Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Leopardstown 26th December 2013

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

W.P. Mullins for Noble Inn (FR) at Leopardstown 26th December 2013.

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

Gordon Elliott, trainer of Fort Smith. (Declared in error - €200).

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

Mr D. O' Connor replaced Mr R.P. McNamara on Windsor Park, trained by D. K. Weld (Race 7)(Injured).

341A Thorntons Recycling M'dn H'dle

The Stewards enquired into the running and riding of Killiney Court, ridden by B. Hayes, and trained by C.A.Murphy. Evidence was heard from the rider and trainer concerned. B. Hayes, stated that his instructions were to settle his mount in mid-division and to do the best he could. He said his mount jumped well but became outpaced down the back straight before meeting with slight interference rounding the home bend. He added that his mount made a bad respiratory noise in the home straight, which in his opinion affected the performance of the horse today. He stated that he was unaware that he had to report this to anyone following the race. He eased his mount as a result of making this noise. C. A. Murphy confirmed the instructions given and added that he felt B. Hayes could have made more effort. He outlined the wind problems that his charge has had in the past, and also the fact that he has had two operations prior to his first run on a racecourse for this problem. He further added that he was unaware that his charge had made a respiratory noise in running but was not surprised by this. The Stewards also received a report from the Turf Club Veterinary Officer who stated that Killiney Court was found to be post race normal. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards noted the explanations offered in relation to the running and riding of Killiney Court. They did, however, find that B. Hayes was in breach of Rule 213(ii), in that he had failed to report anything that may have affected the running of his horse in the race. Having taken his previous record in this regard into account, they suspended him for eight race days.

341D Copper Face Jacks H'cap Hdle

The Stewards enquired into an incident in the closing stages of this race involving Big Generator (GB), ridden by C.M. Walsh, Sammy Black (GER), ridden by D.G. Hogan, and Ok Oscar, ridden by M.P. Walsh, all unplaced, where it appeared Big Generator (GB) and Sammy Black (GER) met with interference. Evidence was heard from the riders concerned. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards found that M. P. Walsh was in breach of Rule 214 in that he had ridden carelessly and having taken his previous record in this regard into account, they suspended him for one race day. Furthermore the Stewards cautioned C. M. Walsh concerning the accuracy of his evidence.

The Stewards enquired into the circumstances surrounding the withdrawal of Fosters Cross from this race under Regulation 3, as it appeared no rider had been declared for this horse up to 30 minutes prior to the first race as required. Evidence was heard from Mr. Thomas Mullins, trainer, Mr. Michael Carroll, assistant Clerk of the Scales, Miss Nessa Joyce, Racing and Operations manager, Leopardstown Racecourse and B.J. Cooper, rider. Having considered the evidence given, the Stewards referred the matter to the Chief Executive of the Turf Club for further investigation.

341E Racing Post For Irish Racing H'cap S'ch

S.J. Gray, rider of Ros Brin trained by G.A. Kingston, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount burst a blood vessel in running.

341G Donohue Marquees INH Flat Race

The Turf Club Veterinary Officer examined Vedettariat (FR), trained by W.P. Mullins, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal.

The Stewards fined P.J. Rothwell, trainer, €130 for lodging a passport in respect of Benahavis, in which the vaccinations did not conform with the provisions of Rule 91. The Stewards allowed the horse to run on receipt of the trainer's written assurance that the vaccinations were in order.

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