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Downroyal 23rd July 2021

The Stewards fined the following trainer in respect of their non-runner:-

Declan Wall, trainer of Nightflight (Off Feed) - €200

203A Molson Coors Beverage Company Race

The Stewards received a report from the Irish Horse Racing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officier, that Skatingonice, trained by Joseph Patrick O'Brien, was found to be a gelding and not a colt as shown on the passport presented. Having considered the report, the Stewards fined Joesph Patrick O'Brien €130, in accordance with the provisions of Rule 148 (vi).

203B Coors H'cap

The Stewards reviewed an incident approximately a furlong from the finish involving Realtin Fantasy, ridden by A.J. Slattery, Pillar (GB), ridden by D. McMonagle, and No Speed Limit (FR), ridden by Izzy Clifton, where it appeared Realtin Fantasy got tight for room. Having reviewed the recording and considered the matter the Stewards decided that no further action was warranted.

D.P. McDonogh, rider of Ever Rock trained by J.J.Lambe, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount got upset in stalls.

203D Pravha H'cap

The Stewards enquired into possible interference in the straight involving Inflection Point, ridden by D.P. McDonogh, unplaced, Geological, ridden by Nikita Amelia Kane, placed first, Acquiescent, ridden by D. McMonagle, placed sixth and Drummond Warrior, ridden by Sorcha Woods, unplaced, where it appeared Acquiescent and Drummond Warrior got tight for room on the inner. Evidence was heard from the riders concerned. D.P. McDonogh stated that horses got congested ahead of him in the straight and he had to check off heels. D. McMonagle stated that he received pressure from his outside and had to take back off heels as it became very tight. Sorcha Woods stated she got bumped at which point she grabbed a hold of her mount and rebalanced. Nikita Amelia Kane stated that her mount edged right and she gave him a slap behind the saddle to try to keep him straight. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards made no alteration to the Judge's placings. They did however find Nikita Amelia Kane in breach of Rule 214 (Careless Riding) and having taken her record into account suspended her for two race days.

D.P. McDonogh, rider of Inflection Point trained by Kieran P. Cotter, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount dwelt at the start and got no run in the straight.

D. McMonagle, rider of Acquiescent, trained by John Joseph Murphy, reported to the Clerk of the Scales that his mount had to check after the road.

Sorcha Woods, rider of Drummond Warrior trained by R. K. Watson, reported to the Clerk of Scales that her mount had to check two furlongs out.

203E Her Majesty's Plate

G.P. Halpin, rider of Springbank trained by Ross O'Sullivan, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount lugged left down the hill.

The Stewards enquired into an incident on the bend into the straight involving Barbados, ridden by C.P. Hoban, Springbank, ridden by G.P. Halpin, and Iowa, ridden by W.M. Lordan, where it appeared Barbados got tight for room. Evidence was heard from the riders concerned. C.P. Hoban stated that his mount was plugging away, he got tightened up and took a check. W.M. Lordan stated that he had enough of a gap, went forward and got some contact on the bend. G.P. Halpin stated that his mount edged out to go by, flicked a lead and lay onto the horse on his inner. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards found that any interference was accidental in nature and took no further action.

203F Molson Coors Beverage Apprentice H'cap

The Stewards reviewed an incident on the turn into the straight involving Sam Missile, ridden by Izzy Clifton, and On The Spot, ridden by H.J. Horgan, where it appeared the two horses came close together. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the matter, the Stewards were satisfied that no further action was warranted.

The Stewards interviewed Adam Caffrey, rider of Strip Light, concerning his use of the whip in the latter stages of this race. Evidence was heard from the rider concerned who gave his evidence in the presence of Mr. K.R.O'Ryan and accepted he used his whip too frequently. Having viewed a recording of the race and considered the evidence the Stewards found Adam Caffrey in breach of Reg.10.3.(g)(frequency) and having taken his record into account cautioned him on this occasion.


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

Mr. Laurence McFerran (Chairman)
Mr. Thomas Breen
Mr. P.G. Stewart
Mr. P.D. Matthews

Following a request from broadcasters, the Stewards granted permission for the following delays:

Race 4 + 2 mins
Race 5 + 2 mins

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

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