Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Dundalk 12th December 2014

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

O. Orr rode Rock Band (GB) (reserve), trained by Emmet Michael Butterly (Race 4)
I.T. Queally rode Charmingandpretty (reserve) , trained by William Coleman O'Brien (Race 5)

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The Stewards interviewed C.D. Hayes, rider of Majestic Timeline, 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 C.D. Hayes 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 1 raceday.

D.P. McDonogh, rider of National Service (USA) trained by Gordon Elliott, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount was sore on pulling up after this race.

The Turf Club Veterinary Officer examined National Service (USA), trained by Gordon Elliott, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be lame post race.

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The Stewards enquired into an incident shortly after turning into the home straight involving Norville, ridden by P.K. Donovan, Storm, ridden by R. Coakley, Ftstepsinthebrogue, ridden by S. Corby, and Versilia Gal, ridden by L.P. Dempsey, where it appeared Norville and Versilia Gal suffered interference. Evidence was heard from the riders concerned and from Mr. Garvan Donnelly, trainer representing Mr. Michael Halford, trainer and master of S. Corby. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards were of the opinion R. Coakley was in breach of Rule 214 in that he had ridden carelessly, and having taken his record into account, they suspended him for 2 racedays.



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