Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Leopardstown 12th September 2020

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

James J. Doyle rode Cyrus Dallin (GB) (reserve), trained by Denis Gerard Hogan (Race 8).
T. P. Whelan replaced M.P. Sheehy on Arthurian Fame, trained by Joseph Patrick O'Brien (Race 2)(Stewards permission)
W. Buick replaced D. McMonagle on Winner Takes Itall (FR), trained by Joseph Patrick O'Brien (Race 2)(Stewards permission)
N. M. Crosse replaced D. McMonagle on Sirjack Thomas, trained by Adrian McGuinness (Race 8)(Stewards permission)

262B Irish Stallion Farms EBF 'Petingo' H'cap

R.L. Moore, rider of Persia trained by A.P.O'Brien, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount was very awkward leaving the stalls.

The Stewards interviewed G.P. Halpin, rider of Springbank, concerning his use of the whip in the closing stages of this race. Evidence was heard from the rider concerned. Having viewed a recording of the race and considered the evidence the Stewards found G. P. Halpin in breach of regulation 10.3(g) excessive frequency and having considered G. P. Halpins record in this regard the Stewards suspended G. P. Halpin for two racedays.

262C KPMG Champions Juvenile Stks

The Stewards enquired into an incident approximately a furlong and a half after leaving the stalls involving Fernando Vichi, ridden by G.M. Ryan, placed fourth, Fourhometwo (GB), ridden by S.B. Kelly, unplaced, Jack Duggan (USA), ridden by K.J. Manning, unplaced, Liffey River (FR), ridden by W.M. Lordan, unplaced and Snapraeterea, ridden by D.P. McDonogh, placed sixth, where it appeared that Jack Duggan got tight for room and was squeezed up. Evidence was heard from the riders concerned. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards could not apportion blame to any individual and they therefore took no further action.

S.B. Kelly, rider of Fourhometwo (GB) trained by J.P. Murtagh, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount ran keen.

K.J. Manning, rider of Jack Duggan (USA) trained by J. S. Bolger, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount was badly interfered with.

262D Paddy Power 'Is It 2021 Yet?' Stakes

W.J. Lee, rider of Up Helly Aa trained by W. McCreery, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount rolled left a bit.

262E Coolmore America 'Justify' Matron Stakes

The Stewards enquired into possible interference in the closing stages of this race involving Know It All (GB), ridden by Cieren Fallon, placed fourth and Peaceful, ridden by J.A. Heffernan, placed second, where it appeared that interference may have occurred. Evidence was heard from the riders concerned. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards made no alteration to the judges placings and took no further action. They did, however, remind J. A. Heffernan to ride with more care in the future.

262F Clipper Logistics Boomerang Mile

The Stewards enquired into possible interference in the closing stages of this race involving Safe Voyage, ridden by C.T. Keane, placed first and Sinawann, ridden by R.P. Whelan, placed second, where it appeared that interference make have occurred. Evidence was heard from the riders concerned. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards made no alteration to the judges placings and took no further action.

262H Ir.Stal.Farms EBF 'Sovereign Path' H'cap

G.M. Ryan, rider of Another Batt trained by David Barron (in GB), reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount hung badly right all the way.

C.T. Keane, rider of Bucky Larson trained by G.M.Lyons, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount got tight for room.

W.M. Lordan, rider of Music To My Ears trained by Joseph Patrick O'Brien, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount leaned a bit right.

The Stewards enquired into an incident in the closing stages involving Geological, ridden by D.P. McDonogh, unplaced and Bucky Larson, ridden by C.T. Keane, unplaced, where it appeared that Bucky Larson got tight for room and had to check off heels. Evidence was heard from the riders concerned. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards decided that any interference caused was accidental in nature and they took no further action.

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. Peter N. Reynolds,

Mr. Justice Frank Clarke,

Mr. Michael Hillman,

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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