Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Leopardstown 2nd March 2020

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

Mr. J.C. Gainford replaced Mr I.P. Donoghue on Kempstone, trained by S.R.B. Crawford (Race 7)(Injured)

042A Kids Go Racing H'cap H'dle

D. Meyler, rider of Breesy Mountain trained by Karl Thornton, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount was pulled up having burst a blood vessel.

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined Fruits Of Glory, trained by Edward Cawley, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be clinically abnormal and to have coughed post race.

042B RED MILLS Irish EBF Auct. Novice H'dle

D.E. Mullins, rider of It Could Be You trained by Thomas Mullins, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount made a very bad mistake at the fourth last hurdle.

042C TRI Equestrian H'cap H'dle

Under the provisions of Rule 90, the Stewards ordered the withdrawal of Olive D'haguenet (FR), trained by I.Madden, as the vaccinations did not conform with the provisions of Rule 91. Furthermore they informed the trainer that Olive D'haguenet (FR) would be ineligible to run until the error is corrected to the satisfaction of the IHRB Veterinary Officer and any period of suspension imposed has expired.

Owing to the low lying sun, the Stewards granted permission for hurdle #2 to be omitted from this race

E. Walsh, rider of Nicole's Milan trained by Sean Aherne, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount did not handle the ground but stayed on past tired horses in the closing stages of this race.

042D Leopardstown Family Day Beginners Schase

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined Dortmund Park (FR), trained by Gordon Elliott, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be blowing hard post race.

042F Adare Manor Opportunity H'cap S'chase

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined Golden Sunset (GB), trained by Niall Madden, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal.

Owing to the low elevation of the sun, the Stewards granted permission for fence #2 to be omitted from this race

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined School Lane, trained by Liam Lennon, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal.

P.J. O'Hanlon, rider of Blue Empyrean trained by R. K. Watson, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount put down at the fence past the stands and did not travel thereafter before being pulled up.

The Stewards received a post race report from D.J. Hand, rider, stating that he had pulled up his mount after the first fence as he felt that he had lost his action. The Stewards reviewed that part of the race and subsequently enquired into the riding of School Lane, ridden by D.J. Hand, and trained by Liam Lennon. D.J. Hand was requested to review the video and comment on his actions that led to his mount being pulled up. D.J. Hand admitted to the Stewards that he had bypassed the second fence in error and that his report was not accurate. Having viewed the recording of the area of the race in question and considered the evidence, the Stewards were satisfied that D.J. Hand was in breach of Rule 212 (a)(iv) by negligent misjudgement which resulted in him failing to attain his best possible placing and Rule 272 (i)(ii) and (iii) by supplying false information initially to a Racing official and later at a Stewards' Enquiry. Having taken his previous record into consideration the Stewards suspended D.J. Hand for 14 racedays and ordered that he forfeit his riding fee

A.P. Kelly, rider of Gone Galavanting trained by Padraig Roche, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount never travelled during this race before being pulled up.

GENERAL INFORMATION

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

Mr. Roderick Ryan (Chairman),

Mr. Charles C. Cunningham,

Mr. C.P. Magnier,

Mr. C.J. O'Reilly,

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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