Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Leopardstown 29th December 2016

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

Mr. N. McParlan replaced Mr R.P. Quinlan on Flirting Lesa, trained by Miss Elizabeth Anne Lalor (Race 7)(Injury)

353A Martinstown Opportunity H'cap S'chase

The Stewards received a report from the Turf Club Veterinary Officer that Futuramic, trained by Andrew Lynch was withdrawn at the start due to burst blood vessels. On further veterinary examination the horse was also found to be clinically abnormal. Samples were taken for analysis.

353B Guinness M'dn H'dle

D.J. Mullins, rider of Pack The Punch trained by Desmond McDonogh, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount jumped poorly and never travelled.

353C Willis Towers Watson EBF (Mares) H'dle

Raymond John McCurtin, trainer of Love On Top, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his charge showed signs of being in season post race

353D Neville Hotels Novice S'chase

B.J. Cooper, rider of Alpha Des Obeaux (FR), trained by M.F.Morris, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount burst blood vessels and was pulled up.

The Turf Club Veterinary Officer examined Alpha Des Obeaux (FR), trained by M.F.Morris, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to have burst blood vessels.

353G Donohoe Marquees INH Flat Race

The Stewards enquired into possible interference in the straight involving Burren Life, ridden by Mr J.J. Codd, placed third, Line Out, ridden by Mr D. O'Connor, placed second and Quick Grabim, ridden by Mr F. Maguire, placed first, where it appeared Line Out ran short of room. Evidence was heard from the riders concerned. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards made no alteration to the Judge's placings. The Stewards however found Mr. F. Maguire in breach of Rule 214 by riding carelessly and having taken his good record into account suspended him for two race days.



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