Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Curragh 19th July 2014

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

Ms. Sheila Lavery, trainer of Gone Viral (Declared in Error) - €200.

185C Marker Hotel H'cap

The Stewards enquired into an incident in the final furlong involving Six Of Hearts (GB), ridden by T.P. Madden, Kings Ryker, ridden by S. Foley, and Have A Nice Day (GB), ridden by L.F. Roche, where it appeared Have A Nice Day (GB) ran short of room and was forced to check. Evidence was heard from the riders concerned. Mr N.P Madden, trainer, accompanied apprentice T.P. Madden at this enquiry. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards were of the opinion that S. Foley was in breach of Rule 214 by riding carelessly and having taken his record into account suspended him for two race days.

185D Jebel Ali Racecourse Anglesey Stakes

The Stewards enquired into an incident in the closing stages of this race involving Itorio, ridden by W.M. Lordan, and Rapid Applause (GB), ridden by F. Lynch, where it appeared Itorio was forced 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 that F. Lynch was in breach of Rule 214 by riding carelessly and having taken his record into account suspended him for one race day.

P.J. Smullen, rider of Newsletter, trained by K.J. Condon, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount ran flat.

185E O'Briens Wines EBF (Fillies) H'cap

W.T. Farrell, trainer of Ramone, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his charge showed signs of being in season post race.

The Stewards enquired into an incident about a furlong from the finish involving Calibrate (GB), ridden by P.J. Smullen, Maremmadiavola, ridden by F. Lynch, and Sretaw, ridden by C.D. Hayes, where it appeared Calibrate (GB) ran short of room and was forced to check. Evidence was heard from the riders concerned. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards deemed any interference accidental in nature and took no further action.

185F Darley Irish Oaks

J.P. O'Brien, rider of Tapestry, trained by A.P.O'Brien, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount stumbled on leaving stalls and saddle slipped.

The Stewards received a report from Mr. P.L. Malone , Turf Club Clerk of the Scales, regarding the fact that J.P. O'Brien, rider of Tapestry, weighed in at 1.6 lbs overweight. Evidence was heard from the rider concerned, who stated that he had taken a drink of water at the start and also that his mount sweated up due to the delayed start which may have accounted for the overweight on his return. Having considered the evidence, the Stewards accepted the explanation offered and took no further action.

The Stewards received a report from the Turf Club Veterinary Officer that Volume (GB) trained by Luca Cumani (in GB) was found to be wearing hind shoes with protrusions contrary to Regulation 16, prior to the running of this race. The Stewards gave permission for the filly to run provided the protrusions and/or the shoes could be removed. The removal of the protrusions from the shoes proved difficult, despite being attended to by two farriers, resulting in an unavoidable delay. The farriers achieved the removal of the protrusions prior to the time limit imposed by the Stewards allowing the filly to run.

P.J. Smullen, rider of Tarfasha, trained by D. K. Weld, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount travelled well but failed to pick up in the closing stages.

185H The Irish Field M'dn

W.M. Lordan, rider of No Wunder (GB), trained by David Wachman, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount received accidental interference close home. The Stewards confirmed this from the video evidence.



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