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Navan 18th May 2019

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

Damian Joseph English, trainer of Dance Alone (GB) (off feed) - €200

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

R.P. Cleary replaced D.M. Simmonson on Buachaill Or, trained by Paul W. Flynn (Race 1)(injured)

115C M'dn

The Stewards enquired into possible interference in the closing stages involving Double Martini, ridden by C.T. Keane, placed first and Royal Court, ridden by D. O'Brien, placed second, where it appeared Double Martini drifted off the rail. Evidence was heard from the riders concerned. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards made no alteration to the Judge's placings and took no further action.

D.W. O'Connor, rider of Stellar Dreams trained by W.T. Farrell, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount found the ground too quick.

115D 90s-00s Concert 28th June At Navan H'cap

J.G.Coogan, trainer of Flojo, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his charge ran without the near hind shoe having lost it leaving the parade ring

The Stewards interviewed J.G.Coogan, trainer of Flojo (Ire), after it appeared that Mr Coogan struck his charge with a lead rope while the animal was having difficulty leaving the parade ring. Evidence was heard from the trainer concerned, who accepted that he had used a lead rope in an unacceptable manner and apologised for his actions. Having viewed a recording of the incident and considered the evidence, the Stewards found Mr. Coogan in breach of Rule 272. Having taken his impeccable life time record in this regard into account, the Stewards severely cautioned Mr. Coogan on this occasion.

115E Ladies Day At Navan 1st June H'cap

The Stewards fined Gerard O'Leary, trainer, €350 for lodging a passport in respect of Aloysius Lilius, in which the vaccinations did not conform with the provisions of Rule 91. The Stewards ordered the withdrawal of Aloysius Lilius in accordance with the provisions of Rule 90.

115G Troytown Bar H'cap

N.M. Crosse, rider of Shake The Bucket trained by Niall Madden, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount got no luck in running.


The following Raceday Stewards acted on behalf of the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board at this race meeting:
Mr. Robert Dore (Chairman),
Mr. John Martin Smith,
Mrs. S Keegan,
Mr. E. McElroy,
Mr. M.F. O'Donoghue.

Following a request from broadcasters, the Stewards granted permission for the following delays;
Race 3 + 1 minute.
Race 6 + 2 minutes
Race 7 + 1 minute.

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

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