Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Dundalk 21st November 2014

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The Turf Club Veterinary Officer examined Texas Ruby (USA), trained by Charles O'Brien, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be Post Race Normal.

W.M. Lordan, rider of Texas Ruby (USA), trained by Charles O'Brien, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount got upset in stalls.

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D.P. McDonogh, rider of Grey Danube trained by D.J. Bunyan, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount reared up leaving stalls.

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C.R. King, rider of Footprint, trained by Patrick Martin, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount never travelled.

The Turf Club Veterinary Officer examined Footprint, trained by Patrick Martin, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be Post Race Normal.

The Stewards requested a report from Tracey Collins, trainer as to the apparent improvement in form of So Sensible, winner, as compared with it's most recent run on the 5th November at Dundalk, where he finished last of 14 beaten 9 and 3/4 lengths.
Ms. Sheena Collins, authorised representative of the trainer concerned, reported that the horse's last run was his first run back after a break, his first run on the surface and his first time under lights. Also, the horse was badly drawn and broke poorly, and later suffered some interference in the home straight and was eased.
This evening the horse broke well and benefitted from being ridden more prominently, and this may have brought about any improvement in form.
Having considered the report, the Stewards noted the explanations offered.

D.E. Mullins, rider of Sacred Dragon (USA), trained by John Joseph Hanlon, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount was unable to go the pace early in the race, and got tight for room before leaving the back straight.

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The Stewards interviewed D.M. Melia, rider of King Of Oriel, unplaced, 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 D.M. Melia was in breach of Regulation 10 3 (b) in that he had used his whip when his chance of winning or being placed had clearly gone, and having taken his record into account, they suspended him for 2 racedays.

R.P. Downey, rider of Ed Led Jed, trained by John C. McConnell, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount was slowly away.

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The Stewards interviewed D. Fitzpatrick, rider of That's Ours (USA), winner, 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 D. Fitzpatrick was in breach of Regulation 10 3 (g) in that he had used his whip with his arm above shoulder height, and having considered his record, the Stewards cautioned him accordingly.

S. Foley, rider of Little Arrows trained by K.J. Condon, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount didn't move well throughout.

R.P. Downey, rider of Zambezi Tiger, trained by Garry Caldwell, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount lost his action turning into the home straight and was eased.

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The Stewards enquired into an incident shortly after turning into the home straight involving Chakisto (FR), ridden by J.P. O'Brien, and Coreczka, ridden by Christina Simpson, where it appeared Chakisto (FR) suffered interference. Evidence was heard from the riders concerned. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards advised Christina Simpson to ride with more care in future.



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