Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Leopardstown 2nd March 2014

040A Leopardstown Club Summer M'dn H'dle

The Stewards enquired into possible interference after the last hurdle involving Emperor Of Exmoor, ridden by R. Loughran, placed second and Is Love Alive (GB), ridden by M.P. Fogarty, placed first. 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 judges placings and took no further action.

040B Ballsbridge H'dle

P. Townend, rider of Midnight Game (GB), trained by W.P. Mullins, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount stopped very quickly in the straight.

040E Carrickmines H'cap S'chase

The Stewards interviewed R.P. Treacy, rider of Kylecrue, concerning his use of the whip in this race. Evidence was heard from the rider concerned. Having viewed a recording of the race and considered the evidence the Stewards were of the opinion that the rider was in breach of Regulation 10 3(f) and 10(4), in that he used the whip with excessive frequency and failed to give his mount time to respond. Having considered his record in this regard, the rider was suspended for twelve race days.

040F Leopardstown Club Members H'cap S'chase

The Stewards enquired into the apparent improvement in form of Forever Gold, trained by Edward Cawley, placed second, compared with its recent form. Evidence was heard from the trainer concerned who stated that his charge disappointed on his last few starts on very testing ground. He added that the better ground today helped the horse return to form. Evidence was also heard from Mr. Noel O'Brien, Senior Turf Club National Hunt Handicapper, who stated that today's run represented a significant improvement on recent form. Having considered the evidence the Stewards noted the explanation offered.

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