Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Dundalk 26th September 2014

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

G.F.Carroll rode Rockview Emperor (reserve) , trained by John C. McConnell (Race 4)
Rory Cleary replaced K.J. Manning on Rapid Eye, trained by J. S. Bolger (Race 1)(Stewards permission)

263A Irish Stallion Farms EBF Auction M'dn

F. Lynch, rider of Indian Tomahawk (GB), trained by M.D. O'Callaghan, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount clipped the rail turning into the straight.

The Turf Club Veterinary Officer reported to the Stewards that Ginger Muffin trained by Sarah Dawson was reported, by her trainer, to be showing signs of being in season post race.

263B Irish Stallion Farms EBF Med. Auct. Race

The Stewards requested a report from J. S. Bolger, trainer as to the apparent improvement in form of Intense Style, placed first, as compared with its recent form. The trainer's representative reported that the horse disappointed on his last start over a mile in Listowel . He added that today's drop in trip and change in tactics , by racing prominently had helped his charge return to form. Having considered the report the Stewards noted the explanation offered.

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The Stewards enquired into possible interference turning into the straight involving Duca Valentinois, ridden by L.P. Dempsey, placed fourth and Bluerince Lady, ridden by Gavin Faulkner, placed fifth. Evidence was heard from the riders concerned, in the presence of J.P.Murtagh, who accompanied Luke Dempsey. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards made no alteration to the judge's placings. However, Luke Dempsey was found to be in breach of Rule 213, having failed to report, at the first instance that his horse had hung throughout and having considered his record, cautioned him concerning his future responsibilities in this regard.

L.P. Dempsey, rider of Duca Valentinois, trained by J.P. Murtagh, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount hung throughout.

C.D. Hayes, rider of Red Haired Mary, trained by P.D. Deegan, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount got very upset in the stalls.

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The Stewards enquired into two incidents in the straight. The first incident involved Gun Shoot, ridden by C.R. King, placed third, Pennys Angel, ridden by L.F.Roche, placed second and Too Many Diamonds, ridden by R.P.Cleary, unplaced. The second incident involved Master Melody, ridden by D.E. Hogan, placed fourth, Bwindi, ridden by N.G. McCullagh, unplaced, the winner, Halarath, ridden by G.F. Carroll, and Too Many Diamonds, ridden by R.P.Cleary. Evidence was heard from the riders concerned. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards took no action in the first incident, having deemed the interference to be accidental, however, they were of the opinion that Gary Carroll was in breach of Rule 214, in that he rode carelessly in the second incident and having considered his record, suspended him for three race days.

The Stewards requested a report from C. Moore, trainer as to the apparent improvement in form of Halarath, placed first, as compared with its recent form. The trainer reported that his charge did not handle the quick going on her last two starts, but today benefited from a more forgiving surface. Having considered the evidence the Stewards noted the explanation offered.

C.D. Hayes, rider of Ed Led Jed, trained by John C. McConnell, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his saddle slipped leaving the stalls.



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