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Galway 28th October 2018

The Stewards fined the following trainers in respect of their non-runners:-

Peter Fahey, trainer of Josie Abbing (Late Withdrawal) - €200
P.Cluskey, trainer of Knockatoo Hill (Change in Going) - €200
Henry de Bromhead, trainer of The King Of Brega (Declared in Error) - €200

307D Ballymore H'cap S'chase

S.W. Flanagan, rider of Esthers Present trained by S.M O'Donoghue, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount made bad mistakes.

The Stewards enquired into the apparent improvement in form of Well Tom, trained by Aengus King, placed first, compared with its recent form. Evidence was heard from the trainer concerned, who stated that his charge has previously been running against superior opposition and that today was his first run in a handicap chase. He added that his charge has recently had a wind operation and has run in a tongue tie since. Mr. King was of the opinion that his charge ran respectably on his last run here, although finishing seventh, and that while he expected his charge to run well today, he was surprised with the win. Evidence was also heard from the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Senior National Hunt Handicapper, Mr. A. Shaw. Having considered the evidence the Stewards noted the explanation offered.

307G Galway Golf Club (F) (P-A) INH Flat Race

Mr H.D. Dunne, rider of Beautiful Betsy, trained by Norman Lee, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount ran out at the bend past the stable yard.

Ms L. O'Neill, rider of Miss Aloud trained by Gordon Elliott, reported to the Clerk of Scales that her mount cocked its jaw at the bend and ran out causing her to be unseated.

307H The Play In Pink Fundraiser Hdle

Owing to the low lying sun, the Stewards granted permission for the omission of the third hurdle from this race.


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

Mr. Justice R. Groarke (Chairman),
Mr. E. Flannery,
Ms. M. Cosgrave,
Mr. D. Gavin,
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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