Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Thurles 24th March 2018

054A Devil's Bit Beginners S'chase

The Stewards interviewed P.T. Enright, rider of Kaiser Black, concerning his use of the whip in the 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 that P.T. Enright was in breach of Regulation 10.3 (g) in that he used his whip with his arm above shoulder height, and having considered his record in this regard suspended him for 1 raceday.

D.J. McInerney, rider of Irish Mustard (GB), trained by P.J. Colville, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount lost its action and pulled up lame.

054B Pierce Molony Memorial Novice S'chase

D.N. Russell, rider of Tombstone trained by Gordon Elliott, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount was off the bridle very early in this race.

054C Thurles Vintners H'cap S'chase

A.W. Short, rider of Angus Milan trained by Noel C. Kelly, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount was carried left and badly hampered.

054D Adare Manor Opportunity M'dn H'dle

The Stewards enquired into the running and riding of Amram, ridden by E. O'Connell, and trained by Patrick Neville. Evidence was heard from the rider and trainer concerned. E. O'Connell, stated that his instructions were to jump off in fifth or sixth position and to try and to run his best possible race. E O' Connell further stated that he was not satisfied with how the race rode for him as his mount was slowly off at the start, jumped poorly and lugged throughout the race. He did state that his mount improved coming up to the third last hurdle and passed tired horses. Patrick Neville, stated that this was his charge's first ever run. He confirmed the instructions given to E. O'Connell and stated that he was satisfied with how his charge finished considering that it was his first run, he has had problems in the past and that he may be better suited to fences over a longer distance. The Stewards also received a report from the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer who stated that Amram was stiff post race. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards noted the explanation offered, however reminded E. O'Connell of the importance of being seen to make a substantial effort in future.

Niall Patrick Hennessy, trainer of Mary Fields, reported to the Office of the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board that the horse scoped dirty at home.

054E White Gypsy @ Finns Borrisoleigh H'dle

The Stewards interviewed Mrs John Harrington, trainer of Moonshine Bay, in relation to her request to withdraw her charge from this race owing to ground conditions. Evidence was heard from the trainer concerned and also from the Clerk of the Course, Mr. L. Wyer. Having considered the evidence, the Stewards allowed the withdrawal of Moonshine Bay.

054G www.thurlesraces.ie (P-A) INH Flat Race

Katie O'Farrell, rider of Carrigaloe, trained by Eric Larkin, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that her mount idled on his own at the rear and spooked at the road unseating her.

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined Redfield (FR), trained by W.P. Mullins, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be blowing hard post race.

GENERAL INFORMATION

The following Raceday Stewards acted on behalf of the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board at this race meeting:
Mr. J. Murphy (Chairman),
Mr. E. Halley,
Mr. J. McStay,
Mr. H. Hynes.



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


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