards suspended D.P. Holden for 1 raceday.

S.W. Flanagan, rider of Flash De Touzaine (FR) trained by Miss Elizabeth Doyle, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount made a mistake at the third last hurdle and stopped quickly.

B. Hayes, rider of Buck Rogers trained by Michael J. Bowe, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount hung right for the last mile of this race.

Owing to the low elevation of the sun, the Stewards granted permission for hurdle #3 (third last) to be omitted from this race

GENERAL INFORMATION

The following Raceday Stewards acted on behalf of the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board at this race meeting:

Mr. N.P. Lambert (Chairman),

Mr. Tom Rudd,

Mr. S. McDonogh,

Mr. L. Walsh.



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


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