Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Leopardstown 17th May 2019

114A Irish Stallion Farms EBF M'dn

W.M. Lordan, rider of Toronto trained by A.P.O'Brien, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount leaned left when he came off the bridle.

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined Gibson Desert (GB), trained by Mrs John Harrington, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal.

114D ICON Apprentice H'cap

K.J. Leonard, rider of Prize Winner trained by Denis Gerard Hogan, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount got a bump in the last 50 yards.

Megan Nicholls, rider of Whiskey Treat trained by Timothy Doyle, reported to the Clerk of Scales that in her opinion her mount needs blinkers.

B.M. Coen, rider of Marmalade N Toast trained by Patrick J.Flynn, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount stopped quickly.

The Stewards enquired into possible interference in the closing stages involving Cache Queen, ridden by G.C. O'Neill, placed second, Prize Winner, ridden by K.J. Leonard, placed third and Time For Mabel (FR), ridden by G.M. Ryan, placed first, where it appeared that Prize Winner ran short of room. Evidence was heard from the riders concerned. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards were satisfied that any interference was accidental in nature and took no further action.

The Stewards requested a report from Adrian McGuinness, trainer, as to the apparent improvement in form of Cache Queen, placed second, as compared with its recent form. Adrian McGuinness reported that his charge had worn blinkers on a number of occasions including for two victories last year but for some unexplained reason the filly ran disappointingly on her two recent runs. He added that her recent homework did not give any encouragement and as a last resort the blinkers were not declared for today's race. In conclusion he said that he did not have any real explanation for the improved performance. Having considered the evidence the Stewards noted the content of the report.

114G Irish EBF Median Auction M'dn

The Stewards enquired into an incident about one and a half furlongs from the finish involving Sam Langford, ridden by G.P. Halpin, placed second and Kalanoura, ridden by R.P. Whelan, placed sixth, where it appeared that Kalanoura moved over towards Sam Langford causing him to check. Evidence was heard from the riders concerned. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards cautioned R.P. Whelan to ride with more care.

The Stewards enquired into an incident about 150 yards from the finish involving Gerry's Way, ridden by D.P. McDonogh, placed first, Landing Zone, ridden by R.C. Colgan, placed third and Sam Langford, ridden by G.P. Halpin, placed second, where it appeared that Sam Langford drifted outwards and left Landing Zone short of room. Evidence was heard from the riders concerned. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards cautioned G.P. Halpin to ride with more care.

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined Egrecio (GB), trained by D. K. Weld, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal.

R.C. Colgan, rider of Landing Zone trained by Ms. Sheila Lavery, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount got stopped in the straight.

GENERAL INFORMATION

The following Raceday Stewards acted on behalf of the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board at this race meeting:

Mr. Roderic Ryan (Chairman),

Ms. Mary Cosgrave,

Mr. John Martin-Smith,

Mr. Peter McCartan,

Mr. P.D. Matthews.

Following a request from broadcasters, the Stewards granted permission for the following delays:

Races 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 all +1 minute



Disclaimer: Please note this information is provisional and is subject to amendment until published in the Irish Racing Calendar.


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