Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Tipperary 29th June 2017

The Stewards fined the following trainers in respect of their non-runners:-

Barry John Murphy, trainer of Fast Kar (off feed) - €200
Charles O'Brien, trainer of Sharp Operator (GB) (declared in error) - €200

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

D.P. McDonogh rode Grandma Dotty (reserve) , trained by Mrs. Y. Dunleavy (Race 8)

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R.P. Cleary, rider of Greanta trained by Thomas Cleary, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount did not get a clear run.

The Stewards requested a report from Jarlath P. Fahey, trainer as to the apparent improvement in form of Lucca, placed first, as compared with its recent form. The trainer's representative reported that his charge disappointed on his last start on ground softer than ideal. He added that today's return to a better surface(good), helped his charge return to form. Having considered the evidence the Stewards noted the explanation offered.

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S. Foley, rider of Spanish Dawn trained by M. Halford, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount ran freely.

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K.J. Leonard, rider of Avalanche (GB) trained by T.J. O'Mara, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount lost his position in the early stages and ran out of racing room in the final furlong.

D.W. O'Connor, rider of Zippy (GB) trained by J.F. Levins, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount banged its head leaving the stalls.

The Stewards requested a report from J.F. Levins, trainer as to the apparent improvement in form of Zippy (GB), placed first, as compared with its recent form. The trainer reported that his charge had an improved run at Dundalk on its last start, having previously disappointed. He added that today's switch to a different surface and the removal of a hood may have brought about further improvement. Having considered the evidence the Stewards noted the report.

The Turf Club Veterinary Officer examined Zippy (GB), trained by J.F. Levins, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to have blood on both nostrils post race.

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The Stewards enquired into an incident shortly after the start involving The Tulip, ridden by P.J. Smullen, End Play, ridden by L.F. Roche, Ana Lichious, ridden by D.M. Simmonson, Hamley (FR), ridden by W.J. Lee, Maison Bleu (GB), ridden by C.D. Hayes, and Tamara Love, ridden by K.J. Leonard. Evidence was heard from the riders concerned. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards were of the opinion that the video evidence was inconclusive and took no further action.

P.J. Smullen, rider of The Tulip, trained by Edward Lynam, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount lost a shoe in running.



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