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Listowel 11th September 2018

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

A.W. Short rode Olive D'haguenet (FR) (reserve) , trained by I.Madden (Race 5)

256A Adare Manor Opportunity H'cap H'dle

L.P. Gilligan, rider of Billy's Angel trained by Adrian Murray, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount hung to the right throughout and stopped quickly.

T. Ryan, rider of Time And Times trained by D.McNamara, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount made a bad mistake in the back straight which effectively ended his challenge.

The Stewards interviewed H. Morgan, rider of Show And Go, concerning his use of the whip after jumping the final hurdle when out of contention. 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 H. Morgan was in breach of R10(3)(b) by unnecessarily hitting his mount after its chance of winning or being placed was clearly gone. Having taken his previous record into consideration the Stewards suspended H. Morgan for 1 raceday.

256C Connollys RED MILLS EBF Auction Mdn Hdle

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined Frankly All Talk, at the request of trainer, R. K. Watson, and reported the animal to be blowing hard post race.

256D Liam Healy Memorial Lartigue H'dle(Hcap)

The Stewards enquired into possible interference between the last two hurdles involving Torcello, ridden by B.J. Cooper, placed fifth, Gold Seal, ridden by E.T. Daly, placed second, Kuiper Belt (USA), ridden by D.F. O'Regan, placed first and Galtymore, ridden by S.A. Mulcahy, placed sixth, where it appeared that Kuiper Belt (USA) in manoeuvering outwards caused a concertina effect of interference. Evidence was heard from the riders concerned. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards were satisfied that Kuiper Belt (USA) had improved his placing in relation to Gold Seal by causing interference and consequently reversed the placings of those horses with the result now to read; First - Gold Seal, Second - Kuiper Belt (USA), Third - Randalls Ur Poet, Fourth - Lucky Icon, Fifth - Torcello, Sixth - Galtymore and Seventh - Masterstonemason. Furthermore the Stewards were of the opinion that D.F. O'Regan was in breach of Rule 214 by riding carelessly and suspended him for 2 racedays having taken his previous record into consideration.

Rachael Blackmore, rider of Les Arceaux trained by Henry de Bromhead, reported to the Clerk of Scales that her mount stopped quickly and was pulled up.

P. Townend, rider of Dreamtide (GB) trained by W.P. Mullins, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount stopped quickly and pulled up after the third last hurdle.


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

Mr. P.J.A. O'Connor (Chairman),
Mr. Oliver Kearney,
Mr. Michael O'Driscoll,
Mr. Gerard Coughlan,
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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