Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Leopardstown 29th December 2020

381A Adare Manor Opportunity H'cap S'chase

J.P. O'Sullivan, rider of Fiveaftermidnight trained by P.J. Rothwell, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount made a bad mistake three out.

Owing to low-lying sun, the Stewards granted permission for Fence #1 (the last) to be omitted from this race.

381B Pigsback.com M'dn H'dle

Owing to low-lying sun, the Stewards granted permission for Hurdle #1 (the last) to be omitted from this race.

E. Walsh, rider of Villain Thomas trained by Peter Maher, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount made several jumping errors.

381C Advent Insurance Irish EBF (Mares) H'dle

The Stewards reviewed an incident after the final hurdle involving Concertista (FR), ridden by P. Townend, placed first and Minella Melody, ridden by Rachael Blackmore, placed second, where it appeared the two horses may have come close together. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the matter, the Stewards decided that no further action was warranted.

381E Matheson H'dle

The Stewards reviewed an incident after the last involving Sharjah (FR), ridden by Mr P.W. Mullins, placed first, and Aspire Tower, ridden by Rachael Blackmore, placed second, where it appeared the two horses may have come close together. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the matter, the Stewards decided that no further action was warranted.

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer reported to the Stewards that Abacadabras (FR) trained by Gordon Elliott was found to have mucus in his trachea post race.

381F Irish Stallion Farms EBF Novice Hcap Hdl

The Stewards interviewed I.J. Power, rider of Jacksons Gold, 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 found the rider in breach of Reg.10.3(g)(frequency) and having taken his record into account cautioned him on this occasion.

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer reported to the Stewards that Jacksons Gold trained by Ms. Alice Curran was found to have pulled a hind shoe and was sore post race.

381G Irish Injured Jockeys INH Flat Race

The Stewards interviewed Mr A. McMahon, rider of Eurotiep (FR), 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 cautioned him on this occasion.

Mr. Justice Tony Hunt, Chairman, absented himself from this enquiry. Mr. Peter N. Reynolds, acted as Chairman.

GENERAL INFORMATION

The following Raceday Stewards acted on behalf of the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board at this race meeting:

Mr. Justice Tony Hunt (Chairman)
Mr. Peter N. Reynolds
Ms. Mary Cosgrave
Ms. Justice Leonie Reynolds
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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