Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Tramore 25th April 2016

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

Mr E.P. O'Brien replaced Mr R.P. Quinlan on Erkindale Lady, trained by Ms. M.M. Gannon (Race 7) (Injured).
Mr T.N. Brett replaced Mr F. Maguire on Alphabelle, trained by John W. Nicholson (Race 7)(Injured)
D.E. Splaine replaced J.M. Moore on Wilde 'N Wide, trained by A.J. McNamara (Race 3)(Transport Difficulties)
Mr W.T. Cronin replaced Mr S. Clements on Khalessi, trained by T.J. Nagle Jr. (Race 7) (Injured)

363A Irish Stallion Farms EBF(Mares)M'dn H'dl

The Turf Club Veterinary Officer examined Peace N' Milan, trained by F. Flood, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be Post Race Normal.

A.E. Lynch, rider of Peace N' Milan trained by F. Flood, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount didn't handle the ground.

D.E. Splaine, rider of Miss Benefitz trained by Kevin O'Sullivan, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount ran free, hung left and made a bad mistake 2 out.

The Stewards interviewed Lorcan Joseph Donnelly, trainer of Flemenspower, regarding the late arrival of the horse into the Parade Ring and subsequent delay to the start of the first race. Evidence was heard from the trainer concerned who stated that he got a puncture travelling to the races and lost about an hour trying to get the wheel off and the tyre replaced, and he apologised for his horse being late into the parade ring and delaying the race. Having considered the evidence, the Stewards were of the opinion Lorcan Joseph Donnelly was in breach of Rule 32 (ii) and they cautioned him concerning his future responsibilities in this regard.

The Stewards requested a report from Edward P.Harty, trainer as to the apparent improvement in form of More Than Ever, winner, as compared with its recent form.
The trainer reported that his mare showed improvement today as a result of running on better ground, in what was a weak race in which the favourite disappointed.
Having considered the report, the Stewards noted the explanations offered.

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M.J. Ferris, rider of Imperial Throne trained by Miss J.M.Lee, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount was lame on finishing.

D.N. Russell, rider of Justforjames trained by Sean Aherne, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount didn't handle the ground.

B.T. O'Connell, rider of Thats Mypresenting trained by J.R. Barry, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount hung slightly left.

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M.G. Nolan, rider of Venture Lazarus trained by Vincent Laurence Halley, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount hung left.

D. Meyler, rider of Candle Island trained by Michael McCullagh, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount never travelled.

The Stewards enquired into an incident approaching the 2nd last hurdle involving Road To Nowhere, ridden by M.P. Fogarty, ran out, and Swift, ridden by Rachael Blackmore, carried out, where it appeared Road To Nowhere cocked its jaw and ran out carrying Swift out also. Evidence was heard from the riders concerned. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards gave the benefit of the doubt to M.P. Fogarty and took no further action.

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A.P. Heskin, rider of Cinder Rua trained by Miss Nicole McKenna, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount burst a blood vessel and was pulled up.

The Stewards requested a report from James Daniel Dullea, trainer as to the apparent improvement in form of Glasslyn Road, winner, as compared with its recent form. The trainer reported that the improvement shown today was as a result of running on better ground. Having considered the report, the Stewards noted the explanations offered.

363G Irish Stall. Farms EBF (M) INH Flat Race

The Stewards enquired into 2 incidents in this race, the first incident on the downhill run out of the back straight involving Bien Well, ridden by Mr E.D. Linehan, and Monastery, ridden by Mr E. Dwan, where it appeared Bien Well suffered interference, and the second incident closer to home, involving Ellas Ma, ridden by Mr R. Deegan, and Monastery, ridden by Mr E. Dwan, where it appeared Ellas Ma suffered interference. Evidence was heard from the riders concerned. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards were of the opinion Mr E. Dwan was in breach of Rule 214 in that he had ridden carelessly, and having taken his inexperience and clean record into account, they suspended him for 2 racedays and ordered that he attend RACE for 1 days riding tuition.



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