Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Ballinrobe 24th June 2014

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

A.J.Martin, trainer of Cassells Rock (Lame - late withdrawal) - €200

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

A Ring replaced R.M. Moran on Feel The Air, trained by Kieran Purcell (Race 3)(Injured)
D.J. Benson replaced R.P. Treacy on Who's Cross, trained by John Patrick Ryan (Race 4)(Injured)
S.D. Bohan replaced R.P. Treacy on Sids Choice (GB), trained by G.T.Lynch (Race 6)(Injured)
T.M O'Brien replaced R.P. Treacy on Be My Legend, trained by C. Moore (Race 8)(Injured)
D.J. Benson replaced D.E. Splaine on Rodeo Rocket, trained by Ms. Frances Slevin (Race 5)(Injured)
A. Ring replaced D.E. Splaine on Diamondgeezer Luke, trained by F.Costello (Race 6)(Injured)
C.M. Walsh replaced R.P. Treacy on Jumping Juju, trained by Patrick O.Brady (Race 7)(Injured)

154B1 Audi Ballina Opportunity H'cap H'dle

The Stewards interviewed S.A. Shortall, rider of Toca Deed, concerning his use of the whip in this race. Evidence was heard from the rider concerned. Having viewed a recording of the race and considered the evidence the Stewards were of the opinion S.A. Shortall was in breach of Regulation 10 3 (f) in that he had used his whip with excessive frequency and having taken his good record into account, they cautioned him accordingly.

The Stewards requested a report from John G. Carr, trainer as to the apparent improvement in form of Barney King, winner, as compared with its recent form.
The trainer reported that this horse was off the track with a leg for almost 3 years and on his second last run here at Ballinrobe he burst a blood vessel, which he duly reported. Then on his last appearance his rider almost got ran away with on the way to start, and this was compounded by a number of false starts, at which he expelled all his energy before the race had even started. Having considered the report, the Stewards noted it's contents.

154B2 Audi Ballina Opportunity H'cap H'dle

I.J. McCarthy, rider of Celtic Passion trained by D. T. Hughes, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount made a respiratory noise in running.

The Stewards interviewed A. Ring, rider of Diamondgeezer Luke, winner, 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 were of the opinion A. Ring was in breach of Regulation 10 3 (g) in that he used his whip with his arm above shoulder height, and having taken his record into account, they suspended him for 2 racedays and ordered that he attend RACE for 1 days tuition on the correct use of the whip to improve his technique.

The Stewards fined G.T.Lynch, trainer, €350 for lodging a passport in respect of Sids Choice (GB), 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.

154C Eamon Sheridan Opportunity H'cap H'dle

The Turf Club Veterinary Officer examined Elsie, trained by Thomas Mullins, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to have sustained a cut on her leg but otherwise was Post Race Normal

J.J. Burke, rider of Elsie trained by Thomas Mullins, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount never travelled.

154D Mulholland Bookmakers M'dn H'dle

K.J. Quigley, rider of Kilcaragh Boy trained by Paul W. Flynn, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount made a respiratory noise at the second last hurdle.

The Turf Club Veterinary Officer examined Kilcaragh Boy, trained by Paul W. Flynn, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be Post Race Normal. Samples were taken for analysis.

The Stewards enquired into the running and riding of Kilcaragh Boy, placed fifth, ridden by K.J. Quigley, and trained by Paul W. Flynn.
Evidence was heard from the rider and trainer concerned.
K.J. Quigley stated that his instructions were to drop his mount out as he is keen at home and to do his best from there. He stated that he missed the break and couldn't lie up with the field, made a respiratory noise around the second last hurdle and made a mistake at the last, but got a second wind after the last and passed tired horses close home. He felt he had obtained his best possible placing.
Paul W. Flynn, confirmed the instructions and stated that he got this horse cheaply from the Point to Point field. He said from what he saw of the Point to Points, Kilcaragh Boy wasn't staying the 3 miles as he was too keen, so he dropped him back to 2 miles for his first run on the track today and put a hood on him to see if he could get him to switch off. He added his charge obviously got the trip well and since he couldn't lie up with the field over 2 miles, he plans to step him up in trip in future. He further added the rider is inexperienced and he is trying to give him race riding experience and guidance but expressed satisfaction with the ride given the circumstances, except adding that his rider could be more forceful in the finish.
The Stewards also received a report from the Turf Club Veterinary Officer who stated that Kilcaragh Boy was Post Race Normal.
Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards noted the explanations offered by the trainer and they cautioned K.J. Quigley to be seen to show more effort in future.

154E John Madden & Sons H'cap H'dle

D.E. Splaine, rider of Native Son trained by M. Flannery, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount lost action and was pulled up.

The Stewards enquired into an incident after the hurdle past the stands with a circuit to go involving Illtakeitfromhere, ridden by S.A. Shortall, fell at last hurdle, Seeyouallincoppers, ridden by M. Darcy, placed third and The Yellow Bin, ridden by D. Meyler, placed fifth, where it appeared Illtakeitfromhere suffered interference and collided with the running rail, and The Yellow Bin suffered interference and had to check. Evidence was heard from the riders concerned. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards were of the opinion any interference caused was accidental and took no further action.

154G On Facebook (C&G) (Pro-Am) INH Flat Race

The Turf Club Veterinary Officer examined Iffjack, trained by Gordon Elliott, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal.



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