Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Leopardstown 25th January 2015

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

R.C. Colgan replaced R.P. McNamara on Caolaneoin, trained by Shane Nolan (Race 3)(Injured)
J.J. Burke replaced B.T. O'Connell on Lord Alfie, trained by Miss Elizabeth Doyle (Race 6) (Injured)

018A Donohue Marquees M'dn H'dle

The Stewards enquired into possible interference on landing after jumping the final hurdle involving Gladiator King, ridden by A.P. McCoy, dead heated winner and Prince Of Scars, ridden by R. Loughran, dead heated winner, where it appeared there may have been slight interference. Evidence was heard from the riders concerned. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards were satisfied that the interference was accidental in nature and therefore made no alteration to the judges placings and took no further action.

018E Lacy & Partners Solicitors Novice H'dle

Gordon Elliott, trainer of No More Heroes, reported to the Office of the Governing Bodies on Thursday, 19th February 2015 that his charge scoped wrong post race.

018F Racecourse Of The Year H'cap S'chase

The Stewards heard an objection which was lodged with the Clerk Of The Scales by the rider of the second placed horse R. Walsh on the grounds that his mount Heathfield was hit once across the head by the winning rider in the closing stages, which he felt cost him the race.
Evidence was heard from the rider concerned and B.J. Cooper, rider of the winner, Bishops Road.
Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards were satisfied that the runner up had been hit across the head once by the winner but could not be satisfied that the winner had improved his finishing position as a result of this accidental action, and so they overruled the objection.



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