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Downpatrick 8th October 2021

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

J.S. McGarvey rode Carried (reserve) , trained by R. K. Watson (Race 5)
K.C. Sexton rode Mamaslittlestar (reserve) , trained by James Andrew Fahey (Race 5)
M.P. O'Connor replaced Eoin G. Kelly on Doonbeg Glory, trained by Adrian Murray (Race 5)(unwell)

297B Randox Health Rated Novice H'dle

D.J. O'Keeffe, rider of Trixie Mc trained by Thomas Gibney, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount stopped quickly.

The Stewards reviewed an incident approaching the final hurdle involving Craic Eile, ridden by S. Fitzgerald and Tom McGreevy, ridden by J.P. O'Sullivan, where it appeared that both horses got tight for room on the rails. Having viewed a recording of the incident the Stewards were satisfied that no further action was warranted.

297C Randox Health H'cap H'dle

L.P. Dempsey, rider of Lady Kapalua trained by J.P.Dempsey, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount went lame behind and pulled up.

297F C Russell Auto Sales Ltd Beginners S'ch

The Stewards interviewed J.B. Foley, rider of Gelee Blanche (FR), concerning his use of the whip in the closing stages of this race. Evidence was heard from the rider concerned, who accepted that he had used his whip beyond what was allowed. Having viewed a recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards were satisfied that J.B. Foley was in breach of Regulation 10.3 (g), frequency, and having considered his record in this regard suspended him for 2 racedays.

E. Walsh, rider of Happy Lad trained by Hugh Paul Finegan, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount jumped very deliberately.


The following Raceday Stewards acted on behalf of the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board at this race meeting:

Mr. Robert Steele (Chairman),
Mr. James Hunt,
Mr. Joe Collins,
Mr. Peter Matthews.

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

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