Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Leopardstown 29th October 2016

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

G.P. Halpin rode Maison Bleu (GB) (reserve) , trained by W.T. Farrell (Race 1)
R. Coakley rode Louth Lion (reserve) , trained by J.Larkin (Race 8)

303A Tote EBF (Fillies) M'dn

K.J. Leonard, rider of Barrys Girl, trained by Miss Susan A Finn, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount was reluctant to race.

303B Tote EBF (C&G) M'dn

The Stewards fined W.P.Browne, trainer, €350 for lodging a passport in respect of Sailing Stone, in which the vaccinations did not conform with the provisions of Rule 91. The Stewards allowed the horse to run on receipt of the trainer's written assurance that the vaccinations were in order.

S. Foley, rider of Invincible Ryker trained by M.Halford, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount hung fractionally to the left during this race.

R.P. Whelan, rider of Lucky Icon trained by Thomas Mullins, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount hung fractionally to the left during this race.

303C TheTote.com EBF Fillies Nursery

The Stewards received a report from W. Fleming , Turf Club Clerk of the Scales, regarding the fact that R. Aguiar , rider of Shes Ranger , weighed in at 1.7 lbs overweight. Evidence was heard from the rider concerned, who stated that he was dehydrated after weighing out and drank a bottle of water. Having considered the evidence, the Stewards were satisfied that R. Aguiar was in breach of Rule 231 and they therefore suspended him for 1 raceday.

303F TOTE November H'cap

D.P. Linehan, rider of Jennies Jewel trained by Jarlath P.Fahey, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount met with bad interference before the turn into the straight.

R.P. Cleary, rider of Theophilus trained by J. S. Bolger, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount met with interference before the turn into the straight.

S.P. Davis, rider of Tara Dylan trained by Thomas Mullins, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his saddle slipped in the early stages of this race.

The Stewards enquired into possible interference inside the final two furlongs involving Mandatario (GB), ridden by K.J. Manning, unplaced and Roconga, ridden by W.J. Lee, unplaced, where it appeared that Mandatario received a check when Roconga made a manoeuvre into his path. Evidence was heard from the riders concerned. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards were of the opinion that W.J. Lee had caused the interference by riding carelessly and suspended him for 4 racedays having taken his previous record into consideration.

K.J. Leonard, rider of Artful Artist, trained by A.J.Martin, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount got tight for room before the turn into the straight and was checked.

The Stewards enquired into the running and riding of Roconga, ridden by W.J. Lee, and trained by E. J. O'Grady. Evidence was heard from the trainer and rider concerned. E.J. O'Grady, trainer, stated that he had discussed this race with the rider and felt that from a wide draw he had hoped for a good break that would allow his charge to be brought along in the race and then from a good position that he could arrive late. On viewing the video he felt that nothing worked out for his rider. W.J. Lee, rider, while watching the video of the race stated that he hoped to ride this race as discussed, to jump off well, get in behind a few horses and get a small bit of cover. He pointed out that he was satisfied early on in a steady pace until around the seven furlong marker where he began to get taken back out of the race and this effectively took away whatever chance he had. From thereon he hoped to get gaps but none appeared until into the straight where he altered course and switched inwards causing interference in doing so and having considered his chance to be gone at that point he was easy on his mount in the last furlong. The Stewards also received a report from the Turf Club Veterinary Officer who stated that Roconga was post race normal. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards noted the explanations offered.

The Stewards enquired into the running and riding of Roconga, ridden by W.J. Lee, and trained by E. J. O'Grady. Evidence was heard from the trainer and rider concerned. E.J. O'Grady, trainer, stated that he had discussed this race with the rider and felt that from a wide draw he had hoped for a good break that would allow his charge to be brought along in the race and then from a good position that he could arrive late. On viewing the video he felt that nothing worked out for his rider. W.J. Lee, rider, while watching the video of the race stated that he hoped to ride this race as discussed, to jump off well, get in behind a few horses and get a small bit of cover. He pointed out that he was satisfied early on in a steady pace until around the seven furlong marker where he began to get taken back out of the race and this effectively took away whatever chance he had. From thereon he hoped to get gaps but none appeared until into the straight where he altered course and switched inwards causing interference in doing so and having considered his chance to be gone at that point he was easy on his mount in the last furlong. The Stewards also received a report from the Turf Club Veterinary Officer who stated that Roconga was post race normal. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards noted the explanations offered.



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