Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Leopardstown 2nd February 2019

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

B. Hayes replaced K.M. Donoghue on Getareason, trained by W.P. Mullins (Race 1)(Stewards permission)

021A Lacy & Partners Solicitors Novice H'dle

The Stewards received a request from W.P. Mullins, trainer of Getareason, to substitute the nominated rider K.M. Donoghue, with B. Hayes, owing to a genuine error at declaration time. Evidence was heard from Ben Delmar, Authorised Representative of the trainer. Having considered the evidence, the Stewards accepted the explanation offered, allowed the request on this occasion and reminded the trainer of his future responsibilities in this regard.

Owing to the lowing sun, the Stewards granted permission for the last hurdle to be omitted from this race and the remainder of the card.

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined Dunvegan (FR), trained by P.A.Fahy, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be clinically abnormal post race.

The Stewards interviewed M.P. Walsh, rider of Rhinestone, 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 were satisfied that M.P Walsh was in breach of Regulation 10.3(f), in that he had used his whip with excessive frequency. Having taken his previous record in this regard into account, the Stewards suspended him for 1 raceday.

B. Browne, rider of Gallant John Joe trained by Oliver McKiernan, reported to the Clerk of Scales that he lost his stick turning in.

021B Ladbrokes Dublin S'chase

Owing to the low lying sun, the Stewards granted permission for the final fence to be omitted from this race.

021C Frank Ward Solicitors Arkle Nov. S'chase

Owing to the low lying sun, the Stewards granted permission for the second last fence to be omitted from this race and the remainder of the card.

021D Goffs H'cap S'chase

The Stewards fined Henry de Bromhead, trainer, €350 for lodging a passport in respect of Three Wise Men, in which the vaccinations did not conform with the provisions of Rule 91. The Stewards ordered the withdrawal of Three Wise Men in accordance with the provisions of Rule 90.

021E BHP Insurance Irish Champion H'dle

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined Melon (GB), trained by W.P. Mullins, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal.

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer reported to the Stewards that Tombstone trained by Gordon Elliott was found to have blood at the nose following exercised induced pulmonary haemorrhage.

021F Ladbrokes H'dle

The Stewards interviewed D.J. O'Keeffe, rider of Jezki, 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 were satisfied that D.J. O' Keeffe was in breach of Regulation 10.3(f), in that he had used his whip with excessive frequency. Having taken his previous record in this regard into account, the Stewards suspended him for 1 raceday.

P. Townend, rider of Sayar trained by W.P. Mullins, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount made a bad mistake at the first.

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined Wonder Laish (GB), trained by C.Byrnes, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal.

021G Matheson (C&G) INH Flat Race

The Stewards interviewed Mr J.J. Codd, rider of Envoi Allen (FR), 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 were satisfied that Mr. J.J. Codd was in breach of Regulation 10.3(f), in that he had used his whip with excessive frequency. Having taken his previous record in this regard into account, the Stewards suspended him for 2 racedays.

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. Sean Barry,
Mrs. T.K. Cooper,
Mr. B. Polly,
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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