Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Leopardstown 28th December 2017

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

R. Loughran replaced J.W. Kennedy on Billy's Hope, trained by Mrs John Harrington (Race 2)(Injured)
R. Blackmore replaced J.W. Kennedy on Commandant, trained by M.F.Morris (Race 1)(Injured)
D.N. Russell replaced J.W. Kennedy on Apple's Jade (FR), trained by Gordon Elliott (Race 3)(Injured)
S.J. Crimin replaced D.G. Hogan on Colms Dream, trained by Karl Thornton (Race 2)(Unwell)
R. Blackmore replaced J.W. Kennedy on Outlander, trained by Gordon Elliott (Race 6)(Injured)
R. Blackmore replaced D.N. Russell on Wishmoor, trained by M.F.Morris (Race 7)(Injured)

351A attheraces.com M'dn H'dle

Owing to the low lying sun, the Stewards granted permission for the omission of hurdle number 1 in this race.

D.N. Russell, rider of Cut Em Down trained by Joseph Patrick O'Brien, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount was travelling well but weakened.

Luke Comer, trainer of Incredible Black, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his charge was coughing post race

351B Pertemps Network H'cap H'dle (Qualifier)

Owing to the low lying sun, the Stewards granted permission for the omission of hurdle number 1 in this race.

B.J. Geraghty, rider of Mon Lino (FR) trained by Paul Nolan, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount was never travelling and pulled up.

P. Townend, rider of Isleofhopendreams (GB) trained by W.P. Mullins, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount was never travelling and pulled up.

The Stewards interviewed M.P. Walsh, rider of A Great View, 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 found M.P. Walsh to be in breach of Regulation 10.3 (f) in that he used his whip with excessive frequency. Having considered his clean record in this regard, the Stewards cautioned M.P. Walsh.

The Turf Club Veterinary Officer examined Mon Lino (FR), trained by Paul Nolan, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal.

351E The Irish Daily Star Novice H'cap H'dle

B.J. Geraghty, rider of Wigs On The Green trained by M.F.Morris, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount stopped quickly.

The Turf Club Veterinary Officer examined Wigs On The Green, trained by M.F.Morris, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal.

351F Leopardstown Christmas S'chase

B.J. Geraghty, rider of Carlingford Lough trained by John E. Kiely, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount never travelled and pulled up.

R.M. Power, rider of Sizing John (GB) trained by Mrs John Harrington, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount finished distressed.

The Turf Club Veterinary Officer examined Sizing John (GB), trained by Mrs John Harrington, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be clinically abnormal post race.

351G Ballymaloe Foods INH Flat Race

The Stewards interviewed Ms K. Walsh, rider of Young Wolf, concerning her 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 found Ms K. Walsh to be in breach of Regulation 10.3 (f) in that she used her whip with excessive frequency. Having considered her previous record in this regard, the Stewards suspended Ms K. Walsh for two racedays.

GENERAL INFORMATION

The following Stewards acted at this meeting:

Mr. Justice T. Hunt (Chairman),
Mr. Justice F. Clarke,
Mr. P. Caffrey,
Ms. M. Cosgrave,
Mr. P.D. Matthews.



Disclaimer: Please note this information is provisional and is subject to amendment until published in the Irish Racing Calendar.


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