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Naas 18th December 2018

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

A.W. Short replaced Katie O'Farrell on Shantelle, trained by R.Donohoe (Race 2)(Unwell)
Mr A.J. Fox replaced Mr B. O'Neill on Inagh's Gift, trained by Paul Nolan (Race 7)(Unwell)

350A 2019 Naas Membership Mdn Hdle

The Stewards ordered the withdrawal of Felicity's Choice, trained by James Daniel Dullea, for failing to lodge the passport in accordance with the provisions of Rule 90 (i).

350C Clinton Higgins (Mares) M'dn H'dle

Under the provisions of Rule 90, the Stewards allowed Bianca Minola (FR), trained by Richard John O'Brien, to run on receipt of the trainer's written assurance that the error identified in the certification of vaccinations would be corrected in accordance with Rule 91 within the timeframe specified.

The Stewards enquired into the running and riding of Iconic Lady, ridden by J.C. Canavan, and trained by Robert Tyner. Evidence was heard from the rider and the trainer's Authorised representative concerned. J.C. Canavan, stated that he was instructed to jump off in mid division, to get his mount settled, to get her to jump as best as possible and to do his best. He added that the intention was to give his mount every chance to enjoy herself and to finish as close as possible, this being her first racecourse run. He described that in running his mount had carried him to the home turn at which point she felt as if she had frozen under him and began to whinny. He considered that something may be amiss and did not ask her to exert herself from that point. He accepted that he had failed to comply with Rule 213 by failing to report post race anything that may have affected his mounts performance. Mrs Mary Tyner, Authorised representative of Robert Tyner, confirmed the rider's instructions and added that she was initially disappointed with the rider's lack of effort in the closing stages but realised at a later stage that the animal had a clinical abnormality which explained his riding. The Stewards also received a report from the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer who stated that Iconic Lady was found to be clinically abnormal when examined post race. The Stewards viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence. In view of the veterinary evidence the Stewards noted the trainers explanation as given by his representative and took no further action. The Stewards noted the explanation of J.C. Canavan and also found him to be in breach of Rule 213 by failing to report at first instance anything that may have affected his mounts performance and therefore cautioned him having taken into consideration that he was an inexperienced rider. The Stewards ordered that samples be taken from Iconic Lady for analysis.

350D Lawlors Of Naas H'cap H'dle

D.E. Mullins, rider of Filly Mullins trained by Ms Margaret Mullins, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount was pulled up having made a mistake at the last hurdle on the first circuit.

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer reported to the Stewards that Filly Mullins trained by Ms Margaret Mullins was found to have blood at her nostrils as a result of Exercise Induced Pulmonary Haemorrhage. Furthermore the filly was also found to be lame post race.

350E Kildare Now Beginners S'chase

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer reported to the Stewards that Lean Araig trained by Oliver McKiernan which fell in this race was observed to have blood on his nose post race.


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

Mr. Sean Barry (Chairman),
Mrs. T.K. Cooper,
Mr. Anthony Byrne,
Mr. John Weld,
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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