Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Killarney 13th July 2016

184C Killarney Avenue/Munster Joinery H'cap

The Stewards requested a report from John Joseph Murphy, trainer, as to the apparent improvement in form of Rosin Box, placed first, as compared with its recent run. John Joseph Murphy reported that his charge had one run in 2015 and made her reappearance in 2016 at Listowel on the 5th June where she was a close up fifth. She ran seventeen days later at Naas but disappointed when never travelling throughout the race. He added that no abnormality was found post race but his yard had been generally under a cloud and had recently returned to a good vein of form. He believes that the general well being of his horses has contributed to this success. Having considered the evidence the Stewards noted the content of the report.

184D Malton H'cap

P.J. Smullen, rider of Xsquared, trained by Peter Fahey, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that the saddle slipped on his mount after two furlongs.

The Stewards received a report from P.L. Malone , Turf Club Clerk of the Scales, regarding the fact that D.G. Hogan , rider of Neatly Put (GB) , weighed in at 1.8 lbs overweight. Evidence was heard from the rider concerned, who stated that he was riding at a very light weight and rehydrated with some fluids after weighing out. Having considered the evidence, the Stewards were satisfied that D.G. Hogan was in breach of Rule 231 and they therefore suspended him for 1 raceday.

The Stewards enquired into the reason for two sections of hurdles being on the racetrack as the runners in this long distance flat race entered the back straight on the final circuit. Evidence was heard from Val O'Connell, Turf Club Clerk of the Course, who apologised for the situation and confirmed that he had since spoken with the Course Foreman and the fence marshalls attending the hurdle in question. He added that the fence marshalls had misjudged the distance of the race and acted too soon to erect the hurdle as they were overkeen to set up the course for the first hurdle race of the evening. The Stewards noted from the video evidence that the fence marshalls removed the two sections of hurdles prior to the horses reaching that part of the track. Having considered all the evidence, the Stewards noted the explanation offered.

N. Dooly, trainer of Coolfighter (GER), reported to the Office of the Governing Bodies on Friday 15th July that his charge was found to be lame post-race.

184E Ladbrokes Ireland M'dn H'dle

A.P. Heskin, rider of St Martin's Lane trained by Edward P.Harty, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount was pulled up having sustained an injury in running.

184F Paddy Power On Racing Post App Hcap Hdle

D.N. Russell, rider of Credo Star trained by Peter Fahey, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount was badly hampered in running and was eased down thereafter.

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