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Tramore 13th August 2020

198A Pat Woodbyrne Memorial Beginners S'chase

The Stewards reviewed an incident in the closing stages involving Le Hachette ridden by D. E. Mullins and Elegant Dan ridden by J. J. Slevin where it appeared that the two horses bumped. Having reviewed the recording and considered the matter the Stewards decided that no further action was warranted.

198D Flynn Hotels H'cap H'dle

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined Enzani, trained by Gordon Elliott, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal but old previous left fore tendon injury was noted. Samples were taken for further analysis.

K.M. Donoghue, rider of Enzani trained by Gordon Elliott, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount lost it's action and was pulled up.

The Stewards enquired into the running and riding of Enzani, ridden by K.M. Donoghue, and trained by Gordon Elliott which was pulled up having jumped the third last hurdle. Evidence was heard from the rider and the authorised representative for the trainer concerned. K.M. Donoghue, stated that he thought his mount had gone wrong when racing up the hill on the final circuit and he started to pull him up after the fourth last hurdle but jumped the third last at a very slow pace. Furthermore he added that when he pulled up, the horse was sound but he dismounted because he felt it was the correct thing to do. He stated that he rides the horse out regularly at home and rides him in all his work therefore he knows the horse well. He reminded the Stewards that he had schooled the animal yesterday and overall he was an easy going horse which came here today expected to improve from his last run and to have a winning chance. In his opinion he said that he was a big type of horse running on a sharp track. Ian Amond, authorised representative of Gordon Elliot stated that Enzani had his issues in the past but that he had been working away in a routine at home and arrived at the races in good form. He advised the Stewards the animals previous history would show gaps between runs which signified problems in training. He was satisfied that K.M. Donoghue had done the correct thing by pulling up Enzani when he had felt something was amiss. He confirmed that the use of a weighing scales was not a common practice in their yard. The Stewards informed both persons that the betting market had shown a substantial drift for Enzani from an opening price of 100/30 to a returned price of 12/1. Neither person could assist on this matter. The Stewards also received a report from the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer who stated that Enzani was post race normal but noted a settled previous old tendon injury on it's left fore. Samples were taken for analysis. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards noted the explanations given.

198G Dunmore East (Ladies) M'dn

The Stewards received a report from the Clerk of the Scales, Mr. P. L. Malone, regarding the failure of Ms G. O'Donnell, rider of Rightplacerightime, placed sixth, to weigh in after this race. Evidence was heard from the rider concerned who accepted that this was the case. Having considered the evidence, the Stewards found Ms. G. O'Donnell in breach of Rule 227 (i) and having considered Ms. G. O'Donnell's record in this regard the Stewards suspended her for two racedays. Furthermore, under the provisions of Rule 230 (ii) the Stewards disqualified Rightplacerightime.


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

Mr. Emmet Halley (Chairman),

Mr. Denis Hickey,

Mr. Paul Ronan,

Mr. M. F. O'Donoghue.

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