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Wexford 6th August 2021

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

D.J. O'Keeffe replaced D.F. O'Regan on Goodbye Someday, trained by John E. Kiely (Race 4)(Injured)
C.P. McNamara replaced D.F. O'Regan on Benefit North, trained by C.A. McBratney (Race 6)(Injured)
C.A. Landers replaced A. McCurtin on Broder, trained by John J. Walsh (Race 5)(Injured)
S.F. O'Keeffe replaced M. Hamill on Getaway Abbey, trained by Shane Patrick O'Brien (Race 1)(Late arrival of declared rider)

219A Welcome To Wexford M'dn H'dle

D.J. O'Keeffe, rider of Pearland trained by Thomas Gibney, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount ran around at the first hurdle.

The Stewards enquired into the circumstances surrounding the late arrival of M. Hamill, the declared rider of Getaway Abbey, necessitating a change of rider. M. Hamill stated that he was delayed en route due to a punctured tyre on his car. Having considered the evidence, the Stewards reminded M. Hamill of his future responsibilities in this regard.

219B Holiday In Wexford H'cap H'dle

D.J. O'Keeffe, rider of Getaday trained by T.J. Nagle Jr., reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount was reluctant at the start.

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J.J. Slevin, rider of Fairoffthecross trained by Donal Hassett, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount made a bad mistake and pulled up thereafter.

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The Stewards interviewed C.A. Landers, rider of Turnpike Trip, regarding the fact that he pulled his mount up after the first fence. The Stewards noted that C.A. Landers reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount went wrong after jumping the first fence. Evidence was heard from the rider concerned who stated that he felt he was flat out and on his head going into the fence and maybe his mount was feeling the ground. He felt his mount was wrong after the second or third stride following the fence, he pulled up and found his mount was holding up his left fore leg. The Stewards also received a report from the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer that Turnpike Trip was post race normal and samples were taken for analysis. Having considered the evidence, the Stewards noted the explanation offered.

Cathal Byrnes, trainer of Turnpike Trip (GB), reported to the Office of the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board that his charge was found to be lame post race.

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C.A. Landers, rider of Broder trained by John J. Walsh, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount found the ground too quick and pulled up.

The Stewards requested a report from Joseph Patrick O'Brien, trainer, as to the apparent improvement in form of Filon D'oudairies (FR), placed first, as compared with its recent form. Ashley Hussey, authorised representative, reported that the step up in trip to two and a half miles today along with being ridden closer to the pace may have helped to bring about an improvement in form. Having considered the evidence the Stewards noted the contents of the report.


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

Mr. Nicholas Lambert (Chairman),

Mr. Denis Hickey,

Mr. Jodie McGrath,

Mr. Nicholas Wachman,

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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