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Kilbeggan 10th July 2020

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

L.P. Dempsey rode Zaccarela (FR) (reserve) , trained by Philip Fenton (Race 2)
D.J. O'Keefe rode Plinth (reserve) , trained by E. Bolger (Race 7)
J.M. Moore replaced S.W. Flanagan on Biddy The Boss, trained by Gavin Cromwell (Race 5)(Stewards' permission)

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R.M. Power, rider of Peres Et Fils trained by Mrs John Harrington, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount didn't handle the ground.

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The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined Royale Joana Has (FR), trained by Henry de Bromhead, at the request of the Stewards and reported that the animal was blowing hard and stiff behind post race.

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The Stewards enquired into possible interference in the closing stages of this race involving Freewheelin Dylan, ridden by R.A. Doyle, placed first, Three Musketeers, ridden by D.N. Russell, placed second and The Big Lense, ridden by L.P. Dempsey, placed fifth, where it appeared that The Big Lense got tight for room on the rails and checked. Evidence was heard from the riders concerned. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards made no alteration to the Judge's placings, however they were of the opinion that D.N. Russell was in breach of Rule 214 in that he had ridden carelessly. Having considered his previous record in this regard, the Stewards suspended D.N. Russell for 2 racedays.

M.P. Walsh, rider of Yanworth (GB) trained by E. Bolger, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount pulled up injured.

G. Brouder, rider of Woods Well trained by Gordon Elliott, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount finished lame.

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The Stewards interviewed Mr R. Sugrue, rider of Larry O, concerning his use of the whip in the closing stages of this race. Evidence was heard from the rider concerned. Having viewed a recording of the race and considered the evidence the Stewards were satisfied that Mr. R. Sugrue was in breach of Regulation 10.3 (g) excessive frequency and 10.3 (i) time to respond and having considered his record in this regard suspended him for 2 racedays.


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

Mr. J. Rearden (Chairman),
Mr. N. McCaffrey,
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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