Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Leopardstown 1st March 2020

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

Rachael Blackmore replaced R.M. Power on Dinny Lacey, trained by J.Motherway (Race 2)(Unwell)
S.D. Torrens replaced C.A. Landers on Gendarme, trained by Patrick Neville (Race 2)(Unwell)
D.E. Mullins rode Some Can Sing (reserve) , trained by D.M. Christie (Race 2)
Rachael Blackmore replaced R.M. Power on Jetz, trained by Mrs John Harrington (Race 3)(Unwell)
B.J. Geraghty replaced R.M. Power on Polished Steel, trained by Mrs John Harrington (Race 4)(Unwell)
P.D. Kennedy replaced R.M. Power on Moonshine Bay, trained by Mrs John Harrington (Race 6)(Unwell)

041A Anton O'Toole Memorial (M) Novice H'dle

M.P. Walsh, rider of Barrington Court trained by Mrs John Harrington, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount went wrong behind.

K.C. Sexton, rider of Lunch In Adare trained by Peter Fahey, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount stopped quickly.

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

The Stewards interviewed M.P. Fogarty, rider of Darrens Hope, concerning his use of the whip in the latter 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 the rider in breach of Reg.10.3.(g) (frequency) and having taken his record into account suspended him for 2 race days.

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

041B Donohoe Marquees M'dn H'dle

Owing to low sun, the Stewards granted permission for hurdle 1 (the last) to be omitted from this race.

041C New Leopardstown Racing Hall H'dle

Owing to low sun, the Stewards granted permission for hurdles 1 and 2 (last and second last) to be omitted from this race.

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

041D TRM Equine Nutrition H'cap H'dle

S.D. Torrens, rider of Spruced Up trained by Edward P.Harty, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount failed to act on the ground.

041F TRI Equestrian H'cap S'chase

Owing to low sun, the Stewards granted permission for fence 2 (second last) to be omitted from this race.

The Stewards requested a report from Gordon Elliott, trainer as to the apparent improvement in form of Gun Digger, placed first, as compared with its recent form. The trainer reported that he had no real explanation for the horse's return to form other than that the race fell apart a little and the rider is perhaps a bit of value for his claim. Having considered the evidence the Stewards noted the explanation offered.

041G TRI Superstore (Pro-Am) INH Flat Race

The Stewards interviewed Mr P. Byrnes, rider of Blazing Khal, concerning his use of the whip in the latter stages of this race. Evidence was heard from the rider concerned who gave his evidence in the presence of Ian Amond. Having viewed a recording of the race and considered the evidence the Stewards found the rider in breach of Reg.10.3.(g)(frequency) and having taken his record into account suspended him for 2 race days.

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. Sean Barry
Mr. J.R. Craigie
Mr. John Martin-Smith
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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