Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Fairyhouse 27th September 2016

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

A.P.O'Brien, trainer of Spirit Of Valor (USA) (Going) - €200
A.P.O'Brien, trainer of Leo Minor (USA) (Going) - €200

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

J.A. Heffernan replaced D. O'Brien on Circus Ring, trained by A.P.O'Brien (Race 1)(Unwell)
J.A. Heffernan replaced D. O'Brien on Istan (GB), trained by A.P.O'Brien (Race 3)(Unwell)

270B Become A Member At Fairyhouse Nurs H'cap

The Stewards enquired from John James Feane, trainer, as to why he failed to fit an eyeshield to his charge Twist Of Magic having declared them under Rule 194 (d). The trainer apologised for any inconvenience caused and accepted that he had failed in his responsibility but stated that he had left a groom in charge of bringing the horses and respective equipment to the races today while he was away attending the bloodstock sales. He added that he was unable to acquire an eyeshield from any colleague and furthermore there was none in stock at a local tack shop. Having considered all the evidence, the Stewards took no further action. Twist Of Magic was withdrawn in accordance with the provisions of Rule 194 (e).

270C Blenheim Stakes

The Stewards enquired into an incident about one and a half furlongs from the finish involving Istan (GB), ridden by J.A. Heffernan, placed third and Mack Attack (GB), ridden by G.F. Carroll, placed fifth, where it appeared that Istan (GB) was left short of room along the running rail and checked. Evidence was heard from the riders concerned. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards were satisfied that any interference was accidental in nature and took no further action.

J.A. Heffernan, rider of Istan (GB) trained by A.P.O'Brien, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount met with bad interference about one and a half furlongs from the finish.

Disclaimer: Please note this information is provisional and is subject to amendment until published in the Irish Racing Calendar.

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