Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Leopardstown 12th July 2018

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

K.J. Manning replaced D. O'Brien on Tremendous Leap (GB), trained by Joseph Patrick O'Brien (Race 2)(see enquiry).
J.A. Heffernan replaced W.J. Lee on Surrey Hope (USA), trained by Joseph Tuite (in GB) (Race 4)(See enquiry)
R.P. Whelan replaced C.D. Hayes on Alcatraz, trained by Richard John O'Brien (Race 4)(see enquiry)

179B 'Booka Brass Band' H'cap

The Stewards enquired into the circumstances surrounding the late arrival of D. O'Brien, the declared rider of Tremendous Leap (GB), necessitating a change of rider. Evidence was heard from the rider concerned, who explained that he was riding in the 4.50 race at Dundalk and had expected to make it on time as required, but he was unavoidably delayed. Having considered the evidence, the Stewards were of the opinion that the rider was in breach of Rule 196 and having taken his clean record in this regard into account, the Stewards imposed a fine of €200 on the rider. Mr. John Murphy, Acting Steward, absented himself from this enquiry.

The Stewards requested a report from J. S. Bolger, trainer, as to the apparent improvement in form of Signing Off, placed first, as compared with its most recent form. The trainer reported that his charge was slow to get into his rhythm when the race quickened and felt this had helped him stay on well in the closing stages, bringing about the apparent improvement in form. Having considered the report, the Stewards noted the explanation offered.

179C Clayton Hotel Leopardstown H'cap

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined Medal Of Honour (GB), trained by Joseph Patrick O'Brien, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal. Samples were taken for analysis.

179D Irish Stallion Farms EBF Nasrullah H'cap

The Stewards enquired into the circumstances surrounding the late arrival of W.J. Lee, the declared rider of Surrey Hope (USA), necessitating a change of rider. Evidence was heard from the rider concerned, who explained that he was riding in the 4.50 race at Dundalk and had allowed 2 hours travel time, but he was unavoidably delayed. Having considered the evidence, the Stewards accepted the explanation offered.

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined Surrey Hope (USA), trained by Joseph Tuite (in GB), at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal.

The Stewards enquired into the circumstances surrounding the late arrival of C.D. Hayes, the declared rider of Alcatraz, necessitating a change of rider. Evidence was heard from the rider concerned, who explained that he was riding in the 5.25 race at Dundalk and had expected to make it on time as required, but he was unavoidably delayed. Having considered the evidence, the Stewards were of the opinion that the rider was in breach of Rule 196 and having taken his clean record in this regard into account, they imposed a fine of €200 on the rider.

179E Irish Stallion Farms EBF Stanerra Stakes

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined Detailed, trained by Joseph Patrick O'Brien, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be lame post race.

D. O'Brien, rider of Detailed, trained by Joseph Patrick O'Brien, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount lost its action and was pulled up thereafter.

179F Manguard Plus H'cap

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined Days Without End, trained by D. K. Weld, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal.

GENERAL INFORMATION

The following Raceday Stewards acted on behalf of the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board at this race meeting:
Mr. Justice Tony Hunt (Chairman),
Mr. John Murphy,
Mr. Robert Hall,
Mr. Peter McCartan,
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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