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Punchestown 31st 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):

Philip Fenton for Band Of Blood at Punchestown 31st December 2013.

The Stewards fined the following trainers in respect of their non-runners:-

J.Halley, trainer of The Grand Duke (GB) Stone bruise (Late withdrawal) - €200.
T.J.Corcoran, trainer of Rosetub (Withdrawn by order of the Stewards) - No rider nominated - €200.

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

Mr M.D. Byrne replaced Mr M.R. Byrne on Grange Hall, trained by Daniel Miley (Race 7)(Administration error).

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R.C. Colgan, rider of Lottodo trained by Ms Claire O'Connell, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount was found to be lame behind when pulled up in running.

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R. Walsh, rider of Troll D'Oudairies (FR) trained by Martin Brassil, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount made a very bad mistake at the second fence which brought him to a standstill and consequently was pulled up.

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P. Townend, rider of Mourad trained by W.P. Mullins, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount never travelled throughout this race.

The Stewards received a report from the Clerk of the Scales, Mr P.L. Malone, regarding the failure of B.J. Cooper, rider of Rivage D'Or (FR), placed fifth, to weigh in after this race. Evidence was heard from the rider concerned who stated that it was a complete oversight on his part as he mistook his finishing position. Having considered the evidence, the Stewards were satisfied that B.J. Cooper was in breach of Rule 227(i) and severely cautioned him having taken his good previous record into consideration and furthermore they disqualified Rivage D'Or (FR) from fifth place in accordance with the provisions of Rule 230(ii).

The Turf Club Veterinary Officer examined Mourad, trained by W.P. Mullins, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to have lost an off fore shoe.

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Mr P.J. Cosgrave, rider of Diamond Reign, trained by J.G.Cosgrave, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his saddle slipped in the early stages of this race.

S.J. Crimin, rider of Here To Win, trained by Oliver McKiernan, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his saddle slipped at about the half way stage of this race.



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