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Galway 4th August 2018

The Stewards fined the following trainer in respect of their non-runner:-

Peter Fahey, trainer of Sporting Stowaway (Declared in Error) - €200

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

B.M. Coen rode Namazee (USA) (reserve) , trained by Andrew Slattery (Race 4)
W.J. Gleeson rode Dorans Sunset (reserve) , trained by S.J.Mahon (Race 8)
M.A. Enright replaced J.W. Kennedy on Major Mitchell, trained by Gordon Elliott (Race 7)(Injured)
R. Walsh replaced P. Townend on Hyperdrive, trained by Mrs John Harrington (Race 7)(Injured)

209A Betway Irish EBF M'dn

The Stewards fined R.P. McNamara, trainer, €350 for lodging a passport in respect of Fassbender, in which the vaccinations did not conform with the provisions of Rule 91. The Stewards ordered the withdrawal of Fassbender in accordance with the provisions of Rule 90 (iv).

209B Betway M'dn

R.P. Downey, rider of Freda May, trained by Mrs Prunella Dobbs, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount fell independently approaching the dip.

209C Betway Irish EBF Nursery H'cap

G.P. Halpin, rider of Pulsing Dragon trained by M.D. O'Callaghan, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount got unbalanced turning in.

209E McDonogh Capital Investments H'cap

S. Foley, rider of Sennockian Star (GB) trained by Seamus Fahey, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount did not get a clear run.

209F Galway Shopping Centre H'cap H'dle

The Stewards noted that the field took the incorrect course after jumping the hurdle after the stands. Mr. L. Wyer, IHRB Clerk of the Course was interviewed. The Stewards considered Rule 215 (i), Rule 215 (ii) and also the powers of the Stewards provided in Rule 10. They determined at this point that the entire field took the incorrect course on the first circuit and found that no horse gained an advantage as a result thereof and decided that it was not appropriate or necessary to envoke their powers to void the race and allowed the result to stand. The Stewards therefore took no further action.

209G O'Leary Insurances M'dn H'dle

Under the provisions of Rule 90 (iii), the Stewards allowed Archer's Up (GB), trained by Gavin Cromwell, to run on receipt of the trainer's written assurance that the horse was correctly vaccinated in accordance with Rule 91.

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined Manamite (FR), trained by Gordon Elliott, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be clinically abnormal post race.

B.J. Geraghty, rider of Manamite (FR) trained by Gordon Elliott, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount never travelled and pulled up.

209H Galway Centre Irish EBF INH(M) Flat Race

W.J. Gleeson, rider of Dorans Sunset trained by S.J.Mahon, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount pulled up injured.

The Stewards interviewed Mr D. Sinnott, rider of Huckleberry Hill, 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 were of the opinion that Mr. D. Sinnott was in breach of Regulation 10.3 (b) the unnecessary hitting of a horse after its chance of winning or being placed is clearly gone. Having considered his record in this regard, the Stewards cautioned Mr. D. Sinnott. Mr. Derek Pugh, Acting Steward did not attend this enquiry.


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

Justice Raymond Groarke (Chairman),
Mr. Oliver Kearney,
Mr. Derek Pugh,
Mr. Tom McDonogh,
Mr. H.T. Hynes.

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

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