Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Dundalk 21st February 2014

034B Ladbrokes H'cap

The Stewards enquired into possible interference in the straight involving Red Laser, ridden by S. Foley, unplaced, Shabra Emperor, ridden by J.A. Heffernan, placed fifth, Stoichkhov, ridden by R. Dawson, placed third, Captains Dilemma, ridden by G.J. Phillips, placed first and Phils Wish, ridden by E.J. McNamara, unplaced, where it appeared Phils Wish was forced to check. Evidence was heard from the riders concerned. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards found G. J. Phillips in breach of Rule 214 by riding carelessly by failing to take reasonable steps to avoid causing interference and having taken his record into account suspended him for four race days.

034C Ladbrokes Virtual H'cap

The Stewards enquired into possible interference shortly after leaving stalls involving Captain Cullen, ridden by C.T. Keane, Iron Major, ridden by P.J. Smullen, Doc Holliday, ridden by R.P. Downey, and Ask Dad (GB), ridden by A.P. Thornton. Evidence was heard from the riders concerned. Mr Gerard Keane, also attended this enquiry representing apprentice R.P. Downey. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards found A. P. Thornton in breach of Rule 211, in that he failed to keep a straight line until he had passed the Marker Poles. The Stewards cautioned him for this breach of rule. The Stewards also found him in breach of Rule 214 by riding carelessly and having taken his record in this regard into account they suspended him for two race days. .

034D Ladbrokes Mobile (F) M'dn

M.C. Hussey, rider of Lady Ranger, trained by Peter McCreery, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount ran green and collided with the fly-rail on entering the straight.

034F1 Ladbrokes Home Of Football H'cap

M.C. Hussey, rider of Seismic, trained by Gordon Elliott, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount clipped a heel on the turn-in, felt lame and he pulled up.

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

The Stewards interviewed J.A. Heffernan, rider of Winslow Arizona, concerning his use of the whip in the closing stages of this race. Evidence was heard from the rider concerned who stated that this horse hung violently in the straight. Having viewed a recording of the race and considered the evidence the Stewards found J.A. Heffernan in breach of Regulation 10 3 (g) by using his whip with the arm above shoulder height, and in view of the exceptional circumstances and having taken his record into account suspended him for two race days. The Stewards furthermore found J.A. Heffernan in breach of Rule 213 (i) in that he failed to report something which may have affected the running of his horse and cautioned him regarding his future responsibilities in this regard.

J.A. Heffernan, rider of Winslow Arizona, trained by Anthony Mullins, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries, in the course of the enquiry, that his mount hung violently in the straight.



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