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Roscommon 10th June 2014

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

R.C. Colgan replaced E.J. O'Connell on Noble Pageant, trained by S.J.Mahon (Race 5)(Injured)
G.N. Fox replaced J.L. Cullen on Slygufftou, trained by Michael McCullagh (Race 5)(Injured)
G.N. Fox rode Sarah Battle (reserve) , trained by Gerard Quirk (Race 7)
P. Carberry replaced K.C. Sexton on Define, trained by J.Motherway (Race 7)(Injured)

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J.J. Burke, rider of Minella Bell trained by John J.Nallen, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount finished lame.

The Turf Club Veterinary Officer examined Minella Bell, at the request of trainer, John J.Nallen, and reported the animal to be lame post race.

The Turf Club Veterinary Officer examined Nancy Belle, at the request of trainer, Thomas Cleary, and reported the animal to have received an injury in running.

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The Stewards requested a report from Adrian Murray, trainer as to the apparent improvement in form of Olwenbrook, placed first, as compared with its recent form. Adrian Murray reported that his yard has been under a cloud for a considerable length of time and prior to today he trained his last winner in August 2012. He noted a return to form recently of his Point to Pointers and racecourse runners and can only contribute todays success to the return to full health of all his horses. Having considered the evidence the Stewards noted the content of the report.

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P. Townend, rider of Italian Riviera (GB) trained by E. McNamara, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount made a respiratory noise in running.

S.J.Mahon, trainer of Busted Case, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his charge ran green, did not handle the ground, jumped very slowly at the last hurdle, veered sharply to the left after landing and pulled up.

D.N. Russell, rider of Honey Pound, trained by Augustine Leahy, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount was tight for room on the bend past the stands but his mount did not carry him throughout this race compared to the feel he got on the previous occasion.

The Turf Club Veterinary Officer examined Honey Pound, trained by Augustine Leahy, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal.

J.J. Burke, rider of Cill Tseadhna trained by F. Flood, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount never travelled throughout and was pulled up.

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The Turf Club Veterinary Officer examined Royal Boru, trained by Mrs Gillian Callaghan, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be clinically abnormal post race.

Mrs Gillian Callaghan, trainer of Royal Boru, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that her charge made a respiratory noise in running

The Stewards enquired into the apparent improvement in form of Imperial Breeze, trained by Neil McKnight, placed first compared with its recent run. Evidence was heard from the trainer concerned who stated that the previous run at Downpatrick 23rd March was his first under his care. He added that he was very disappointed with the run and sought veterinary advice on returning home. It was suggested that about a week should pass before blood samples were taken for analysis. Subsequently results showed signs of a virus in the geldings system. The animal was eased in his training until returning to good health in recent weeks. He further added that his yard was generally under a cloud in recent times. He admitted that he did not comply with the relevant rule to report anything that may have affected the running of his charge. Evidence was also heard from Noel O'Brien, Turf Club Senior N.H. Handicapper, who stated that he had dropped Imperial Breeze 3 lbs for his performance at Downpatrick but added that the animal had previously reached a rating of 99. Having considered the evidence the Stewards referred this matter to the Referrals Committee.

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D.E. Mullins, rider of Little Rocky (GB), trained by D. T. Hughes, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount hung to the right in the latter stages of this race.

The Turf Club Veterinary Officer examined Alileo (GER), trained by W.P. Mullins, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be blowing hard post race.

The Stewards interviewed A.D. Leigh, rider of Railway Tommy, concerning his use of the whip when racing at the rear of the contestants in the latter part of this race. Evidence was heard from the rider concerned. Having viewed a recording of the race and considered the evidence the Stewards accepted his explanation and took no action.

The Turf Club Veterinary Officer examined What A Rhumer, at the request of trainer, Seamus O'Farrell, and reported the animal to have been injured during the race.

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The Stewards fined Seamus O'Farrell, €350 for failing to lodge a passport in respect of Diamond's Return, in accordance with the provisions of Rule 90(ii).

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The Stewards enquired into possible interference in the latter stages of this race involving Polish Partisan, ridden by B.J. Geraghty, placed second and Knockanarrigan, ridden by M.A. Enright, placed first. 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 Judges placings and took no further action.

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The Stewards fined John F. O'Neill, trainer, €350 for lodging a passport in respect of Black Chandelier, 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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