Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Thurles 21st February 2014

028A Irish Stallion Farms EBF(M) Nov. S'chase

The Stewards requested a report from Ms. Alice Curran, trainer as to the apparent improvement in form of Lisrose, placed first, as compared with its recent form. The trainer reported that her charge disappointed on her last start in Fairyhouse, when ridden out in front. She added that today's change in tactics by holding the horse up, helped her return to form. Having considered the evidence the Stewards noted the explanation offered.

028B Rock Of Cashel H'cap S'chase

Martin Paul Fitzgerald, trainer of The Bog Road Girl, reported to the Office of the Governing Bodies on Tuesday 25th February that his charge was found to have a swelling on her wither post race.

028D Cashel M'dn H'dle

The Turf Club Veterinary Officer examined Polish Partisan, trained by E. J. O'Grady, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal.

028E Killinan H'cap H'dle

C.D. Maxwell, rider of The Wee Girl, trained by Dermot Anthony McLoughlin, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount stopped quickly and pulled up.

S.G. McDermott, rider of Lady Sunshine trained by J.F.O'Shea, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount never travelled and pulled up.

C.P.Donoghue, trainer of Beneficial Banks, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his charge was struck into in running.

028F Littleton H'cap H'dle

P.D. Kennedy, rider of A Decent Excuse, trained by Eugene M. O'Sullivan, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount stopped quickly.

028G Munster INH Flat Race

The Stewards interviewed Mr E.P. O'Brien, rider of Golan Dancer, 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, cautioned him as to his future responsibilities in this regard.

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