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Limerick 27th December 2019

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

William P Murphy, trainer of Rathbawn Rose (off feed) - €200

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

T. Ryan rode Coolnacritta (reserve), trained by John Patrick Ryan (Race 1)
B.J. Foley replaced W.J. McCarthy on Amour Libranno (FR), trained by Eugene M. O'Sullivan (Race 1)(unwell)

356A Keith Lynch Memorial M'dn H'dle

The Stewards enquired into an incident on the approach to the second last hurdle involving Ciel De Neige (FR), ridden by D.J. McInerney, placed second and Nero Rock, ridden by M. Hamill, placed third. Evidence was heard from the riders concerned. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards took no further action.

Under the provisions of Rule 90, the Stewards ordered the withdrawal of Korriman (FR), trained by Michael J. McDonagh, as the vaccinations did not conform with the provisions of Rule 91. Furthermore they informed the trainer that Korriman (FR) would be ineligible to run until the error is corrected to the satisfaction of the IHRB Veterinary Officer and any period of suspension imposed has expired.

356C Earl of Harrington Mem.M'dn Hunters S'ch

Mr I.P. Donoghue, rider of Dubai Dandy trained by Edward Creighton, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount felt lame behind and was pulled up thereafter.

The Stewards interviewed Mr M.C. O'Donovan, rider of Ajijic, 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. M.C. O'Donovan was in breach of Regulation 10.3(g)(frequency) and having considered his record they cautioned him on this occasion.

356D Lyons Of Limerick Jaguar Novice H'dle

K.C. Sexton, rider of Lunch In Adare trained by Peter Fahey, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount stopped very quickly.

356E Roches Feeds (Mares) M'dn H'dle

Ms.M.Flynn, trainer of Lady Velazquez, reported to the I.H.R.B Veterinary Officer, that her charge was coughing post race.

T. Ryan, rider of Clancypantz trained by Michael Hourigan, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount gurgled.

D.N. Russell, rider of Scarlet And Dove trained by Joseph Patrick O'Brien, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount hung badly.


Following a request from broadcasters, the Stewards granted permission for the following delays:
Race 4 + 2 minutes;
Race 6 + 2 minutes.

The following Raceday Stewards acted on behalf of the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board at this race meeting:
Mr. John Powell (Chairman),
Mr. Gerard Coughlan,
Mr. John O'Shaughnessy
Mr. Tom McDonogh,
Mr. H.T. Hynes.

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

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