Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Navan 13th November 2016

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

K.M.Donoghue replaced J.S. McGarvey on Cause Of Causes (USA), trained by Gordon Elliott (Race 5)(injured).
R.M.Power replaced J.S. McGarvey on William Du Berlais (FR), trained by E. Bolger (Race 6)(injured)

318B For Auction Novice H'dle

The Turf Club Veterinary Officer examined Wakea (USA), trained by Karl Thornton, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal.

318C Lismullen H'dle

The Turf Club Veterinary Officer reported to the Stewards that Jer's Girl trained by Gavin Cromwell was suffering from an active skin disease. Evidence was heard from the trainer concerned who stated that Jer's Girl was being treated for a skin disease for the last three weeks. He was confident that the disease was no longer active and he produced a veterinary certificate to confirm this. In the trainer's opinion the problem must have flared up on the journey to the track.
Evidence was also heard from The Turf Club Veterinary Officers. Ms. Joan Taylor accepted that the disease may have been inactive when examined on Friday by the trainer's veterinary surgeon but was confident that it was now in an active state. Ms. Inge D'Haese also felt that the disease was still active. Having considered the veterinary evidence, the Stewards ordered the withdrawal of Jer's Girl using their powers under Rule 19(i). The Stewards were satisfied that the trainer had taken every possible precaution in the treatment of this disease and therefore took no further action.

318E EBF Beginners S'chase

D. Meyler, rider of Cillian's Return, trained by A.J.Martin, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his saddle slipped and was pulled up.

318F Meath Farm Machinery H'cap H'dle

The Stewards interviewed J.B. Kane, rider of Brand Ambassador, concerning his use of the whip in this race. Evidence was heard from the rider concerned. Having viewed a recording of the race and considered the evidence the Stewards were of the opinion that the rider was in breach of Regulation 10.3(f) and 10.3(b), in that he used the whip unnecessarily with excessive force and having considered his record, suspended him for four race days.

C.M. Collins, rider of Wolfslair, trained by Gordon Elliott, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount hung badly.

Disclaimer: Please note this information is provisional and is subject to amendment until published in the Irish Racing Calendar.

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