Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Leopardstown 12th September 2015

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

J.P.O' Brien replaced J.A. Heffernan on Johannes Vermeer, trained by A.P.O'Brien (Race 2)(non runner).
E.J. McNamara replaced O. Murphy on Moral High Ground, trained by M.D. O'Callaghan (Race 2)(non runner).
C.T. Keane rode Waipu Cove (GB), trained by G.M.Lyons (Race 2)(non runner).
W.M.Lordon rode Golden Spear (GB) (reserve) , trained by A.J.Martin (Race 3)
J.P. O'Brien replaced E.J. McNamara on Highland Reel, trained by A.P. O'Brien (Race 5)(non runner)
F.M.Berry replaced J.P. Spencer on Military Angel (USA), trained by M.D. O'Callaghan (Race 6)(non runner)
J.P.O'Brien replaced J.A. Heffernan on Sir Isaac Newton (GB), trained by A.P.O'Brien (Race 7)(non runner)

251C Irish Stallion Farms EBF 'Petingo' H'cap

W.J. Lee, rider of Digeanta, trained by W.P. Mullins, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount missed the break and never travelled thereafter.

The Turf Club Veterinary Officer examined Renneti (FR), trained by W.P. Mullins, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal.

251D KPMG Enterprise Stakes

K.J. Manning, rider of Answered (GB), trained by J. S. Bolger, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount lost his action.

The Turf Club Veterinary Officer examined Answered (GB), trained by J. S. Bolger, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be lame post race.

251E Coolmore Fastnet Rock Matron Stakes

The Turf Club Veterinary Officer examined Amazing Maria, trained by David O'Meara (in GB), at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal.

251F Clipper Logistics Boomerang Stakes

The Stewards interviewed C.D. Hayes, rider of Top Notch Tonto, concerning his use of the whip in this race. Evidence was heard from the rider concerned. Having viewed a recording of the race and considered the evidence the Stewards were of the opinion that the rider was in breach of Regulation 10.3(f), in that he used the whip with excessive force and having considered his record, suspended him for two race days.

251G QIPCO Irish Champion Stakes

The Stewards enquired into possible interference in the closing stages involving Golden Horn (GB), ridden by L.Dettori, winner, and Free Eagle, ridden by P.J. Smullen, placed third, where it appeared Free Eagle suffered interference. Evidence was heard from the riders concerned. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards were of the opinion that while interference did occur, they were not satisfied that the winner had improved his finishing position as a result of the interference, and so they made no alteration to the judges' placings. Furthermore, they were of the opinion the interference was accidental and so they took no further action.

The Stewards interviewed C.Soumillon , rider of Cirrus Des Aigles, concerning the fact that he wore a skull cap in this race which did not conform to the standards as set out in Regulation 10. The rider was allowed to wear the skull cap following consultation with the Medical Officer, given that it was only noticed in the parade ring, prior to this race.
Evidence was heard from the rider concerned, Mr.Robert Rusk, Valet and Dr. Adrian McGoldrick, Turf Club Medical Officer.
Having considered all the evidence and taken into account that there was a break down in communication between the rider and the Medical Officer, the Stewards reminded the rider of his future responsibilities to familiarise himself and adhere to the standards outlined in Regulation 10.

251H Ir.Stal.Farms EBF 'Sovereign Path' H'cap

The Stewards enquired into an incident in the closing stages involving Eastern Rules, ridden by C.P. Hoban, placed fifth, Have A Nice Day (GB), ridden by C.D. Hayes, placed sixth, Colour Blue, ridden by R.P. Downey, placed fourth and Withernsea, ridden by J.P. Spencer, placed second. Evidence was heard from the riders concerned. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards were of the opinion that J.P.Spencer was in breach of Rule 214, in that he rode carelessly and having considered his record, cautioned him concerning his future responsibilities in this regard.

J.P. Spencer, rider of Withernsea trained by Richard Fahey (in GB), reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount hung left in the straight.



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