Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Leopardstown 15th September 2018

The Stewards fined the following trainer in respect of their non-runner:-

A.P.O'Brien, trainer of Astronomer (Off feed) - €200

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

E.J. McNamara replaced G.F. Carroll on Cliffs Of Dooneen, trained by A.P.O'Brien (Race 2)(Intended mount a non runner)

261A Ballylinch Stud Irish EBF Ingabelle Stks

Under the provisions of Rule 90 (iii), the Stewards allowed Chocolate Music, trained by Mrs John Harrington, to run on receipt of the trainer's written assurance that the horse was correctly vaccinated in accordance with Rule 91.

261B Irish Stallion Farms EBF 'Petingo' H'cap

Under the provisions of Rule 90 (iv), the Stewards allowed Batts Rock, trained by Gordon Elliott, to run on receipt of the trainer's written assurance that the horse was correctly vaccinated in accordance with Rule 91.

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined Sharjah (FR), trained by W.P. Mullins, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal.

C.T. Keane, rider of Sharjah (FR), trained by W.P. Mullins, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount never travelled throughout this race.

261C KPMG Champions Juvenile Stks

Under the provisions of Rule 90 (iii), the Stewards allowed Pythion (FR), trained by G.M. Lyons, to run on receipt of the trainer's written assurance that the horse was correctly vaccinated in accordance with Rule 91.

261E Coolmore Fastnet Rock Matron Stakes

The Stewards enquired into possible interference inside the final 150 yards involving Alpha Centauri, ridden by C. O'Donoghue, placed second, Laurens (FR), ridden by D. Tudhope, placed first and Magical, ridden by R.L. Moore, placed fourth, where it appeared that Magical ran short of room and checked. 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 furthermore took no further action as they deemed that any interference caused was accidental in nature.

C. O'Donoghue, rider of Alpha Centauri, trained by Mrs John Harrington, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount changed leads and lost her action twice inside the final 200 yards.

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined Alpha Centauri, trained by Mrs John Harrington, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be clinically abnormal post race.

261F Clipper Logistics Boomerang Stakes

D. O'Brien, rider of Prepare For Battle (USA), trained by A.P.O'Brien, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount lost his hind action for a stride on the final bend but stayed on past tired horses in the closing stages.

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined Making Light, trained by D. K. Weld, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be lame post race.

261H Ir.Stal.Farms EBF 'Sovereign Path' H'cap

Under the provisions of Rule 90 (iii), the Stewards allowed Surrounding, trained by M. Halford, to run on receipt of the trainer's written assurance that the horse was correctly vaccinated in accordance with Rule 91.

The Stewards requested a report from Richard Fahey (in GB), trainer, as to the apparent improvement in form of Zap (GB), placed first, as compared with its recent run. Aidan O'Ryan, representing Richard Fahey, reported that Zap was drawn on the outside of seventeen runners on his last run at York on the 24th August and did not get the run of the race. Having considered the evidence the Stewards noted the content of the report.

O. Murphy, rider of Burnt Sugar trained by Roger Fell (in GB), reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount did not get a clear run.

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. Laurence McFerran,
Mr. Philip Caffrey,
Mr. John Byrne,
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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