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Downroyal 28th August 2020

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

Mr. B. W. Harvey replaced Mr D. O'Connor on Fanoir, trained by Gearoid O'Loughlin (Race 7)(Rider administration error).
L. P. Dempsey rode Robin Deuz Pois (reserve), trained by Gordon Elliott (Race 6).
K. M. Donoghue rode Saint Or Sinner (reserve), trained by Gordon Elliott (Race 6).
C. J. Orr replaced S.F. O'Keeffe on I'm So Busy (GB), trained by Mrs John Harrington (Race 4)(Injured)
H. Morgan replaced S.F. O'Keeffe on Castle Canny, trained by B. R. Hamilton (Race 6)(Injured).

223B Ladbrokes Best Odds (Mares) M'dn H'dle

S.F. O'Keeffe, rider of Footstepsinddesert trained by David Peter Dunne, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount jumped slowly early on and never travelled.

223C Download The Ladbrokes App H'cap H'dle

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined Royal Road, trained by Paul Traynor, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal.

D.J. McInerney, rider of Royal Road trained by Paul Traynor, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount ran very free early on, then hung violently left and he was unable to steer before the third last and he missed that hurdle before pulling up.

S.Wilson, trainer of Piranto, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his charge lost its off fore shoe in running

223D Ladbrokes Odds Boost M'dn H'dle

S.D. Torrens, rider of Aragon trained by Mervyn Torrens, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount hung right down the back.

P.J. O'Hanlon, rider of Jimli's Island (GB) trained by R. K. Watson, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount never travelled.

223F Ladbrokes H'cap H'dle

The Stewards interviewed S.D. Torrens, rider of Thatbeatsbanagher, 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. D. Torrens in breach of Regulation 10.3.(g) excessive frequency. Having considered S. D. Torrens' record in this regard the Stewards suspended S. D. Torrens for four racedays.

223G Play 1-2-Free (Mares) INH Flat Race

Mr F. Maguire, rider of Brooks Falls trained by John Patrick Ryan, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount hung left in the last two furlongs.

The Stewards enquired into why Whatsawomantodo , trained by Mervyn Torrens, entered the parade ring carrying the incorrect number cloth. Evidence was heard from the Clerk of the Scales, Miss Colleen Murphy and the Trainer concerned. Having considered all the evidence, the Stewards reminded all parties of their future responsibilities in this regard and they took no further action.


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

Mr. Laurence McFerran (Chairman),

Mr. Thomas Breen,

Mr. James Hunt,

Mr. M. F. O'Donoghue.

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

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