Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Leopardstown 26th December 2015

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

D.J. Mullins replaced M.P. Fogarty on Phar Island, trained by Thomas Mullins (Race 1)(stewards permission)
D.E. Mullins replaced T.P. Treacy on Shannak, trained by Anthony Mullins (Race 4)(see report)
D.J. Mullins rode Annie Alainn, trained by Thomas Mullins (Race 4)(Stewards permission).
Miss. K. Walsh replaced Mr K.E. Power on Call Him Bawny, trained by P.A. Fahy (Race 7)(stewards permission)
D.J. Mullins replaced P. Townend on Footpad (FR), trained by W.P. Mullins (Race 3)(injured)
Mr.P.W.Mullins replaced P. Townend on Douvan (FR), trained by W.P. Mullins (Race 6)(injured)

341A Clayton Hotel Leopardstown M'dn H'dle

The Stewards interviewed D.J.Mullins, rider of Phar Island, 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 that the rider was in breach of Regulation 10.3(b), in that he continued to use the whip after his chance of winning or being placed had clearly gone and having considered his record, suspended him for one race day.

The Stewards fined Gordon Elliott, trainer, €350 for lodging a passport in respect of Doldrum Bay, 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.

341C Knight Frank Juvenile H'dle

D.N. Russell, rider of Officer Sydney, trained by Gordon Elliott, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount did not act on the ground.

341D Cardinal Capital H'cap H'dle

The Stewards received a request from Anthony Mullins, trainer of Shannak, to substitute the nominated rider T.P. Treacy, with D.E.Mullins, due to the nominated rider being unable to make the weight. The trainer stated that he nominated T.P. Treacy without establishing his availability, having being let down at the last minute by his original rider. He added that with three meetings he did not have too many options, bearing in mind the light weight. Having considered the evidence, the Stewards having considered all the circumstances,allowed the request but cautioned him concerning his future responsibilities in this regard.

A.E. Lynch, rider of Deano, trained by Miss Mary Louise Hallahan, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount slipped up independently.

The Turf Club Veterinary Officer examined Baroque Style, trained by Gordon Elliott, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to have burst blood vessels in running.

L.P. Dempsey, rider of Baroque Style, trained by Gordon Elliott, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount stopped quickly.

341F Racing Post Novice S'chase

The Turf Club Veterinary Officer examined Ttebbob, trained by Mrs John Harrington, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal.

341G Donohue Marquees INH Flat Race

The Stewards enquired into an incident in the straight involving Bacardys (FR), ridden by Mr P.W. Mullins, placed first and Grotesque (GB), ridden by Mr J.J. Codd, placed second. Evidence was heard from the riders concerned. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards were of the opinion that Mr. J.J.Codd was in breach of Rule 214, in that he rode carelessly and having considered his record, suspended him for one race day.

The Stewards interviewed Mr P.W. Mullins, rider of Bacardys (FR), concerning his use of the whip in 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 that the rider was in breach of Regulation 10.3(f) and 10.4 , in that he used the whip with excessive frequency and without giving his mount time to respond and having considered his record, suspended him for two race day's.



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