Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Dundalk 18th March 2016

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The Stewards interviewed Anastasia O'Brien, rider of Shark Island, concerning her 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 Anastasia O'Brien was in breach of Regulation 10 3 (f) in that she had used her whip with excessive frequency and having taken her record into account, they cautioned her accordingly.

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The Stewards informed Michael Mulvany, trainer that Prove The Point, would have to be recertified before being declared to run from stalls again.

The Stewards enquired into an incident early in the home straight involving Dancing On Air, ridden by Anastasia O'Brien, Drillmaster (USA), ridden by F.M. Berry, Masonbrook Lady, ridden by J.A. Heffernan, and Tasty Ginger, ridden by C.P. Hoban, where it appeared Dancing On Air suffered interference. Evidence was heard from the riders concerned. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards considered any interference to be caused accidentally and they took no further action.

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