Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Wexford 18th June 2014

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

Mark Michael McNiff, trainer of Cool Annie (Declared in error) - €200
Miss Elizabeth Doyle, trainer of Vasco Des Bieffes (FR) (Late withdrawal - ground)) - €200

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

A.P. Heskin rode Abbazagga (reserve) , trained by Diarmuid P. Ryan (Race 2)
P.D. Kennedy rode All Fired Up (reserve) , trained by Sean Byrne (Race 5)

146A Mount Leinster M'dn H'dle

W.F. Codd, trainer of Discover Wexford, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his charge ran too keen and finished distressed

The Turf Club Veterinary Officer examined Discover Wexford, trained by W.F. Codd, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be blowing hard post race.

The Stewards requested a report from L. Byrne, trainer as to the apparent improvement in form of Posh Frock, placed first, as compared with its recent form. L. Byrne reported that he purchased this animal last October and today she was racing for the sixth time under his care. He contributed todays success to the good to firm ground conditions, the reapplication of a tongue strap and the 5lbs that he claimed off the weight by engaging B. Hayes as her rider. Having considered the evidence the Stewards noted the content of the report.

146B Hen & Stag Parties At Wexford M'dn H'dle

P.T. Enright, rider of Bar Stool Bob trained by Robert Tyner, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount finished lame.

A.E. Lynch, rider of Boru Boy trained by G. Murphy, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his saddle slipped immediately after the start.

146C Wellingtonbridge Novice H'dle

The Stewards received a report from the Clerk of the Scales, W. Fleming, that R.M. Power, rider of Shield, placed first, had weighed in 8lbs light. Evidence was heard from the rider concerned who stated that he had weighed out correctly but noticed on weighing in that his lead cloth was missing and he was 8lbs light. Evidence was also heard from Jim O'Brien, Authorised representative of A.P. O'Brien, trainer of Shield. He admitted that he had inadvertently forgotten to include the lead cloth when saddling Shield. Having considered the evidence, the Stewards were satisfied that R.M. Power had weighed in 8 lbs light and therefore was in breach of Rule 231 (i). Under the provisions of this rule "Shield" was disqualified and the result was amended to read; First - Bentelimar, Second - Changeofluck, Third - Late For Supper. The Stewards found that Jim O'Brien was solely responsible for this error and therefore was in breach of Rule 148(i) and Rule 36(iii). Using their powers under Rule 14 the Stewards fined A.P. O'Brien, trainer, €2,000 through his representative Jim O'Brien.

146E Courtown Beginners S'chase

Owing to the low elevation of the sun, the Stewards granted permission for the third last fence to be omitted on both circuits.

146G Barrow (Mares) INH Flat Race

Miss J.M. Mangan, rider of Double Infinity trained by N Dooly, reported to the Clerk of Scales that her mount never travelled during this race.

The Turf Club Veterinary Officer reported to the Stewards that Paper Plane trained by James Keegan finished lame.



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