Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Curragh 3rd April 2016

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

A.P.O'Brien, trainer of Father Christmas (Late Withdrawal - Change in Going) - €320
Mrs John Harrington, trainer of Marshall Jennings (Late Withdrawal - Change in Going) - €200
J.P. Murtagh, trainer of High Honcho (GB) (Withdrawn By Order - Passport Irregularity) - €350

067A Irish Stallion Farms EBF M'dn

The Stewards requested a report from Adrian Paul Keatley, trainer as to the apparent improvement in form of The Mcgregornator, winner, as compared with his first run here at the Curragh on March 20th, where he finished 11th of 12 horses beaten 16 lengths.
The trainer reported that on the horses first run, he never really travelled and he was all at sea early in the race, with his inexperience showing. Today, he showed the benefit of normal improvement that comes with having a run and he broke and travelled better early in the race. He can be a lazy horse at home and he showed the benefit of getting a strong drive from the halfway stage, coming off the bridle early but staying on well to the line better than the others.
Having considered the evidence, the Stewards noted the explanation offered.

067C Bet&Watch Irish And UK Live Hcp

The Turf Club Veterinary Officer examined Rattling Jewel (GB), at the request of trainer, Miss Nicole McKenna, and reported the animal clinically abnormal.

S. Foley, rider of In Salutem (GB), trained by K.J. Condon, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount failed to get a clear run in this race.

067D Big Bad Bob Gladness Stakes

The Turf Club Veterinary Officer examined Dick Whittington, trained by A.P.O'Brien, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be Post Race Normal.

T.Hogan, trainer of Gordon Lord Byron, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his charge scoped wrong post race.

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

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