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Dundalk 4th January 2019

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

R.P. Cleary rode Eunoia (GB) (reserve) , trained by T.F. Shaw (Race 3)
D.E. Sheehy rode Seyasah (reserve) , trained by Shane Ryder (Race 7)

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Under the provisions of Rule 90, the Stewards allowed Gatsby Cap, trained by J.A.Stack, to run on receipt of the trainer's written assurance that the error identified in the certification of vaccinations would be corrected in accordance with Rule 91 within the timeframe specified.

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D.M. Simmonson, rider of Ahundrednotout (GB) trained by John James Feane, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount's saddle slipped in the back straight.

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined Arbourfield, trained by Mrs Prunella Dobbs, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal.

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W.M. Lordan, rider of Rips Dream trained by Patrick J.Flynn, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount hung left.

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The Stewards received a report from Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Starter, Mr J.R. Banahan, that Andrew Kinirons, who attended the start with Pacific Fleet (USA), trained by Madeleine Tylicki, failed to comply with his instructions at the start. Evidence was heard from the starter, trainer and authorised representative concerned. Having viewed the recording of the incident and considered the evidence, the Stewards advised Ms. Tylicki and Mr. Kinirons of the requirement to comply with the instructions of the Starter as per Rule 13 (b).

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J.M. Moore, rider of Alhajjaj (GB) trained by Anthony McCann, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount's saddle slipped.

The Stewards enquired into the apparent improvement in form of Duke Of Waspington, trained by P.J.F. Murphy, placed first, compared with its recent form. Evidence was heard from IHRB Handicapper, Mr. G. O'Gorman, who stated that this horse had been rated as high as 66 on one stage but had slipped to 56 tonight, he had run very well last season but had run poorly last twice and had appeared to have lost form in recent times. He also gave evidence regarding the betting patterns for this horse. Evidence was also heard from the trainer concerned who stated that this horse had been disappointing on turf, prior to returning to the all-weather where he ran poorly. Subsequent to that, the horse was discovered to have had a drop in his foot. This was successfully treated. The horse was also treated by a physio for a shoulder issue, as he had been hanging at home. He was also looked at by an equine dentist who advised the use of a rubber bit and he seemed to work better in it at home. He felt the horse had a place chance tonight, especially with Feisty Katerina (USA) becoming a non-runner. Having considered the evidence the Stewards noted the explanation.

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The Stewards interviewed W.T. Byrne, rider of McGuigan, 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 found the rider in breach of Reg. 10.3(f) (frequency) and Reg. 10.4 (time to respond) and having taken his record into account, suspended the rider for two race days.


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

Mr. F. Cahill (Chairman)
Mr. N.B. Wachman
Mr. J. Hunt
Dr. P. Molony
Mr. P.D. Matthews

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

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