Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Limerick 26th December 2013

The following trainer was fined €200 for the non-notification of a Veterinary Certificate in accordance with the provision of Rule 194(v) (vi):

M.F.Morris for Ballysteen at Limerick 26th December 2013.

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

P.J. Colville, trainer of Upstager Off Feed - €200.

342A Anglo Printers M'dn H'dle

The Stewards enquired into possible interference after the last hurdle involving Horendus Hulabaloo, ridden by M.A. Enright, placed first and Ibsen, ridden by D.E. Splaine, placed third, where it appeared Ibsen ran short of room on the rail. Evidence was heard from the riders concerned. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards made no alteration to the Judge's placing.

The Stewards however found that M.A. Enright was in breach of Rule 214 by riding carelessly and having taken his good record into account, the Stewards cautioned him regarding his future responsibilities in this regard.

R. Loughran, rider of Leos Gift trained by John Joseph Murphy, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount made a noise and pulled up.

The Stewards enquired into the running and riding of Feenakilmeedy, ridden by R.J. Jones, and trained by C.Byrnes. Evidence was heard from the rider and trainer's representative concerned. R.J. Jones, stated that his instructions were to jump off three quarters way back in the field and hold onto the horse and get home as how she would handle the testing going was unknown. In the race, he waited with her as instructed, she made a mistake at the third last hurdle, gave a heave and gurgled in-running. In the straight she ran on well to finish second. He felt he had taken every permissable measure to obtain his best possible placing. Derry White, trainer's representative confirmed the instructions given. He stated that this mare has had wind problems and was operated on for her wind. He expressed himself happy with the ride given. The Stewards also received a report from the Turf Club Veterinary Officer who stated that this mare trotted soundly when examined but returned with a diffuse swelling over the front aspect of her right knee. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards noted the explanation offered.

However regarding the report which emerged during the course of the enquiry regarding the horse gurgling in-running, the Stewards referred the rider and trainer to the Referrals Committee for further investigation under Rule 213.

342C O'Kelly Demolition & Environmental H'dle

Sabrina J. Harty, trainer of Dalasiri, reported to the Office of the Governing Bodies that her charge was coughing post race.

342D Guinness (Mares) H'cap H'dle

Mr A. McCurtin, rider of Love On Top trained by John J. Walsh, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount never travelled on the ground and pulled up.

342F Woodlands House Hotel H'cap S'chase

A.P. Crowe, rider of Lethal Weapon, trained by C.Roche, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount never travelled.

M.J. Ferris, rider of Bangonform trained by D.E.Fitzgerald, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount made bad mistakes down the back and pulled up.

The Stewards interviewed C.D. Timmons, rider of Rory's Brother, concerning his use of the whip in latter stages of this race. Evidence was heard from the rider concerned. Having viewed a recording of the race and considered the evidence the Stewards found C.D. Timmons in breach of Regulation 10. 4. by failing to give his mount time to respond and having considered his previous good record they cautioned him as to his future responsibilities in this regard.

The Stewards interviewed S.J. Hassett, rider of Kilmurry Kid, concerning his use of the whip in the latter stages of this race of this race. Evidence was heard from the rider concerned. Having viewed a recording of the race and considered the evidence the Stewards found S.J. Hassett in breach of Regulation 10. 4. by failing to give his mount time to respond and having taken his good record into account cautioned him as to his future responsibilities in this regard.

342G GGL Security 24/7 Alarm INH Flat Race

The Stewards fined E. McNamara, trainer, €130 for lodging a passport in respect of Aintnofriendofmine, 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.



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