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Punchestown 18th January 2021

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

D.E. Mullins replaced P. Townend on Lady Breffni, trained by W.P. Mullins (Race 3)(Injured)
K.M. Donoghue replaced J.S. McGarvey on Trevena (GB), trained by Ciaran Murphy (Race 4)(Injured).
B.J. Cooper replaced J.S. McGarvey on The Cool Dude (GB), trained by John Joseph Hanlon (Race 5)(Injured)
P.J. Cawley replaced Mr D.L. Queally on Fenno's Storm, trained by Declan Queally (Race 6)(Unwell)

011B John Thomas McNamara (Q.R.) H'cap H'dle

The Stewards reviewed the video and voice recording of the start of this race in conjunction with Mr P.L. Malone IHRB Starter. The Starter explained the different stages of the starting procedure. Having considered all matters the Stewards were satisfied that a fair start had been effected.

011C Ladbrokes Watch Racing Online M'dn H'dle

K.M. Donoghue, rider of Command Chain trained by Gordon Elliott, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount got very tired.

Gordon Elliott, trainer of Fantasio D'alene (FR), reported to the IHRB Veterinary Officer on duty that his charge was found to have blood in the trachea on endoscopic examination post race

011F Ladbrokes Giving Extra Places H'cap Hdle

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined Ballea Fox (GB), trained by Seamus Spillane, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be blowing hard post race.

K.J. Brouder, rider of Get Home trained by Olivia Hegarty, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount lost two front shoes during the running of this race.

011G I.S.F. EBF (Mares) INH Flat Race

The Stewards interviewed Mr T. Feeney, rider of Feddans, 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 were of the opinion that Mr. T Feeney was in breach of R10(3)(g) by using his whip with excessive frequency and R(10)(3)(i) by using his whip without allowing his mount at least three strides to respond. Having taken his previous record into consideration, the Stewards suspended Mr. T Feeney for 5 race days.


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

Mr. Colin Magnier (Chairman),

Mr. Robert Hall,

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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