Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Leopardstown 8th May 2016

The Stewards fined the following trainer in respect of their non-runner:-

D. K. Weld, trainer of The Moore Factor (Off feed) - €200

104A Irish Stallion Farms EBF Auction M'dn

The Stewards informed T. Stack, trainer that Olympic Legend, would have to be recertified before being declared to run from stalls again.

The Stewards informed K.J. Condon, trainer that Magnification, would have to be recertified before being declared to run from stalls again.

104B Amethyst Stakes

The Turf Club Veterinary Officer examined Custom Cut, trained by David O'Meara (in GB), at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal.

104D Derrinstown Stud Derby Trial Stakes

Following the running of this race F.M. Berry, rider of Ventura Storm, met with the Stewards and drew to their attention an incident at the road crossing whereby his mount stumbled and lost his action. Also in attendance were Lorcan Wyer, Clerk of the Course, Pat Keogh, CEO Leopardstown and David Attwood, Leopardstown Racecourse. F.M. Berry stated that previous incidents at the road crossing had been brought to the attention of the relevant parties which was accepted by the Clerk of the Course. Lorcan Wyer stated that professional advice had been taken to find a suitable solution to the problem but difficulties arose through the main drainage pipe being too close to the surface of the road crossing. Pat Keogh indicated that further solutions had been investigated and some remedial work had been done since last year which appeared to have solved the problem until today's incident highlighted the problem again. David Attwood also gave evidence in relation to the manner in which the matter had been addressed. F.M. Berry reviewed a video recording of the incident in the presence of the Stewards. Having viewed the video and carefully considered the opinion of F.M. Berry, the Stewards were satisfied that it was clearly evident that a problem with the roadway crossing as identified by F.M. Berry, Lorcan Wyer, Pat Keogh and David Attwood still remained. The Stewards were of the view that the problem identified required urgent attention and therefore referred the matter to the CEO of the Turf Club for consideration in conjunction with the Licensing Committee.

F.M. Berry, rider of Ventura Storm, trained by Richard Hannon (in GB), reported to the Stewards' that his mount stumbled and lost his action on the road crossing.

104E John R Fitzpatrick Agri Contractor H'cap

The Stewards informed John M. Oxx, trainer that Aimhirgin Lass, would have to be recertified before being declared to run from stalls again.

The Stewards informed Damian Joseph English, trainer that Tribal Path, would have to be recertified before being declared to run from stalls again.

W.M. Lordan, rider of Mzuri trained by Ms. Sheila Lavery, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount got upset in stalls, then in running hung to the left and was eased close to the finish.

The Stewards requested a report from Niall Moran, trainer as to the apparent improvement in form of Dont Bother Me, placed first, as compared with its recent run at Sligo. Niall Moran reported that his charge recently ran at Sligo where he carried 10 stone 9lbs in heavy ground from the outside draw in a 6 furlong race on a tight track. Today the better ground conditions and his known liking for the track contributed to the improved run. Having considered the evidence the Stewards noted the content of the report.

104F Fitzpatrick Gallagher McEvoy H'cap

The Turf Club Veterinary Officer examined Botany Bay, trained by Charles O'Brien, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal.

104G Bulmers Live At Leopardstown M'dn

The Stewards informed John M. Oxx, trainer that Prince Charmin', would have to be recertified before being declared to run from stalls again.



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