Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Leopardstown 27th December 2015

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

J.M. Moore replaced J.D. O'Neill on Take A Chance On R, trained by Garry Caldwell (Race 2)(Stewards permission, see enquiry).
Mr. P.W. Mullins replaced P. Townend on Bachasson (FR), trained by W.P. Mullins (Race 4)(injured)
N.M Kelly replaced P. Townend on Urano (FR), trained by W.P. Mullins (Race 6)(injured)
Ms. N. Carberry rode Riverside City (reserve) , trained by Gordon Elliott (Race 6).
John.J. Fitzpatrick rode Empire Of Dirt, trained by C.A.Murphy (Race 6)(Stewards permission, see enquiry).
I. J. McCarthy rode Knockanarrigan (reserve) , trained by Ms. Sandra Hughes (Race 6)

343B Paddy Power M'dn H'dle

The Stewards received a request from Garry Caldwell, trainer of Take A Chance On R, to substitute the nominated rider J.D. O'Neill, with J.M. Moore, as the rider was unable to ride at the correct weight. Evidence was heard from the rider and trainer concerned. Having considered the evidence, the Stewards were of the opinion J.D. O'Neill was in breach of Rule 198 in that he was unable to ride at the correct weight, and having taken his record into account, they fined him €150. Furthermore, they allowed the request to change the nominated rider.

343C Paddy Power So Quick So Easy App S'chase

B.J. Cooper, rider of Clarcam (FR) trained by Gordon Elliott, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his saddle slipped.

343F Paddy Power S'chase

The Stewards interviewed C.A.Murphy, trainer, concerning his failure to nominate a rider before the designated time for Empire Of Dirt. Evidence was heard from the trainer concerned. Having considered the evidence, the Stewards were of the opinion that C.A. Murphy was in breach of Regulation 3, and having considered his record they fined him €200. Furthermore, using their powers under Rule 10(i), they allowed the nomination of John. J. Fitzpatrick. Mr. C.P. Magnier, Acting Steward, was not present for this enquiry.

Acting under the provisions of Rule 198, the Stewards allowed I.J. McCarthy, rider of Knockanarrigan (reserve), to ride at 3Ibs overweight in this race, due to exceptional circumstances.

343G Paddy Power Games INH Flat Race

Miss N. Doyle, rider of Wilde Breeze, trained by Timothy Doyle, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that her mount jinked suddenly, unseating her.

Adrian Maguire, trainer of Oscars Boss (GB), reported to the Office of the Governing Bodies on 30th December that his charge scoped abnormally following examination on 29th December.

Mrs John Harrington, trainer of Hold Your Nerve, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that her charge was found to be lame post race.



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