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Fairyhouse 15th November 2017

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

Mrs. Y. Dunleavy, trainer of Padraic O Conaire (Declared in error) - €200
Denis Gerard Hogan, trainer of Montauk Flyer (late withdrawal) - €200
Oliver McKiernan, trainer of All For Joy (late withdrawal) - €200

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

P. Townend rode Brosna George (reserve) , trained by Ross O'Sullivan (Race 8)

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C.D. Maxwell, rider of Ashbourne Allstar trained by Patrick Rooney, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount made a respiratory noise from half way.

S.W. Flanagan, rider of Princess Lara trained by Noel Meade, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount hung left throughout this race.

A.E. Lynch, rider of Cancellation trained by Gavin Cromwell, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount jumped poorly, got tired and was pulled up.

The Stewards interviewed S.W. Flanagan, rider of Princess Lara, concerning his use of the whip when racing away from the stands. Evidence was heard from the rider concerned. Having viewed a recording of the race and considered the evidence the Stewards were of the opinion that S.W. Flanagan was in breach of R10(3)(g) by using his whip with his arm above shoulder height and R10(4) by failing to give his mount time to respond to the whip. Having taken his previous record into consideration and furthermore allowing for exceptional circumstances the Stewards suspended S.W. Flanagan for one raceday.

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The Stewards received a report from the Clerk of the Scales, Mr L. Walsh, that L.P. Gilligan, rider of In A Pinch, had weighed out with his body protector which was missing a crotch strap. Evidence was heard from the rider concerned who stated that he had misinformed the Clerk of the Scales when asked if he was wearing the required equipment. He added that he had arrived at the racecourse in good time but had to use the sauna to shed some weight and in rushing to weigh out he had not noticed that the crotch strap was missing. He confirmed that in attaching the crotch strap that he had weighed out at 147.9lbs. Having considered the evidence, the Stewards were satisfied that L.P. Gilligan was in breach of R10 (Body Protectors) and Rule 198(v) and therefore suspended him for 7 racedays having taken his clean previous record into consideration.

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Eoin Gerard Barry, trainer of Forpaddythecaptain, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his charge scoped wrong post race.

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R.P. Treacy, rider of Jonathan Wild trained by E. McNamara, reported to the Clerk of Scales that an iron broke and he pulled up.

P.T. Enright, rider of Chase The Clouds trained by Robert Tyner, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount was pulled up following a bad mistake at the third last fence.

Peter L. Kavanagh, trainer of Town Pond, reported to the Office of the Governing Bodies that his mount tied up in the straight and blew hard.

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P. Townend, rider of Cap D'Aubois (FR), trained by W.P. Mullins, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount made mistakes at two fences but got very tired very quickly in the latter stages of this race.


The following Stewards acted at this meeting;

Mr. C.P. Magnier (Chairman),

Mr. Laurence McFerran,

Mr. Raymond J. McSharry,

Mr. Edward Galvin,

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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