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Wexford 4th September 2021

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

Joseph Patrick O'Brien, trainer of Star Max (GER) (Off Feed) - €200

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

N. Terrassin rode Echoes Of Family (reserve) , trained by Eddie & Patrick Harty (Race 7)

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B. Browne, rider of Nevendon (GB) trained by John C. McConnell, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount badly burst a blood vessel in running and pulled up. The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer confirmed that Nevendon had blood at the nostrils post race.

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S.F. O'Keeffe, rider of Heliers Bay trained by Mrs John Harrington, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount pulled up lame when finishing third.

J.C. Gainford, rider of Lady Rocco trained by Ross O'Sullivan, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount never travelled.

P. Townend, rider of Downthecellar trained by E. J. O'Grady, reported to the Clerk of Scales that he could not steer his mount when turning in and ran out.

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The Stewards enquired into possible interference between the second last and the final hurdle involving Shanacoole, ridden by D.J. O'Keeffe, placed first and Emma Prada, ridden by Mr J.L. Scallan, placed second. Evidence was heard from the riders concerned. Mr. J.L. Scallen stated that he did not receive any interference approaching the final hurdle. D.J. O' Keeffe stated that he took all steps to straighten his mount and that he did not hear a shout from Mr. J.L. Scallen. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards were satisfied that no alteration to the Judge's placings was warranted and they therefore took no further action.

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S.F. O'Keeffe, rider of Alpine Cobra trained by Cathal Byrnes, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount jumped poorly.

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The Stewards requested a report from Patrick J.Flynn, trainer, as to the apparent improvement in form of Buttons And Bows, placed first, as compared with its recent form. Eoin Norris, Authorised Representative for the trainer, reported that Buttons and Bows' previous runs were over shorter trips and at a time when their horses were out of form. Eoin Norris further added that their horses have been coming back into form lately, as shown in Tramore by Buttons and Bows, and today's longer trip and better ground, along with a good jumping performance, helped his charge today and may have helped to bring about the improvement in form. Having considered the evidence, the Stewards noted the explanation offered.


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

Mr. Michael Hickey (Chairman),

Ms. Caroline Corballis,

Mr. Patrick Coveney,

Mr. Victor Connolly,

Mr. Liam Walsh.

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

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