Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Sligo 30th September 2015

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

D.J. Mullins replaced A.E. Lynch on Skehana Bridge, trained by John Patrick Ryan (Race 2)(Injured)
D.E. Mullins replaced A.E. Lynch on Willow Grange, trained by John Patrick Ryan (Race 3)(Injured)
M.J. Bolger replaced S.W. Flanagan on Ard Cregg, trained by V. T. O'Brien (Race 5)(Unwell)
B.T. O'Connell replaced S.W. Flanagan on Hurry Kitty, trained by Miss Elizabeth Doyle (Race 6)(Unwell)

268B Frank O'Beirne Memorial Beginners S'ch

Mrs D.A.Love, trainer of Glendaars Best, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that her charge sustained a cut to a foreleg in running and was pulled up

The Stewards received a report from Turf Club Starter, Derek Cullen, that M.P. Walsh, rider of Badgerfort, M.W. Bowes, rider of Caledon Craic, B.M. Cash, rider of Doolough Lad, A.P. Crowe, rider of Glendaars Best, R. Loughran, rider of Nimdani, M.J. Bolger, rider of Say Geronimo, D.J. Mullins, rider of Skehana Bridge, P.T. Enright, rider of Vicangelome (FR), R.C. Colgan, rider of Trainspotting (GB) and B.T. O'Connell, rider of Fainne An Lae had disobeyed his instructions and caused a false start. Evidence was heard from the starter Derek Cullen, the advance flagman Tom Clifford, the Starters assistant John O'Sullivan and the riders concerned. Having viewed the recording of the incident and considered the evidence, the Stewards were satisfied that all the above named riders were in breach of Rule208 (3). The Stewards therefore suspended M.P. Walsh, M.W. Bowes, B.M. Cash, A.P. Crowe, R. Loughran, P.T. Enright and R.C. Colgan for 2 racedays having taken their clean previous record into consideration. The Stewards suspended B.T. O'Connell, D.J. Mullins and M.J. Bolger for 3 racedays having taken their previous record into consideration.

268C IT Sligo Student Day Novice H'cap Schase

The Turf Club Veterinary Officer examined Off The Mark, trained by C.Roche, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal.

268E St Angela's College Sligo Beg. S'chase

The Stewards interviewed P.T. Enright, rider of Westerner Point, concerning his use of the whip in the 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 were of the opinion that P.T. Enright was in breach of R10(3)(f) by using his whip with excessive force and R10(4) by failing to give his mount time to respond to the whip and consequently cautioned him having taken his clean previous record into consideration.

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

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