Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Leopardstown 10th September 2016

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

F. Dettori replaced J.A. Heffernan on Found, trained by A.P.O'Brien (Race 7)(Stewards permission)
W.M. Lordan rode Queen Alphabet (reserve) , trained by Peter Fahey (Race 3)
R.P. Cleary rode Golden Spear (GB) (reserve) , trained by A.J.Martin (Race 3)
N.G. McCullagh rode Russian Soul (reserve) , trained by M.Halford (Race 8)
W.M. Lordan replaced J.A. Heffernan on Dont Bother Me, trained by Niall Moran (Race 8)(Stewards permission)
S. Foley replaced C. O'Donoghue on Sruthan, trained by P.D. Deegan (Race 6)(Stewards permission)

252B Willis Towers Watson Champions Juv. Stks

The Turf Club Veterinary Officer examined Radio Silence (USA), trained by J. S. Bolger, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal.

252C Irish Stallion Farms EBF 'Petingo' H'cap

L.F. Roche, rider of Silver Concorde (GB), trained by D. K. Weld, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount hung to the left throughout the race and was eased close to the finish.

252D KPMG Enterprise Stakes

E.J. McNamara, rider of Bondi Beach, trained by A.P.O'Brien, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount was a little keen while racing in last place and he held onto him in a race run at a steady pace but stayed on well in the closing stages.

252E Coolmore Fastnet Rock Matron Stakes

The Stewards requested a report from A.P.O'Brien, trainer, as to the apparent improvement in form of Alice Springs, placed first, as compared with its recent run. A.P. O'Brien reported that his charge has raced at Deauville twice and has disappointed on both occasions. He added that the ground was patchy in places on the last occasion and this would have affected her final placing. Having considered the evidence the Stewards noted the content of the report.

252G QIPCO Irish Champion Stakes

The Turf Club Veterinary Officer examined Harzand, trained by D. K. Weld, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to have been struck into behind.

P.J. Smullen, rider of Harzand, trained by D. K. Weld, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount met with interference early in the race but could not hold his position thereafter and ran flat.

The Stewards enquired into an incident at the bend soon after the start involving Highland Reel, ridden by C. O'Donoghue, placed seventh, Harzand, ridden by P.J. Smullen, placed eighth and Hawkbill (USA), ridden by W. Buick, placed ninth, where it appeared that both Harzand and Hawkbill (USA) checked. Evidence was heard from the riders concerned. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards based on all the evidence available were unable to apportion blame to any rider and therefore took no further action .
Mr. Neville O'Byrne, Acting Steward, absented himself from this enquiry.

S. Foley, rider of Success Days trained by K.J. Condon, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount found the ground too quick for him in the straight.

252H Ir.Stal.Farms EBF 'Sovereign Path' H'cap

The Stewards fined David Loughnane (in GB), trainer, €350 for lodging a passport in respect of Cornwallville, in which the vaccinations did not conform with the provisions of Rule 91. The Stewards allowed the horse to run on receipt of the trainer's written assurance that the vaccinations were in order.

Gary Paul Halpin, rider of Kelinni trained by Kevin Ryan (in GB), reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount got very tired in the latter stages of this race.



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