Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Limerick 8th November 2015

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

Gerard Michael Hussey, trainer of Ann Maries Reject (transport difficulties) - €200

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

Ms. A.B. O'Connor replaced Mr J.J. King on Mr Smith (GB), trained by C.Byrnes (Race 5)(transport difficulties).

310A Irish National Stud 3-Y-O M'dn H'dle

D.G. Hogan, rider of Tudor City, trained by A.J.Martin, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount did not handle the ground and was reaching at the hurdles, before staying on past tired horses.

The Turf Club Veterinary Officer examined Tudor City, trained by A.J.Martin, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal. Samples were taken for analysis.

The Stewards enquired into the running and riding of Tudor City, ridden by D.G. Hogan, and trained by A.J. Martin. Evidence was heard from the rider concerned and from Mick Cromwell, authorised representative for the trainer. D.G. Hogan, stated that his instructions were to jump off towards the rear, settle his mount as quickly as possible and to ride his mount to get the trip, bearing in mind that the animals best form is over a mile. He further added that their were concerns about the ground and at one point he had expected it to be a non runner. He said his mount settled well but reached at some of the hurdles and from four furlongs out began to lean left handed which he put down to tiredness on the ground, before staying on one paced in the closing stages. Mick Cromwell, confirmed the instructions given and expressed his satisfaction with the ride. He outlined past wind problems this horse had and stated that he had ran in the past with a tongue tie. He confirmed that the ground was a concern and felt that in order to stay the trip he would need more favourable ground conditions in the future. The Stewards also received a report from the Turf Club Veterinary Officer who stated that Tudor City was found to be post race normal (Samples were taken for analysis). Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards noted the explanations offered and advised D.G. Hogan to be seen to make more of an effort in the future. Mr. Patrick Barry, Chairman of the Stewards, absented himself from this enquiry and Mr. Con O'Mahony, acted as Chairman.

310C Racehorse Trainers Association M'dn H'dl

P.T. Enright, rider of Either In Or Out, trained by C.Byrnes, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount ran free early on, made a few jumping errors and struggled from the third last.

310D Britain v Ireland(QR)Challenge Hcap Hdle

The Stewards fined John Patrick Ryan, trainer, €350 for lodging a passport in respect of Mic Milano, 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.

310F Easyfix H'cap H'dle

S.A. Shortall, rider of Fleurys Fort, trained by L.Young, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount did not act on the ground and did not stay the trip.

310G Glenview (M)(Ladies Pr-Am) INH Flat Race

The Stewards received a report from Ms. Nicola O'Connor, Turf Club Veterinary Officer, stating that she was unable to positively identify Lake Maria, trained by Brendan W. Duke, from the markings on the passport. Evidence was heard from Ms. O'Connor and the trainer concerned, who accepted Ms. O'Connor's findings and apologised for the inconvenience caused. Having considered the evidence, the Stewards ordered the withdrawal of Lake Maria and referred the matter to the Chief Executive of the Turf Club for further investigation.

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