Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Leopardstown 26th January 2014

018A Leopardstown Sports Lounge M'dn H'dle

The Stewards enquired into the running and riding of Sir Abbot, ridden by A.P. McCoy, and trained by Robert Tyner. Evidence was heard from the trainer's representative and rider concerned. Mrs Mary Tyner, authorised representative for Robert Tyner, trainer, stated that A.P. McCoy was instructed to ride mid division, get his mount jumping and to do his best. She added that in running she thought that the animal was outpaced in the back straight but had stayed on well in the closing stages. She expressed her satisfaction with the ride and informed the Stewards that this animal had recently won a Point-to-Point very convincingly at Avaune which suggested that he may need further. A.P. McCoy, rider, confirmed the instructions and stated that this was a fast run race which resulted in his mount being outpaced early on and as the race progressed the animal came under pressure after the fourth last hurdle when the pace quickened. He added that from that point he then squeezed his mount but did not get too forceful as he feared that the animal might not stay galloping to the line. He concluded by stating that his mount passed tired horses going to the final hurdle and finally picked up and ran on to finish well. He was of the belief that this animal needs more experience and needs a longer trip and he would not rule out another race over two miles, ultimately he should be a good staying animal. The Stewards also received a report from the Turf Club Veterinary Officer who stated that Sir Abbot was post race normal. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards noted the explanations.

A.L.T.Moore, trainer of Sabroclair (FR), reported to the Stewards' Secretaries on 8th February that his charge was found to be clinically abnormal when examined at his premises post race.

018D Frank Ward Solicitors Arkle Nov. S'chase

A.P. McCoy, rider of Defy Logic, trained by Paul Nolan, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount burst a blood vessel in this race.

The Stewards interviewed B.J. Cooper, rider of Trifolium (FR), concerning his use of the whip in the closing stages of this race of this race. Evidence was heard from the rider concerned. Having viewed a recording of the race and considered the evidence the Stewards found B.J. Cooper in breach of Reg 10 3 (c) by the continued hitting of a horse that clearly has its race won and having taken his good record into account they severely cautioned him as to his future behaviour in this regard.

D.N. Russell, rider of Irish Thistle, trained by H.Rogers, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount jumped big at the first fence and was unable to lie-up thereafter.

018F Leopardstown Racecourse H'cap S'chase

The Stewards interviewed Mr M.T. Slevin, rider of Tabhachtach, 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 were satisfied that Mr M.T. Slevin was in breach of R10(4) by failing to give his mount time to respond and R10(3)(f) by using his whip with excessive force. They suspended him for 2 racedays having taken his previous record into consideration.

018G Donohoe Marquees (Pro-Am) INH Flat Race

The Stewards interviewed G.N. Fox, rider of Glenfane, concerning his use of the whip in 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 found G.N. Fox in breach of Regulation 10 3(b) by the continued hitting of his horse after its chance of winning or being placed was clearly gone and having taken his record into account cautioned him regarding his future behaviour in this regard.

The Stewards received a report from P. L. Malone, Turf Club Clerk of the Scales, regarding the fact that Mr R.P. McNamara, rider of Windsor Park, weighed in at 1.7 lbs overweight. Evidence was heard from the rider concerned. Having considered the evidence, the Stewards were satisfied that Mr. R. P. McNamara was in breach of Rule 231 (iii) and having taken his record in this regard into account they therefore suspended him for three race days.



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