Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Tipperary 25th May 2017

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

C.P. Hoban replaced K.J. Leonard on Pillar (GB), trained by Adrian McGuinness (Race 2)(Injured)
S.P. Davis replaced K.J. Leonard on Papal Parade, trained by Eamonn O'Connell (Race 4)(Injured)
A.E. Lynch replaced S.W. Flanagan on Buster Dan Dan, trained by Terence O'Brien (Race 6)(Injured)
D. Meyler replaced D.F. O'Regan on Hurricane Darwin, trained by Alan Fleming (Race 6)(Injured)

119A Irish Stallion Farms EBF M'dn

W.J. Lee, rider of Gallant Girl trained by K.J. Condon, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount ran short of room inside the final furlong.

The Stewards enquired into an incident about 150 yards from the finish involving Early Call, ridden by G.F. Carroll, placed fifth, Tintoretto, ridden by S. Foley, placed third and Gallant Girl, ridden by W.J. Lee, placed sixth, where it appeared that Gallant Girl ran short of room and checked. Evidence was heard from the riders concerned. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards took no action other than to advise G.F. Carroll to ride with more care.

119C Irish Stallion Farms EBF M'dn

The Stewards received a report from the Clerk of the Scales, Liam Walsh, that D.J. O'Keeffe, rider of Almontaser (FR), had attempted to weigh out with an unapproved body protector. Evidence was heard from the rider concerned who stated that this was his third ride on the racecourse and he had used the same body protector on the two previous occasions. He added that he was not made aware at any time of the correct equipment as required by rule. James Feane, Authorised representative for John James Feane attended this enquiry. Having considered the evidence, the Stewards were satisfied that D.J. O'Keeffe was in breach of R10 in relation to body protectors and suspended him for 7 racedays.

119D Irish Stallion Farms EBF (Fillies) H'cap

The Stewards interviewed W.J. Lee, rider of Zamira, 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 satisfied that W.J. Lee was in breach of R10(3)(f) by using his whip with excessive frequency and therefore cautioned him having taken his previous record into consideration.

119E TipperaryRaces.ie M'dn H'dle

A.E. Lynch, rider of Poker Party (FR) trained by Henry de Bromhead, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount made a bad mistake at the first hurdle.

119F Tickets Online Tipperaryraces.ie Hcp Hdl

The Stewards received a report from the Clerk of the Scales, Liam Walsh, that L.J. McGuinness, rider of Pivot Bridge (GB), had attempted to weigh out at 2lbs overweight and wearing an unapproved body protector. Evidence was heard from the rider concerned who stated that he had two body protectors in his equipment, one for raceriding and the other for exercise riding. He added that he had inadvertadly worn the wrong one to the scales. In relation to the 2lbs overweight he stated that this was his first day back race riding since being injured six weeks ago and he was riding in his lightest saddle. Stephen Toner, Authorised representative for Adrian McGuinness attended this enquiry. Having considered the evidence, the Stewards were satisfied that L.J. McGuinness was in breach of Rule 198(vii) by weighing out at 2lbs overweight which had not been declared under Rule195(i) and suspended him for 2 racedays having taken his previous record into consideration. Furthermore the Stewards were satisfied that L.J. McGuinness was in breach of R10 in relation to body protectors and suspended him for 7 racedays having taken his previous record into consideration. The Stewards granted permission for L.J. McGuinness to ride in this race at 2lbs overweight.

A.E. Lynch, rider of Buster Dan Dan trained by Terence O'Brien, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount stopped quickly.

The Turf Club Veterinary Officer examined Just Call Me, trained by A.J. McNamara, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be lame on his left hind leg.

The Stewards received a report from the Clerk of the Scales, Liam Walsh, that L.J. McGuinness, rider of Pivot Bridge (GB), that having weighed out at 2lbs overweight with Stewards permission, had weighed in at a further 1.4lbs overweight. Evidence was heard from the rider concerned who stated that he had lost 6lbs overnight and had a cup of water to rehydrate before going out to ride. Having considered the evidence, the Stewards were satisfied that L.J. McGuinness was in breach of Rule 231 and having taken his previous record into consideration, suspended him for 3 racedays.

The Stewards received a report from the Clerk of the Scales, Liam Walsh, that C. Brassil, rider of Miss Eyecatcher, had weighed in at 1.1lbs overweight. Evidence was heard from the rider concerned who stated that he had no weight difficulty having used a 10lb saddle and could only claim that the overweight was due to his mount perspiring profusely before the race and this in turn had made the equipment heavier. Having considered the evidence, the Stewards were satisfied that C. Brassil had breached Rule 231 and cautioned him having taken his previous record into consideration.

119G Tipperary (Mares) (Pro-Am) INH Flat Race

The Stewards received a report from the Clerk of the Scales, Liam Walsh, that Mr D.J. Benson, rider of Classic Shantou, had weighed in at 1.1lbs overweight. Evidence was heard from the rider concerned who stated that his mount had perspired profusely and a light cloth had been added to his equipment unknown to him and this had absorbed the moisture. Having considered the evidence, the Stewards were satisfied that Mr D.J. Benson was in breach of Rule 231 and cautioned him having taken his previous record into consideration. .



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