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Wexford 5th September 2020

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

H. Morgan rode Game Catch (reserve), trained by Paul Power (Race 1)
T.N. Brett rode Classic Concorde (reserve), trained by Andrew McNamara (Race 7)

235A Adare Manor Opportunity M'dn H'dle

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer reported to the Stewards that Isotope trained by Joseph Patrick O'Brien was found to be lame on the right fore post race.

235B Curracloe Opportunity H'cap H'dle

Following a request from broadcasters, the Stewards granted permission for a one minute delay to this race.

The Stewards received a report from Ms Noeleen Moloney, IHRB Veterinary Assistant that Bartholemew O'Gorman, a registered stable employee, was found in the IHRB Sampling Unit in possession of potential contaminants (refreshments). Ms Moloney explained how she had found Mr O'Gorman within the confines of the sampling unit. Ms Nicola O'Connor, IHRB Veterinary Officer explained that the actions of Mr O'Gorman could have serious consequences by jeopardising any horse sampled on the day and that it was prohibited to enter the sampling unit in possession of any potential contaminants. Bartholemew O'Gorman accepted the report of Ms Moloney and apologised for his actions. He admitted that he had previously been warned about using the sampling unit in a similar manner. Under questioning as to the reason why he was in the area of the sampling unit, he stated that he had a stable employee card for P.J. Rothwell but was not employed by him. He added that he had assisted P.J. Rothwell with his two runners in this race but he had no involvement with the winner which was also trained by P.J. Rothwell. He further added that he had gone to the sampling unit to congratulate P.J. Rothwell. Chris Gordon, IHRB Head of Security informed the Stewards that Bartholemew O'Gorman had authorisation to be in the stable yard today. Having considered all the evidence, the Stewards were of the opinion that Bartholemew O'Gorman was in breach of Rule 272 (i) in that he had acted in a manner which was prejudicial to the integrity, proper conduct and good reputation of horse racing. Having taken his recent previous record in relation to Rule 272 into consideration, the Stewards requested Bartholemew O'Gorman to leave the premises immediately and informed him that this matter was being referred to the CEO of the IHRB for further investigation. .


The following Raceday Stewards acted on behalf of the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board at this race meeting:
Mr. N.P. Lambert (Chairman),
Mr. P.D. Hickey,
Mr. J. McGrath,
Mr. M.F. O'Donoghue.

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

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