Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Galway 2nd August 2020

The Stewards fined the following trainer in respect of their non-runner:-

A.P.O'Brien, trainer of San Martino (Off Feed) - €200

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

M.P. Sheehy replaced C. Gahan on Ubume, trained by Joseph Patrick O'Brien (Race 1)(Rider administration error)
W.M. Lordan rode Rattling Jewel (GB) (reserve) , trained by Martin Hassett (Race 3)
R.P. Cleary rode Attalco (FR) (reserve) , trained by I.Madden (Race 7)
D.P. McDonagh rode Carol's Return (GB) (reserve) , trained by William Durkan (Race 7)

181A Kenny Galway H'cap

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined Sin E Shekells (GB), trained by Denis Gerard Hogan, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal.

181C Ardilaun Hotel H'cap

The Stewards enquired into possible interference in the closing stages of this race involving The Mpex Kid, ridden by M.P. Sheehy, placed second and Darkened, ridden by J.M. Sheridan, placed first, where it appeared that Darkened hung left in front of The Mpex Kid. 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 did not improve the final placing of Darkened. The Stewards made no alteration to the Judge's placings and took no further action.

S. Foley, rider of Eastern Racer trained by Sean Byrne, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount hung right.

G.P. Brouder, rider of Ducky Mallon trained by Donal Kinsella, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount ran short of room half way up the straight.

S.M. Mooney, rider of Never Back Down trained by Adrian McGuinness, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount was slowly away.

181D Irish Stallion Farms EBF 'Ahonoora' Hcap

S. Foley, rider of Njord trained by Mrs John Harrington, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount was slowly away.

R.P. Cleary, rider of Breaking Story trained by Ms. Sheila Lavery, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount got no luck in running.

The Stewards requested a report from Adrian McGuinness, trainer as to the apparent improvement in form of Current Option, placed first, as compared with its last run. Adrian McGuinness reported that on his last run his charge was drawn wide and ran very free. Today, his charge had a favourable draw, settled well and benefitted from a drop in distance from 1 mile to 7 furlongs and also running without a hood which was worn on the last run. Having considered the evidence the Stewards noted the explanation offered.

181E Irish Stallion Farms EBF (Fillies) M'dn

The Stewards enquired into an incident in the closing stages involving Golddragon Reef, ridden by S. Foley and Secret Sea, ridden by R. Coakley, where it appeared that interference may have occurred. Evidence was heard from the riders concerned. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards were satisfied that the incident was accidental in nature and they therefore took no further action.

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined La Joya, trained by W.P. Mullins, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal.

181F JPK Fencing Race

The Stewards interviewed Mr Ben Delmer, Authorised Representative for W.P. Mullins, Trainer, following a report from the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer, Dr. Lynn Hillyer, to the effect that Buildmeupbuttercup (GB) was found to have had an obvious mark of blood on the offside over the jugular during routine pre race inspection. Mr Delmar reported that his charge had a blood sample taken by a veterinary practitioner in the yard prior to travelling. Dr. Hillyer confirmed that, having spoken to the Veterinary practitioner, she was satisfied with this explanation. Having considered the evidence including photographic evidence in consultation with Dr. Hillyer, the Stewards allowed Buildmeupbuttercup to run on condition that written confirmation was provided by the trainer's Vet to the effect that the horse had been blood sampled privately and that the horse will be sampled post race. The Stewards advised Mr. Delmer that it was not acceptable to present a horse in such a manner and reminded him of the trainer's future responsibilities in this regard.

181G Fr. Breen Memorial H'cap

P.A. Harnett, rider of Aim For Glory trained by T.Hogan, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount hung left throughout.

James J. Doyle, rider of Alabaster (GB) trained by Denis Gerard Hogan, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount hung right throughout.

GENERAL INFORMATION

The following Raceday Stewards acted on behalf of the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board at this race meeting:

Ms. Mary Cosgrave (Chairman),
Mr. John Powell,
Mr. Anthony Ryan,
Mr. M.F. O'Donoghue.



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


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