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Curragh 19th July 2020

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

C.D. Hayes rode Elzaamone trained by Niall Thomas Egan (Race 8)(No rider nominated)
A.J. Slattery replaced R. Coakley on Arnhem, trained by Miss Natalia Lupini (Race 8)(Rider administration error)

195B Holden Plant Rentals Sapphire Stakes

James J. Doyle, rider of Make A Challenge trained by Denis Gerard Hogan, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount got upset in the starting stalls and in his opinion the animal may have missed the break as a result.

W.J. Lee, rider of Wheels On Fire (FR) trained by Aidan F. Fogarty, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount jumped left out of the starting stalls and collided with Southern Hills.

195C Kilboy Estate Stakes

S. Foley, rider of One Voice trained by Mrs John Harrington, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount got no run in the straight.

195E Manguard Plus Summer (Fillies) H'cap

L.F. Roche, rider of Faire Croire trained by M.D. O'Callaghan, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount pulled a left front shoe during this race.

E. Greatrex, rider of Memyselfandmoi trained by Joseph Patrick O'Brien, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount was short for room in the final furlong.

195F Irish EBF Median Sires Series M'dn

K.J. Manning, rider of Dawn Tapper trained by J. S. Bolger, reported to the Clerk of Scales that he was at a loss to explain the poor performance of his mount which was making his debut today.

195H Big Picture Communications H'cap

The Stewards interviewed Niall Thomas Egan, trainer, concerning the failure to nominate a rider before the designated time for Elzaamone. Evidence was heard from the trainer who stated that it was a complete oversight on his part and that he had realised his error when the deadline to nominate his rider had passed. Having considered the evidence, the Stewards were satisfied that Niall Thomas Egan was in breach of Rule 195(i) and cautioned him on this occasion having taken his previous record into consideration.

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined Aloysius Lilius, trained by Gerard O'Leary, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal.


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

Mr. Robert Dore (Chairman),

Mr. Peter M. Allen,

Mr. Robert Hall,

Mr. Patrick Dunican,

Mr. P.D. Matthews.

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

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