Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Galway 31st July 2014

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

John J. Walsh, trainer of Emerald Honours (Lame) (Late withdrawal) - €200

199A GuinnessPlus App Beginners S'chase

The Stewards met to consider a report from Chris Gordon, Turf Club Senior Security Officer in relation to an ongoing investigation into the vaccinations as recorded in the passport of Froggy trained by G.T. Lynch. Evidence was heard from Chris Gordon, Terry Smith, Turf Club Senior Veterinary Officer and Brian Cawley, Authorised Representative of G.T. Lynch, trainer, who was absent. Having considered the report, the Stewards using their powers under Rule 19 ordered the withdrawal of Froggy for a passport irregularity and referred the matter to the Chief Executive of the Turf Club.

L. Byrne, trainer of Wells China, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his charge scoped wrong post race.

199D Arthur Guinness EBF Corrib (F) Stakes

The Stewards enquired into an incident in the closing stages involving Tobann, ridden by K.J. Manning, unplaced, Floating Along, ridden by C.T. Keane, unplaced, Harpist, ridden by W.J. Lee, unplaced and Dark Skies, ridden by W.M. Lordan, placed fifth. Evidence was heard from the riders concerned. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards considered the incident to be accidental and took no further action.

199H Guinness Legacy INH Flat Race

The Stewards interviewed Mr D.L. Queally, rider of Blueprint Bob, 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 Mr D.L. Queally was in breach of R10(3)(f) by using his whip with excessive frequency and consequently cautioned him having taken his good previous record into consideration.

The Stewards interviewed Mr P.W. Mullins, rider of Clondaw Farmer, 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 Mr P.W. Mullins was in breach of R10(3)(f) by using his whip with excessive force and frequency and consequently suspended him for 2 racedays having taken his previous record into consideration.



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