“CASELLA PARK JOCKEY BRANDS NON-TRIER CHARGE’ A DISGRACE."
JMC for Turfcall
It is not physically possible for any jockey riding in a race to stop a horse that he/she is unable to hold. Jason could not stop CASELA PARK even after they had crossed the finishing line, making the steward's 3 hour ordeal with Jason a nonsence. JMC
JOHNNY WARD REPORTS FOR THE RACING POST TODAY FRIDAY AUGUST 6th 2010
“CASELA PARK JOCKEY BRANDS NON-TRIER CHARGE’ A DISGRACE."
“ Behan says he never wants to ride controversial Newcastle runner again – but he is this evening.”
“Jockey JASON BEHAN yesterday branded his treatment by the Newcastle Stewards’ a disgrace after his controversial ride on CASELA PARK on Wednesday and said he never wants to ride the horse again.
“BEHAN and trainer Eamon Tyrrell were referred to the BHA after being found in breach of the non-triers rule after eyecatching run at Newcastle (04.08.2010)12 ran.
CASELA PARK partnered by JASON BEHAN trainer Eamon Tyrrell for Ronan Buckley, finished 6th at 17/1.
“The five-year old is declared to run at Musselburgh this evening, with BEHAN aboard, and the trainer said yesterday that not only did he want BEHAN to take the mount but also to ride the gelding the same way.
“BEHAN, who has had only a handful of rides since his last winner back in 2005, settled CASELA PARK well off the pace in the 7f handicap. His mount was switched a number of times while staying on in the closing stages. To finish a never - nearer sixth, beaten around two lengths.
“The rider said yesterday he had done “exactly what I was told”.
He added: "He’s a very difficult horse to ride at home – I’m lucky to get him in and out of the gallops every morning. Before we got him off Sean Treacy, Sean said to be sure to have someone proper on him every morning. He’s headcase when he gallops and in the race I went for every gap I could."
“They’re (BHA) making out we stopped this horse. They’re making me out to be a convict but I did nothing wrong – I did my best.”
J MARGARET CLARKE REPORTS FOR TURFCALL.
JASON BEHAN, openly sets out here the true facts as does trainer Eamon Tyrrell and owner Ronan Buckley,
“LET THE HORSES DO THE TALKING”
So what is CASELA PARK telling us through his behaviour both at home on the gallops, and in the race he took part in at Newcastle? (04.08.2010) And what will he be telling us this evening whilst taking part in the 6.30 at Musselburgh?
CASELA PARK behaviour at present spells out his fear of people. Something bad has happened to him in his past, through this he has lost his confidence badly, ‘his mind set’ warns him that he may well be subjected to harm and hurt again, alerting his senses, to kick in fast, to manoeuvre his defences accordingly, every time he
gets the slightest suspicion that something is going to scare and hurt him again.
CONTINUED.“CASELA PARK JOCKEY BRANDS NON-TRIER CHARGE’ A DISGRACE."
“ The plan was to go up the rail. The horse jumped out well and hung to the left, which I didn’t mind, but every time I went for him, his head came up to my face and he ducked and dived around me. I was told not to hit him. I couldn’t pull him up after the race.”
‘I thought JASON did a great job at Newcastle – CASELA PARK’ trainer.
“I don’t want to ride him at Musselburgh- I never want to see him again. I get one ride every two years and I was dragged in for three hours by the stewards at Newcastle.”
“BEHAN was critical of the media reaction to his ride, claiming: “They have it written as me going to jail before I even went to court.”
"Treacy, who saddled CASELA PARK to win twice in six starts before the five-year-old joined Tyrrell in the spring, confirmed that the gelding is a tricky sort to handle.”
“The horse had bolted under jockeys before I got him, I was told, and he was a very
hard puller when I got him, as he bolted under every one else.
“He oozes ability but he has to be treated properly and I was delighted when Eamon got him, as I was told by a Curragh trainer that he would be looked after by Eamon. Having said that, I’m prepared to buy him back at the price I sold him for.”
“If found guilty of the charge of breaching rule (B) 59.2 (d) BEHAN could be banned for between 28 and 90 days and Tyrrell could be fined up to £30,000.
"Tyrrell, whose number of horses in training has dwindled from about 60 to almost nothing in recent years, branded the episode “ridiculous” and was in no way critical of BEHAN’S ride on CASELA PARK, who was having his second run for the trainer.
‘He said: The horse ran around underneath him and I thought he’d clip heals at some stage. I told him not to kill him or get milled to finish third, as we wouldn’t be able to go to Musselburgh – that’s not stopping the horse or anything - and the owner agreed.
Owner Ronan Buckley “I definitely want JASON to ride him (at Musselburgh) He knows the horse. I thought he did a great job on him at Newcastle.
Owner Ronan Buckley “I don’t see that JASON did much wrong and, if the horse runs at Musselburgh, I’d want him ridden exactly the same way, particularly with the weight he will have. I’d say he’s more likely to run.”
JMC: British Stewards 'Bloodhorse Illiteracy' cannot and do not connect with highly skilled handler/riders or tricky horses.
MUSSELBOROUGH EVENING MEETING FRIDAY 6th AUGUST 2010
CASELA PARK has top weight of 9st 12lb in the 1m handicap at Musselburgh, the second race on the card at 6.30.
6.30 Racing UK Handicap (Class 5) 1 mile 9 run. Winner £ 3,885.60
CASELA PARK 7/4 fav Drawn (1)
CASELA PARK partnered by JASON BEHAN 5-9-13 trainer Eamon Tyrrell (IRE) for Ronan Buckley.
Official Stewards: Mrs J Gillies, G Maitland-Carew, J E Vestey, Mrs C Mitchell, Mrs P Arkwright, Sir J Gilmour, T E Dun, Marquise of Donegal.
Stewards Secretaries (Stipendiaries) A Smith and A Sharpe.
British Horseracing is not the only profession being taken out of context by authorities either, not by a long chalk.
NEWCASTLE WEDNESDAY 4th AUGUST 2010
Newcastle 3.50 Register @ sportpool.co.uk Handicap(Class 5)Winner £2,331.36 7f 12 run
1 (drawn 12) CASELA PARK JASON BEHAN 5-9-13 trainer Eamon Tyrrell (IRE) for Ronan Buckley.
Official Stewards: W H Brown, Mrs J U Hales, J. Jeffreys, J Thompson, T R Norton, Mrs F A Clark.
Stewards Secretaries (Stipendiaries) Mrs J L Williams, and A Sharpe.