Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Thurles 28th November 2019

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

J.W. Kennedy replaced K.C. Sexton on Trevena (GB), trained by Peter Fahey (Race 3)(Injury)
D. Meyler replaced J.S. McGarvey on Sabichi, trained by P.A.Fahy (Race 7)(Injury)
A. W. Short replaced J.S. McGarvey on Best Not Argue, trained by Noel C. Kelly (Race 6)(Injury)
A.W. Short replaced J.S. McGarvey on Bintheredonethat, trained by Noel C. Kelly (Race 5)(Injury)

334A Killinan Beginners S'chase

D.J. McInerney, rider of Ministerforsport trained by Noel W. O'Neill, reported to the Clerk of the Scales that his mount made a bad mistake down the back losing all chance.

A. McCurtin, rider of Presenting Hunzy trained by John J. Walsh, reported to the Clerk of the Scales that his mount was badly hampered by the faller at the second last.

334B www.thurlesraces.ie Novice H'cap S'chase

R.M. Power, rider of Great Khan trained by E. J. O'Grady, reported to the Clerk of the Scales that his mount made numerous mistakes and pulled up.

The Stewards enquired into possible interference after the last fence involving Stylish Moment, ridden by P.T. Enright, placed second and Cusp Of Carabelli, ridden by S.W. Flanagan, placed first, where it appeared both horses edged towards the stand side. Evidence was heard from the riders concerned. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards made no alteration to the Judge's placings and took no further action.

334C Christmas Party Race Day 21 Dec Mdn Hdle

E. O'Connell, rider of Big Bad Loans trained by Eamonn O'Connell, reported to the Clerk of the Scales that his mount stopped quickly.

A. McCurtin, rider of Capall Iarann trained by John J. Walsh, reported to the Clerk of the Scales that his mount stopped quickly.

T. Ryan, rider of My Bonny Prince trained by William Hayes, reported to the Clerk of the Scales that his mount made bad mistakes at the first two hurdles.

At the request of the Stewards, R.J. Condon, rider of Comporta (GB), trained by John Joseph Hanlon, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that he was instructed to drop out and get settled. His horse didn't jump the first few hurdles well, got outpaced down the back but stayed on past tired horses in the straight.

At the request of the Stewards, E. O'Connell, rider of Big Bad Loans, trained by Eamonn O'Connell, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount was badly left and didn't settle.

334E Holycross M'dn H'dle

At the request of the Stewards, T.N. Brett, rider of Stadius, trained by S.M.Duffy, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount jumped poorly and stayed on past tired horse.

P.J. Cawley, rider of Four Courts trained by Brian Francis Cawley, reported to the Clerk of the Scales that his mount made a slight respiratory noise.

T. Ryan, rider of Red Lemonade trained by W.J.Austin, reported to the Clerk of the Scales that his mount jumped slightly left.

334F Templemore H'cap H'dle

P.T. Enright, rider of Western Doyen trained by V. T. O'Brien, reported to the Clerk of the Scales that his mount gurgled after the last.

At the request of the Stewards, D. Meyler, rider of Cedar Hill, trained by Shane Crawley, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount took a blow.

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined Western Doyen, trained by V. T. O'Brien, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal.

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined Balkos (FR), trained by Donal Hassett, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be coughing post race.

The Stewards enquired into the running and riding of Balkos (FR), ridden by D.E. Mullins, and trained by Donal Hassett. Evidence was heard from the rider and the trainer's representative Brian Hassett. D.E. Mullins, stated that his instructions were to switch his mount off on the inside as this horse can be keen at times. He felt they went a proper gallop but his mount took a keen hold early. His mount raced with his head cocked to the right as he tried to settle him, he never really settled, missed a hurdle down the back and was not sharp enough in his first handicap to keep his position. His mount emptied at the top of the hill but he grabbed a hold of his head and showed him the whip. His mount was out on his head running to the last and had nothing left from the back of the last but he picked up his whip and rode his mount all the way to the line. He felt he made very little ground on the horses in front of him. Brian Hassett, representing Donal Hassett, trainer, confirmed the instructions that the rider was to jump off down the inner. The horse had run very free last time and had been lit up by the crack off the hurdles. He is not a simple horse and is still immature. His horse was fit coming here having had three recent runs. He expressed himself satisfied with the ride. The Stewards also received a report from the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer who stated that the horse was coughing post race. Samples were taken for analysis. The horse was also examined endoscopically by the race course vet and found to have mucous in his trachea post race. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, in light of the veterinary evidence the Stewards noted the explanations offered.

334G Horse & Jockey H'cap H'dle

M.P. Burke, rider of Aileens Joy trained by John M.Burke, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount made a noise.

A.W. Short, rider of Bitofalright trained by Peter Croke, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount hung left.

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined The Reaping Race, trained by E. McNamara, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal.

The Stewards interviewed D.G. Hogan, rider of Mossy White, 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 satisfied that the rider was in breach of Regulation 10.3 (g)(frequency). Having taken his previous record in this regard into account, the Stewards suspended D.G. Hogan for 6 racedays pursuant to Regulation 10.6(a).

GENERAL INFORMATION

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

Mr. Jack Rearden (Chairman)
Mr. A.J. Molloy
Mr. Patrick Dunican
Mr. John McStay
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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