Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Sligo 4th May 2014

The following trainers were fined €200 for the non-notification of a Veterinary Certificate in accordance with the provision of Rule 194(v) (vi):

Mark Michael McNiff for Balboni at Sligo 4th May 2014.

Damian Joseph English for Tribal Path at Sligo 4th May 2014.

096A Join The Supp Club Fillies Med. Auc. Mdn

T.P. O'Shea, rider of Helen's Armada, trained by John Patrick Shanahan, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount ran short of room in the straight.

The Stewards enquired into an incident early in the home straight involving Helen's Armada, ridden by T.P. O'Shea, unplaced, Miss Spellt, ridden by D.P. McDonogh, placed fifth and Muileata, ridden by K.J. Manning, placed third, where it appeared that Helen's Aarmada ran short of room and had to check. Evidence was heard from the riders concerned. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards were of the opinion that the incident was accidental in nature and took no further action.

096B www.countysligoraces.com H'cap

The Stewards enquired into possible interference in the closing stages involving Northern Surprise, ridden by W.J. Lee, placed first and Tom Dooley, ridden by M.C. Hussey, placed second, where it appeared Tom Dooley ran short of room and had to check. Evidence was heard from the riders concerned. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards were satisfied that the winner in causing interference to the second placed horse, had not improved his position in doing so. The Stewards therefore made no alteration to the Judge's placings. They were, however, of the opinion that W. J. Lee was in breach of Rule 214 in that he had ridden carelessly and having taken his previous record in this regard into account, they suspended him for two race days.

The Stewards interviewed W.J. Lee, rider of Northern Surprise, concerning his use of the whip in the closing stages of this race. Evidence was heard from the rider concerned who stated that his mount was idling badly in front, but accepted that he was in breach of guidelines pertaining to use of the whip. 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. 4. in that he had failed to give his mount sufficient time to respond. Having taken his previous record in this regard into account, they suspended him for two race day's.

The Stewards fined Timothy Doyle, trainer, €130 for lodging a passport in respect of Northern Surprise, 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.

096C Sligo GAA Race Day August 19th H'cap

T.P. O'Shea, rider of Elusive Sally trained by Ms. Ann R. Reilly, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount missed the break on leaving the stalls.

096F Guinness H'cap

The Turf Club Veterinary Officer examined Tiffany Bay, trained by John Patrick Shanahan, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal.

The Turf Club Veterinary Officer examined Greanta, trained by J. S. Bolger, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal.

The Stewards interviewed T.P. O'Shea, rider of Tiffany Bay, 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 (b), in that he had continued to use his whip after his chance of winning or being placed had clearly gone. Having taken his previous record in this regard into account, they suspended him for four race days.



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