Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Tipperary 8th August 2014

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

D.C. Byrne rode Ghost Of A Girl (reserve) , trained by T.G.McCourt (Race 6)

210B Kilfrush Stud Abergwaun Stakes

The Stewards enquired into possible interference in the closing stages involving Abstraction, ridden by J.A. Heffernan, placed second, Russian Soul, ridden by S. Foley, placed third and My Good Brother, ridden by C.T. Keane, unplaced, where it appeared Russian Soul and My Good Brother suffered interference, and My Good Brother was forced to check. 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 other action other than to advise both J.A. Heffernan and S. Foley to ride with more care in the future.

210D Coolmore Canford Cliffs Stakes

The Stewards interviewed Adrian O'Shea, rider of Dudes And Diamonds (GB), unplaced, 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 Adrian O'Shea was in breach of Regulation 10 3 (f) in that he had used his whip with excessive frequency and having taken his record into account, they suspended him for 1 raceday.

210E Irish Stallion Farms EBF Med.Auct.(F)Mdn

The Stewards enquired into the running and riding of Tomorrow Morning, placed fourth, ridden by W.J. Lee, and trained by T.M. Walsh.
Evidence was heard from the rider and trainer concerned.
W.J. Lee stated that his instructions were to drop the filly out and get her settled and do the best he could as she could be quite keen at home. He said she wasn't however keen in the race as the early gallop was very strong, and he tracked F.M. Berry on the eventual second into the straight, and whereas F.M. Berry's mount quickened early in the straight, it took him a while to pick up, and once he did, she ran on well under hands and heels, and finished the race out well whereas the majority of the field were tiring close home.
T.M. Walsh confirmed the instructions and stated that he was satisfied with the ride and felt that W.J. Lee had obtained his best possible placing on a filly first time out who will need further in time, in a race where they went very fast.
The Stewards also received a report from the Turf Club Veterinary Officer who stated that Tomorrow Morning was lame on her near fore.
Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards took no further action.

T.M. Walsh, trainer of Tomorrow Morning, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his charge showed signs of being in season post race

210F TipperaryRaces.ie Apprentice H'cap

The Stewards informed A.J.Martin, trainer that Anner Queen, would have to be recertified before being declared to run from stalls again.

The Stewards enquired into 2 incidents in the home straight, the first involving Right First (GB), ridden by Anastasia O'Brien, and Ghost Of A Girl, ridden by D.C. Byrne where it appeared Ghost Of A Girl suffered interference, and the second incident involving Right First, and Gem Of Wisdom, ridden by D.M. Melia, where it appeared Gem Of Wisdom suffered interference. Evidence was heard from the riders concerned, in the presence of A.P. O'Brien, trainer and master of Anastasia O'Brien. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards were of the opinion Anastasia O'Brien was in breach of Rule 214 in that she had ridden carelessly and having taken her record into account, they suspended her for 1 raceday.

Anastasia O'Brien, rider of Right First (GB), trained by David Wachman, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that her saddle slipped about 2 furlongs from home.



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