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Fairyhouse 11th October 2014

The Stewards fined the following trainers in respect of their non-runners:-

A.J.Martin, trainer of Manuka (Declared in error) - €200
S.R.B. Crawford, trainer of Young Palm (Ground) - €200 and €200 late withdrawal

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

S.A. Shortall replaced J.J. Burke on Brave Love, trained by Leonard Whitmore (Race 1)(Unwell)
G.N. Fox replaced J.J. Burke on Oscar Invitation, trained by Eoin Griffin (Race 2)(Unwell)
J.S. McGarvey replaced J.J. Burke on Six Books, trained by W.M.Roper (Race 5)(Unwell)
B.R. Dalton replaced J.J. Burke on The Amarillo Kid, trained by W.F. Codd (Race 6)(Unwell).

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A.P. Thornton, rider of Theatre One, trained by Sarah Dawson, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount made a respiratory noise after the third last hurdle.

R.M. Power, rider of Walk To Freedom, trained by Mrs John Harrington, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount ducked out through the running rail when nearing the winning post. He felt that his mount shied away from his immediate challenger.

The Turf Club Veterinary Officer examined Raystown, at the request of trainer, Dermot Anthony McLoughlin, and reported the animal to be bleeding from his right nostril after this race.

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The Turf Club Veterinary Officer examined Six Books, at the request of trainer, W.M.Roper, and reported the animal to be post race normal.

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A.P. Thornton, rider of The Black Devil trained by Miss Claire Simpson, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount hung badly to the right from the fourth hurdle.

The Turf Club Veterinary Officer examined Sultana Belle, trained by S.R.B. Crawford, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal.

The Stewards received a report from Mr I. Hamilton , Turf Club Clerk of the Scales, regarding the fact that S.A. Shortall , rider of Bank The Bucks , weighed in at 1.6 lbs overweight. Evidence was heard from the rider concerned, who stated that he had weighed out at .9lbs over the base weight and had a cup of water. Having considered the evidence, the Stewards were satisfied that S.A. Shortall was in breach of Rule 231 and they therefore suspended him for 1 raceday having taken his previous record into consideration.

The Stewards enquired into the running and riding of Bashful Beauty, ridden by D.E. Mullins and trained by Norman Lee. Evidence was heard from the rider and trainer concerned. D.E. Mullins,rider,stated that he was given specific instructions not to ask his mount at the hurdles, leave him on the bridle as he goes better ridden this way, ride him with his heels and to keep the bit up in his mouth with a hold of his head for as long as possible as he does not go for a drive. He added that he rode exactly as instructed but in a fast early pace he was unable to lie up and missed some hurdles. He said that he squeezed his mount from the fourth last hurdle and slapped him early in the straight but on getting no response he left him alone in the closing stages. He further stated that he told the trainer post race that his mount was dead in running and never travelled. Norman Lee, trainer, agreed with the account of the instructions as stated by the rider but in his opinion he felt that he had failed to ride his charge with determination and in so doing had failed to obtain his best possible placing. The Stewards also received a report from the Turf Club Veterinary Officer who stated that Bashful Beauty was post race normal. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards considered that the trainer had made a serious allegation and consequently referred the matter to the Referrals Committee.

The Stewards enquired into the running and riding of Sultana Belle, ridden by Mr S. Crawford and trained by S.R.B Crawford. Evidence was heard from the rider and trainer concerned. The trainer stated that this filly was returning from a lay off and the rider was instructed to drop in and to take his time with a view to finishing as well as possible. He added that he had reservations about the quick ground but felt that the race was run at a fast early pace which left his charge well off the pace and she was further compromised by jumping very high and losing ground. In the circumstance he was satisfied with the ride and recalled that her two victories were in the U.K at Hexham and Sedgefield. He added that she has been consistent but her future plans were undecided. The rider stated that he agreed with the instructions as relayed and added that in a very fast run race he became detached as a result of the quick ground, fast pace and slow jumping. He felt that he passed tired horses in the closing stages and he kept her going to finish fourth. The Stewards also received a report from the Turf Club Veterinary Officer who stated that Sultana Belle was post race normal. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards noted the explanations of both persons and took no further action.

The Turf Club Veterinary Officer examined Bashful Beauty, trained by Norman Lee, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal.

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R.M. Moran, rider of Trazar (FR) trained by Shane Nolan, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount was pulled up having burst a blood vessel.



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