Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Killarney 16th May 2016

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

C. Brassil replaced J.M. Moore on Stolberg, trained by A.J. McNamara (Race 3)(Stewards' Permission)
G.N. Fox replaced J.M. Moore on Aimin For Anna, trained by Thomas P.O'Connor (Race 4)(Stewards' Permission)
P.T. Enright replaced J.M. Moore on Tulsa Jack, trained by Noel Meade (Race 6)(Stewards' Permission)

114A La Na gClub M'dn H'dle

The Stewards enquired into the running and riding of Davids Charm, ridden by A. McCurtin, and trained by John J. Walsh. Evidence was heard from the rider and trainer concerned. A. McCurtin, stated that his instructions were to give the horse plenty of light, sit in behind the leaders and win from there but not hit the front too soon. In the race itself the horse jumped a bit big early but was under pressure at all stages as he didn't travel. He felt the three horses in front stopped and his mount stayed on well and ran on in the straight. John J. Walsh, confirmed the instructions and that he wanted the rider to settle the horse having its first run. He felt he raced green and that in a bad race the others stopped. He stated that the horse was fit today. He expressed himself satisfied with the ride and he was happy with the horse which ran above expectations. The rider added that the horse felt sound throughout the race. The Stewards also received a report from the Turf Club Veterinary Officer who stated that Davids Charm was blowing hard post race and had returned with a graze to his right hind cannon and a cut to his left hock. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards referred the matter to the Referral Committee under Rule 14 (ii).

The son of Mr. John J. Walsh, trainer of Davids Charm, reported to the Turf Club Veterinary Officer at 6.10pm that their charge coughed twice in the stable yard post examination.

John J. Walsh, trainer of Davids Charm, reported to the Office of the Governing Bodies on 17th May last that his charge was found to be stiff when pulled out of his box and had mucous and blood in his trachea following endoscopic examination. He was also found to have abrasions and scratches on the inside of both legs.

114B Kelly Brothers Sliabh Luachra H'dle

B.J. Cooper, rider of Bright New Dawn trained by Gordon Elliott, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount made a noise in-running.

114C Robin Parke Memorial H'cap H'dle

John J. Walsh, trainer of Monasteradenpauric, reported to the Office of the Governing Bodies on 17th May that his charge was examined this morning and found to have mucous and blood in his trachea.

114G Dan Linehan's Bar And B&B Hunters S'ch

The Stewards fined G.T.Lynch, trainer, €350 for lodging a passport in respect of Follow The Moon, in which the vaccinations did not conform with the provisions of Rule 91. The Stewards allowed the horse to run on receipt of the trainer's written assurance that the vaccinations were in order.

The Stewards held an enquiry into the circumstances surrounding the vaccination of Follow The Moon in this race. Evidence was heard from Ms Joan Taylor, Turf Club Veterinary Officer and Mr Jody Daniels, authorised representative, for G.T. Lynch, trainer. Ms Taylor stated that when she examined the passport of Follow The Moon it was not correctly vaccinated in accordance with Rule 91. When questioning the trainer's representative regarding this he had stated that the horse had not received the required vaccination. The trainer's representative stated to the Stewards that the horse had in fact been vaccinated by a veterinary practice in Limerick and when speaking to the Turf Club Veterinary Officer he had not been fully clear and may have been misunderstood as a result. The Turf Club Veterinary Officer accepted she may have misunderstood the trainer's representative. Having considered the evidence the Stewards allowed the horse to run under Rule 90 (iii) subject to a fine of €350 on the written assurance from Mr Daniels that the vaccinations were in fact in order. .

The Turf Club Veterinary Officer examined Hedgeinator, trained by Alan Fleming, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be blowing hard post race.

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