Roscommon 4th September 2017


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

Mr D.J. Benson rode Kirwans Lane, trained by Noel Meade (Race 7) (Stewards permission)

244C Irish Stallion Farms EBF (Fillies) M'dn

The Stewards informed Mrs D.A. Love, trainer that Our Anniversary (FR), would have to be recertified before being declared to run from stalls again.

244G Four Roads(Pro-Am) INH Flat Race

The Stewards interviewed Noel Meade, trainer, concerning the failure to nominate a rider before the designated time for Kirwans Lane. Evidence was heard from the trainer who stated that he was unable to nominate Mr D.J. Benson as the rider, as the renewal of his riders licence had not been processed. Mr D.J. Benson stated that he had returned his licence renewal forms to the H.R.I but they appeared to have been mislaid and he had to reapply this morning when the Turf Club opened for business. He confirmed that his licence was granted this morning. Having considered the evidence, the Stewards accepted Noel Meade's explanation but cautioned Mr D.J. Benson concerning his responsibility to ensure that he had a valid riders licence when confirming his availability to ride.

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