Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Integrity Portal

Naas 10th February 2024

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

Joseph Patrick O'Brien, trainer of Lark In The Mornin (GER) (off feed) - €200

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

D.E. Mullins replaced M.P. Walsh on Blizzard Of Oz, trained by W.P. Mullins (Race 2)(Stewards Permission).
D.E. Mullins replaced A.P. Heskin on Instit (FR), trained by W.P. Mullins (Race 5)(Stewards Permission).

030D Adare Manor Opportunity H'cap H'dle

The Raceday Stewards interviewed P.M. O'Brien, rider of Verbal Sparring, concerning his use of the whip in the closing stages of this race. Evidence was heard from the rider concerned. In his evidence, P.M. O'Brien accepted he was in breach of the Regulation and apologised for his actions. Having viewed a recording of the race and considered the evidence the Raceday Stewards were satisfied P.M. O'Brien was in breach of R.10.3(g)(frequency) and having considered his record in this regard(second offence), they suspended him for four racedays .


The following Raceday Stewards acted on behalf of the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board at this race meeting:
Mr. N.B Wachman (Chairman),
Mr. Anthony Byrne,
Mr. M.C Hickey,
Mr. Noel C. McCarthy,
Mr. C.J. Sweeney.

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

Copyright © 2018, I.H.R.B, All Rights Reserved.