Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Wexford 29th August 2020

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

E. Walsh replaced Mr D.G. Whelan on Storm And Glory, trained by Philip Fenton (Race 1)(Rider administration error).
Mr. A. McCurtin replaced K.J. Brouder on Thatlldo, trained by R.P.Rath (Race 2)(injured).
H. Morgan replaced Miss J. Townend on Port Rashid, trained by Timothy Townend (Race 7)(unwell)
D. J. O'Keeffe replaced L.P. Dempsey on Raining Bird, trained by J.P.Dempsey (Race 3)(Rider administration error).

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C.P. McNamara, rider of Twin Bridges trained by Liam Lennon, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his saddle slipped and he pulled up.

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The Stewards interviewed S.W. Flanagan, rider of Yabo, 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 found S. W. Flanagan in breach of Regulation 10.3.(g), excessive frequency. Having considered S. W. Flanagan's record in this regard the Stewards suspended S. W. Flanagan for two racedays.

S.F. O'Keeffe, rider of Milestone Girl trained by Michael McCullagh, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount stopped quickly and was pulled up.

A. McCurtin, rider of Thatlldo trained by R.P.Rath, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount made a bad mistake six out and weakened quickly.

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The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined Sweet Sting, trained by Michael J. Bowe, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal.

B. Hayes, rider of Sweet Sting trained by Michael J. Bowe, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount ran too keen.

The Stewards requested a report from Mrs D. A. Love, trainer, as to the apparent improvement in form of Gotthenod, placed first, as compared with its recent form. Mrs. D. A. Love stated that she was not able to account for her charge's disappointing run at Ballinrobe last time out but she felt that the slower ground today coupled with the steady early pace of todays race had allowed her charge to get into the race easier and build in confidence. Having considered the evidence the Stewards noted the explanation given.

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D. Meyler, rider of Ozzie's Way trained by Denis Gerard Hogan, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his saddle slipped slightly.

D.J. Hand, rider of The White Volcano trained by J. Woods, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount hung badly left in the straight.

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The Stewards fined Paul Stafford, trainer, €65 for failing to fit the declared headgear to Dubai Devils, prior to entering the parade ring.

A.W. Short, rider of Dubai Devils trained by Paul Stafford, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount never travelled.

Rachael Blackmore, rider of Minella United (GB) trained by Henry de Bromhead, reported to the Clerk of Scales that her mount never travelled after going a circuit.

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The Stewards requested a report from Miss Elizabeth Doyle, trainer, as to the apparent improvement in form of Blaze A Trail, placed first, as compared with its recent form. Miss Elizabeth Doyle stated that her charge can be quite free and on its most recent run there was a false start that caused her charge boil over and run disappointingly. Having considered the evidence the Stewards noted the explanation given.

GENERAL INFORMATION

The following Raceday Stewards acted on behalf of the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board at this race meeting:

Mr. Emmet Halley (Chairman),

Mr. John McEnery,

Ms. Faith Morris,

Mr. Michael Daly.

Following a request from broadcasters, the Stewards granted permission for the following delays: Race 3 + 1 minute and race 5 + 1 minute



Disclaimer: Please note this information is provisional and is subject to amendment until published in the Irish Racing Calendar.


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