Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Limerick 23rd July 2015

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

P. Carberry replaced B.J. Geraghty on Shadow Catcher (GB), trained by Gordon Elliott (Race 4)(Stewards' Permission)

192B (Mares) Novice H'dle

The Stewards enquired into possible interference after the final hurdle involving Thanks For Tea, ridden by P. Townend, placed first, Duckweed, ridden by R.M. Power, placed second and What A Jewel, ridden by M.P. Butler, placed third, where it appeared both Duckweed and What A Jewel ran short of room on the inside. Evidence was heard from the riders concerned. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards were satisfied that the interference caused by Thanks For Tea improved its position in relation to Duckweed and ordered it be placed behind Duckweed and took no further action. The amended result now reads 1st Duckweed, 2nd Thanks For Tea, 3rd What A Jewel, 4th The Brock Inn, 5th Jesmond Lodge. Mrs. T.K. Cooper absented herself from this enquiry.

The Turf Club Veterinary Officer examined Antilope Du Seuil (FR), trained by Gordon Elliott, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be clinically abnormal post race.

192C H'cap H'dle

The Stewards received a report from J.W. Kennedy into the fall on the flat of An Capall Mor, in the backstraight. The rider reported to the Stewards that he felt his mount clipped heels independently and couldn't apportion blame to any other rider. Having considered the rider's report and viewed a recording of the race, the Stewards took no further action.

192E Limerick's Live 95FM (Mares) Beg.S'chase

The Turf Club Veterinary Officer examined Icy Reply (GB), trained by W.P. Mullins, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be stiff behind post race.

192G Mike Denver Plays Live INH Flat Race

The Stewards received a report from the Turf Club Veterinary Officer, Ms. Nicola O'Connor MVB, that Baby Bellini, trained by I. Madden had entered the stableyard and on veterinary examination had displayed visible evidence of a recent skin disease. She further confirmed that no veterinary certificate regarding the skin condition was furnished to her as Veterinary Officer as required under Rule 148 (v). Evidence was heard from the trainer concerned who accepted that the horse had entered the stableyard with a visible skin disease and without a veterinary certificate related to the condition. Having considered the evidence, the Stewards were satisfied that I. Madden was in breach of Rule 148 (i) and (v) and fined him €500 and ordered the horse's withdrawal from the race and removal from the racecourse. They further requested the racecourse management to ensure that the relevant stables were not to be used for the remainder of the day and were to be disinfected immediately.

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