Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Tipperary 15th September 2020

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

C.D. Maxwell replaced D.E. Sheehy on The Bog Bank, trained by T.G.McCourt (Race 4)(Stewards permission)
Sam Ewing replaced D.E. Sheehy on Sweet Justice, trained by T.G.McCourt (Race 5)(Stewards permission)
J.P. Shinnick rode Lizzies Song (reserve) , trained by Thomas Mullins (Race 5)
A.J. Slattery rode Botanical Lady (reserve) , trained by H.Rogers (Race 6)
Sam Ewing replaced D.E. Sheehy on All The Mollies, trained by Mrs D.A.Love (Race 7)(Stewards permission)

384A Irish Stallion Farms EBF M'dn

L.F. Roche, rider of I Am Magnetic trained by M.D. O'Callaghan, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount lugged right in the last furlong.

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined Dixie Bluebell, trained by J. S. Bolger, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be coughing post race and further noted a wound on the left hind coronet band.

R.C. Colgan, rider of Petite Amie trained by John Joseph Murphy, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount lost her action two furlongs from the finish.

T.E. Whelan, rider of Shelly Banks trained by Eamonn O'Connell, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount hung left throughout this race.

The Stewards fined J. S. Bolger, trainer, €65 for failing to fit a tongue tie to Dixie Bluebell, prior to entering the parade ring.

The Stewards enquired into possible interference inside the final 100 yards involving Hyde Park Barracks (USA), ridden by J.A. Heffernan, placed fourth and I Am Magnetic, ridden by L.F. Roche, placed third, where it appeared that there was contact between both horses. 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 Judges placings and took no further action.

384B TipperaryRaces.ie Nursery H'cap

The Stewards requested a report from James M. Barrett, trainer, as to the apparent improvement in form of Kaluz (GB), placed first, as compared with its recent run at Leopardstown 20th August when finishing last of the ten runners . The trainer reported that his charge ran well for some part of the race the last day but tired quickly in the very testing ground conditions. He felt that todays good ground conditions were the contributing factor to the improved performance. Having considered the evidence the Stewards noted the content of the report.

C.D. Hayes, rider of Rich Law No Law trained by Kevin Prendergast, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount lugged out slightly in the straight.

S. Foley, rider of Aqua Flyer trained by Paul W. Flynn, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount hung badly right throughout.

384C1 Meadowview Stables M'dn

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined Indian Lilac, trained by Joseph G. Murphy, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal.

S. Foley, rider of Excuzio Joe trained by Matthew J. Smith, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount leaned left in the last 100 yards.

W.J. Lee, rider of Marchetti trained by W. McCreery, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount leaned left at the top of the straight.

384C2 Meadowview Stables M'dn

The Stewards met to consider a report from Ms Nicola O'Connor, IHRB Veterinary Officer that the vaccinations contained in the passport of Party Season (USA), trained by A.P. O'Brien were incorrect. She explained that the e-scanner had showed the error but the vaccinations had been passed by the IHRB internal system both today and on the previous date that the animal had run at Leopardstown, the 20th August. The error at Leopardstown should have been noted from the e-scanner. Patrick Keating, Authorised representative of A.P. O'Brien, also gave evidence and felt that any error should have been noted and reported to the trainers office for correction, this being a new system in place which had been implemented by the IHRB. He accepted that the vaccinations contained in the passport of Party Season (USA) were incorrect. Having considered all the evidence, the Stewards ordered the withdrawal of Party Season (USA) under Rule 91 and referred the matter to the CEO of the IHRB for further investigation.

The Stewards requested a report from D. K. Weld, trainer, as to the apparent improvement in form of Magic Chegaga, placed first, as compared with its recent run at Tramore 15th August when finishing eighth of nine runners. Patrick O'Brien, Authorised representative of D.K. Weld reported that Magic Chegaga disappointed at Tramore but visors were fitted for the first time today to sharpen her up and they had the desired effect. Having considered the evidence the Stewards noted the content of the report.

384D Junction Apprentice H'cap

At the request of the Stewards, D.W. O'Connor, rider of North Street, trained by J.G.Coogan, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount ran off the first bend.

A.J. Slattery, rider of Figurehead trained by Charles O'Brien, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount was badly hampered turning into the straight.

G.M. Ryan, rider of Power Of Lazarus trained by Patrick Martin, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount got no run in this race.

The Stewards enquired into an incident inside the 200 yard marker involving South Forest, ridden by Jack Cleary,unplaced and Stellify, ridden by S.M. Mooney, placed third, where it appeared that South Forest ran short of room, clipped a heel and stumbled. Evidence was heard from the riders concerned. Jack Cleary gave his evidence in the presence of James G. Coogan. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards were of the opinion that the incident was caused by S.M. Mooney riding carelessly, this being a breach of Rule 214. Having taken his good previous record into consideration, the Stewards suspended S.M. Mooney for 1 raceday.

S.M. Mooney, rider of Stellify trained by Adrian McGuinness, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount hung right throughout this race.

The Stewards requested a report from Paul W. Flynn, trainer, as to the apparent improvement in form of Na Caith Tobac (HOL), placed first, as compared with its recent form. The trainer reported that his charge was a raw improving type that had developed physically and returned today after a twelve week break. In his opinion the longer trip today was also a contributing factor to the improved performance. Having considered the evidence the Stewards noted the content of the report.

384E1 Thank You To All The Frontline H'cap

C.T. Keane, rider of No Way Jack trained by Patrick Martin, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount got no luck in running.

384F Oola H'cap

Rachael Blackmore, rider of Lord Erskine trained by H.Rogers, reported to the Clerk of Scales that her mount found the ground conditions too quick.

GENERAL INFORMATION

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

Ms. Kate Horgan (Chairman),

Mr. Michael Hickey,

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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