Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Leopardstown 24th January 2016

The following trainer was fined €200 for the non-notification of a Veterinary Certificate in accordance with the provision of Rule 194(v) (vi):

Michael O'Hare for Montana Slim at Leopardstown 24th January 2016.

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

B.J. Geraghty replaced M.P. Walsh on Don't Touch It, trained by Mrs John Harrington (Race 1)(stewards permission)
B. J. Geraghty replaced M.P. Walsh on Plinth, trained by A.P.O'Brien (Race 5)(stewards permission)
B. J. Geraghty replaced M.P. Walsh on Rogue Trader, trained by T.J. Taaffe (Race 4)(stewards permission)

017A Donohue Marquees M'dn H'dle

William J. McLernon, trainer of She'sournightmare, reported to the Office of the Governing Bodies on 25th January that his charge was found to be missing a shoe following this run.

William J. McLernon, trainer of She'sournightmare, reported to the Office of the Governing Bodies on Tuesday 29th March that his charge has had a wind operation since this run.

017E Sandyford H'cap S'chase

The Turf Club Veterinary Officer examined Rogue Trader, trained by T.J. Taaffe, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal.

The Stewards interviewed J.M. Moore, rider of The Mooch, winner, 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 were of the opinion J.M. Moore was in breach of Regulation 10 3 (f) in that he used his whip with excessive force and frequency, and having taken his record into account, they suspended him for 3 racedays.

B.J. Geraghty, rider of Rogue Trader trained by T.J. Taaffe, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount made a bad mistake at the second fence, never travelled thereafter and was pulled up.

J.W. Kennedy, rider of Kates Benefit trained by David Kenneth Budds, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount hung right after the 2nd last fence and was pulled up.

B.M. Cash, rider of Mr Cosmopolitan trained by J.T.R.Dreaper, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount jumped poorly and was pulled up.

T.J. Taaffe, trainer of Rogue Trader, reported to the Office of the Governing Bodies on Monday 25th January that his charge was sound following this race.



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