Gowranpark 22nd July 2017


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

D. K. Weld, trainer of Newcross (off feed) - €200
D. K. Weld, trainer of Newcross (late withdrawal) - €200

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

C.T. Keane rode Always Dancing (reserve) , trained by G.M.Lyons (Race 2)
K.J. Leonard rode Kates Doll (reserve) , trained by P.A.Fahy (Race 3)

188A Foran Equine Irish EBF Auction (F) M'dn

The Stewards received a report from the Turf club Veterinary Officer, Ms.Joan Taylor that Bonnington Lass appeared to been administered a vaccine on July 20th, which was within the previous seven days, contravening Rule 91(i). On inspection of the passport, it appeared that this date may have been amended. The Stewards spoke with David Marnane, trainer, who gave an assurance that the date on the passport was incorrect and the vaccine had been administered on July 10th. Subsequently the Stewards received a fax from O'Byrne and Halley Veterinary Surgery, confirming that Bonnington Lass was last vaccinated on July 10th. Having considered all the evidence the Stewards fined David Marnane €350 for lodging a passport in respect of Bonnington Lass, in which the vaccinations did not conform with the provisions of Rule 91. The Stewards allowed the horse to run on receipt of the trainer and his veterinary surgeon's written assurances that the vaccinations were in order.

The Stewards interviewed K.G. Steyn, rider of Ball Girl, concerning his use of the whip in 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 the rider was in breach of Regulation 10.3(f) and 10.4, in that he used the whip with excessive frequency and failed to give his mount time to respond and having considered his clean record in this regard, suspended him for one race day.

The Turf Club Veterinary Officer examined Iron Blue, at the request of trainer, Kevin Prendergast, and reported the animal to be blowing hard post race.

188B(ii) Racing Again August 16th H'cap (Division Two)

Tracey Collins, trainer of S P B Lucky, reported to the Office of the Governing Bodies on Monday 24th July that her charge struck into himself during this race.

188E Irish Stallion Farms EBF (Fillies) M'dn

R.P. Downey, rider of Ar Eagla Na Heagla (GB), trained by Peter Casey, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount was green and ran out of racing room early in the straight before staying on.

188F Like Gowran Park On Facebook H'cap

C. O'Donoghue, rider of Live Twice (GB) trained by P.D. Deegan, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount checked turning into the straight.

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