Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Gowranpark 21st September 2014

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

D.P. McDonogh rode Furacano (reserve) , trained by Eoin Christopher McCarthy (Race 3)
N.G. McCullagh rode High Hill Beauty (reserve) , trained by John Joseph Murphy (Race 4)

260B Irish Stallion Farms EBF (C&G) M'dn

Adrian O'Shea, rider of Mc Diamond, trained by Mrs.A.M.O'Shea, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount did not handle the ground, became disunited and was therefore pulled up.

The Stewards enquired into the running and riding of Aloft, ridden by J.A. Heffernan, and trained by A.P.O'Brien. Evidence was heard from the rider and trainer concerned. J.A. Heffernan stated that he was not given any instructions with this colt and his intentions were to get his mount to break well and settle as best as he could bearing in mind the poor draw for today's race. He stated that his mount broke and travelled well throughout until meeting with traffic problems in the straight when he was patient for a gap to appear and later in the closing stages was forced to switch to his outside before running on strong in the closing stages. A.P .O'Brien, trainer, expressed his satisfaction with the ride and stated that he had not given any instructions to his rider as he felt he was very experienced to make these decisions as the race unfolded, bearing in mind that his charge was very inexperienced, drawn very wide and making his first appearance in a race. The Stewards also received a report from the Turf Club Veterinary Officer who stated that Aloft was found to be post race normal. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards noted the explanations offered and took no further action.

The Turf Club Veterinary Officer examined Estrenar, trained by W. McCreery, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be lame post race.

260C1 Live Music After Racing H'cap

S. Foley, rider of Share A Secret (GB) trained by Garvan Donnelly, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount lost it's action and was eased thereafter.

D.P. McDonogh, rider of Furacano trained by Eoin Christopher McCarthy, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount was checked in running.

260C2 Live Music After Racing H'cap

D.A. McCormack, rider of Corker Hill, trained by Noel Lawlor, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount travelled well before hanging badly under pressure.

260D Powerstown Stud M'dn

W.J. Lee, rider of Belclare Boy, trained by P.Meany, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount ran very green, made a respiratory noise in running and changed it's legs on several occasions.

260E D.Cordell Lavarack/Lanwades Stud(F)Stks

N.G. McCullagh, rider of Akira trained by J.R. Barry, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount slipped while rounding the final bend.



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