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Punchestown 10th December 2017

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

Mr. M.J. O'Hare replaced Mr S. Clements on Pike County, trained by Mrs Denise Foster (Race 7)(Stewards' permission).

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P. Townend, rider of Low Sun (GB) trained by W.P. Mullins, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount did not jump fluently and never travelled.

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The Stewards fined Matthew J. Smith, trainer, €350 for lodging a passport in respect of Niebieski (FR), 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's written assurance that the vaccinations were in order.

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The Turf Club Veterinary Officer examined Shaneshill, trained by W.P. Mullins, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be blowing hard and coughing post race.

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The Stewards interviewed J.J. Slevin, rider of Flynsini, 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 found J.J. Slevin to be in breach of Regulations 10.3 (f) and 10.4 in that he used his whip with excessive frequency and force, and without giving his mount time to respond. Having considered his record in this regard, the Stewards suspended J.J. Slevin for five racedays.


The following Stewards acted at this meeting:

Mr. S. Barry (Chairman),
Mrs J.O. Onions,
Ms. M. Cosgrave,
Mr. Justice T. Hunt,
Mr. H.T. Hynes.

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