Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Dundalk 7th September 2014

245A Dundalk Stadium Race

The Stewards interviewed L. Morris, rider of Caspian Prince, 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 that the rider was in breach of Regulation 10.3(g), in that he had used his whip with the arm above shoulder height and having considered his record, they cautioned him in this regard for the future.

245B Crowne Plaza Hotel H'cap

The Turf Club Veterinary Officer examined Johnny Lawman, trained by John James Feane, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal.

245D www.dundalkstadium.com M'dn

The Stewards informed Damian Joseph English, trainer that Evatec Flyer, would have to be recertified before being declared to run from stalls again.

245E Dundalk Stadium Apprentice M'dn

The Stewards interviewed D.W. O'Connor, rider of Vallar (USA), concerning his use of the whip in closing stages of this race. Evidence was heard from the rider concerned in the presence of J. F. Levins, trainer and master of D. W. O'Connor. Having viewed a recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards were of the opinion that the rider was in breach of Regulation 10.3.(d), in that he had continued to hit his mount after his chance of winning or being placed had clearly gone and having considered his record cautioned him.

The Turf Club Veterinary Officer examined Hughs Flyer, trained by Kieran P. Cotter, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be lame post race.

The Stewards enquired into the running and riding of Emiest Rose, ridden by M.D. Jones, and trained by C.F. Swan. Evidence was heard from the rider and trainer concerned. M.D. Jones, stated that his instructions were to settle his mount in around sixth or seventh, get her relaxed and to do the best he could. He added that he misjudged the early pace of the race and left himself too far out the back. C.F. Swan confirmed the instructions given and expressed his dissatisfaction with the ride. He outlined the inexperience of this apprentice and felt on the day he had got it all wrong. The Stewards also received a report from the Turf Club Veterinary Officer who stated that Emiest Rose was found to be post race normal. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards noted the explanation offered in relation to the trainer, and they found the rider was in breach of Rule 212 in that he had failed to take all reasonable and permissible measures throughout the race to ensure his mount was given a full opportunity to win or obtain its best possible placing. Having taken his previous record in this regard into account, they suspended him for 7 race days and ordered that he forfeit his riding fee.

245F1 Friday Horse Racing Returns Sept 26 Hcap

The Stewards enquired into possible interference in the closing stages involving Hilary, ridden by K.K. Hennessy, placed first, Carla's Princess, ridden by Gary Paul Halpin, unplaced , Art Scene, ridden by P.J. Smullen, placed fifth, Indigo Iris, ridden by C.T. Keane, placed fourth and Snap Click, ridden by W.M. Lordan, unplaced, where it appeared interference had taken place. Evidence was heard from the riders concerned. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards made no alteration to the Judges placings. They were, however, of the opinion that K.K. Hennessy was in breach of Rule 214, in that he had ridden carelessly and having considered his record, they suspended him for two race days.

The Turf Club Veterinary Officer examined Danmas, trained by Rodger Sweeney, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal.

245F2 Friday Horse Racing Returns Sept 26 Hc

W.J. Lee, rider of Xsquared, trained by Ms. Joanna Morgan, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount travelled well but found nothing in the closing stages.

The Turf Club Veterinary Officer examined Xsquared, trained by Ms. Joanna Morgan, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal.

245F2 Friday Horse Racing Returns Sept 26 Hcap

The Stewards requested a report from J.F. Levins, trainer as to the apparent improvement in form of Havelock Ellis (GB), winner , as compared with its recent form.
The trainer reported that he only has the horse a number of months and his first run for him was his most recent run at Gowran Park. He said this was an apprentice race with no whips and he had blinkers on his charge, and he would've been inconvenienced by both of these factors. He applied cheekpieces today and gave instructions to his rider not to have the horse crowded and this may have brought about any apparent improvement in form.
Having considered the report, the Stewards noted the explanations offered.

The Stewards enquired into an incident in the closing stages involving Cash Or Casualty, ridden by D.W. O'Connor, placed third and Imrite, ridden by L.F. Roche, unplaced, where it appeared interference had taken place. Evidence was heard from the riders concerned in the presence of Damien Joseph English, trainer, representing J. F. Levins, trainer and master of D.W. O' Connor. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards were of the opinion that the rider was in breach of Rule 214 , in that he had ridden carelessly and having considered his record cautioned him.
Mr. A. Byrne, Acting Steward absented himself from this enquiry.

The Stewards received a report from the Turf Club Veterinary Officer, Mr. T. Smith, at 5.30pm (after the winner all right had been signalled) that having been presented with the passport of Havelock Ellis (GB), winner, the vaccinations were in breach of Rule 91 in that the most recent entry was dated 5th of September, within the previous 7 days.
Evidence was heard from the trainer concerned.
Having considered all the evidence, the Stewards referred the matter onto the referrals committee for further investigation.
Mr A. Byrne, Acting Steward, absented himself from this enquiry.

245G Crowne Plaza Race & Stay H'cap

C.D. Hayes, rider of Horsewithnoname trained by T.G.McCourt, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount reared badly when the stalls opened.



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