Sligo 9th August 2018


The Stewards fined the following trainers in respect of their non-runners:-

Miss Suzy Barkley, trainer of Colwinston (Going) - €200
Gordon Elliott, trainer of Boris Grishenko (Going) - €200
Mrs D.A.Love, trainer of Solar Heat (Going) - €200

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

D.G. Hogan rode Ozzie's Way (Stewards' Permission) , trained by Denis Gerard Hogan (Race 6)

215A Clayton Hotel (Mares) M'dn H'dle

Under the provisions of Rule 90 (iii), the Stewards allowed Dragon Queen, trained by M. Flannery, to run on receipt of the trainer's written assurance that the horse was correctly vaccinated in accordance with Rule 91.

215C1 Driftwood Restaurant H'cap H'dle

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined Grey Atlantic Way, trained by Edmond Daniel Linehan, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal.

215C2 Driftwood Restaurant H'cap H'dle

A. Ring, rider of Dandy Bridge trained by M. Flannery, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount never travelled and pulled up.

215D Diageo Day 21st August M'dn H'dle

A.W. Short, rider of Olive D'haguenet (FR) trained by I.Madden, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount hung left throughout.

215E Student Day 27th September M'dn H'dle

The Stewards interviewed Denis Gerard Hogan, trainer, concerning the failure to nominate a rider before the designated time for Ozzie's Way. Evidence was heard from the trainer who stated that he is now operating without a riders' agent and that on this occassion, at declaration time, he mistook the number of runners he had for this evening's meeting. Having considered the evidence, the Stewards were of the opinion that D.G. Hogan was in breach of Rule 195 (i) and Regulation 3, in that he had failed to nominate a rider at the designated time. Having considered his previous record in this regard, the Stewards cautioned D.G. Hogan and reminded him of his responsibilities in this regard.

215F Kilcawley Construction H'cap H'dle

The Stewards received a report from Mr. P. Malone , Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Clerk of the Scales, regarding the fact that C. Brassil , rider of Presenting Mahler , weighed in at 1.3 lbs overweight. Evidence was heard from the rider concerned. Having considered the evidence, the Stewards were satisfied that C. Brassil was in breach of Rule 231, and they therefore cautioned him having taken his previous record in this regard into account.

215G ISF EBF (M) (Pro-Am) INH Flat Race

The Stewards interviewed Mr. D. Cullen, Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Starter, in relation to the withdrawal at the start of Henry's Dream. Evidence was heard from Mr D. Cullen and Mr. A.M. King, rider of Henry's Dream. Having considered the evidence, the Stewards were of the opinion that Mr. Cullen withdrew the horse as per his powers under Rule 208 (vi) but had concerns over the time of the withdrawal and the lack of communication in relation to the withdrawal, and the fact that the public announcement had not been made until sometime after the race was complete. The Stewards therefore referred the matter to the CEO of the Irish Horse Regulatory Board for further investigation.


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

Mr A. Ryan (Chairman),
Mr. P.J. O'Connor,
Dr. J.F. Gillespie,
Mr. G. McCourt,
Mr. M.F. O'Donoghue.

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