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Sligo 19th August 2020

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

Ronan M.P. McNally, trainer of The Trigger (Ran recently) - €200

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

B. Browne rode Unchago (reserve) , trained by Mark Michael McNiff (Race 6)

207B Callan Tansey H'cap H'dle

The Stewards interviewed L.P. Dempsey, rider of Benefit Run, concerning his use of the whip in the latter stages of this race. Evidence was heard from the rider concerned. In his evidence he stated that he had switched his whip to his left hand and hit his mount twice for corrective purposes to halt the drifting towards the stands. Having viewed a recording of the race and considered the evidence the Stewards accepted that the two hits referred to were for corrective purposes and the remaining hits did not breach R10(3). The Stewards did, however, remind L.P. Dempsey of his responsibility to comply with Rule 213 by reporting at first instance anything that may have affected his mounts performance

207C RSS Document Storage M'dn H'dle

P. Townend, rider of Fitness Du Sud (FR) trained by W.P. Mullins, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount tried to refuse at the first hurdle and jumped indifferently thereafter.

E. Walsh, rider of Snugsborough Lucy trained by J.P.Broderick, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount made a few jumping errors during the early part of this race.

207D SF Engineering H'cap H'dle

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined Derby De Thaix (FR), trained by Paul John Gilligan, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal.

At the request of the Stewards, K.J. Brouder, rider of Derby De Thaix (FR), trained by Paul John Gilligan, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount was pulled up before the seventh hurdle having felt unsound behind.

J.P. O'Sullivan, rider of Hellenic Fire trained by Michael E Hallinan, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount did not handle the track.

The Stewards informed J.R.Finn, trainer of Galuppi (GB), that his charge could be liable to a suspension if he repeated today's performance of showing a reluctance to race before eventually taking part and being pulled up at a later stage when distanced from the other runners

207F Adare Manor Opportunity H'cap H'dle

The Stewards enquired into possible interference between the final hurdle and the winning post involving Shanroe Al C, ridden by D.J. Hand, placed first and Walking On Glass, ridden by A.P. Kelly, placed third, where it appeared that Walking On Glass may have been tight for room when delivering a challenge. 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 Judges placings and took no further action.


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

Dr. Colm O'Flaherty (Chairman),

Mr. P.J. O'Connor,

Mr. Thomas McDonagh,

Mr. L. Walsh.

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

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