Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Leopardstown 9th March 2018

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

B.J. Geraghty replaced M.P. Walsh on Destin D'ajonc (FR), trained by Gordon Elliott (Race 3)(Stewards permission, intended mount a non runner)

368A Leopardstown Classic Trials Day H'dle

The Stewards enquired into possible interference rounding the final bend involving Jezki, ridden by B.J. Geraghty, placed first and Karalee (FR), ridden by R. Walsh, placed third, where it appeared Karalee (FR) met with interference. 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. They were, however, of the opinion that B.J. Geraghty was in breach of Rule 214 in that he had ridden carelessly and having considered his record, the Stewards suspended him for 1 raceday.

368C TRI Equestrian H'cap H'dle

E. O'Connell, rider of Golden Spear (GB), trained by A.J.Martin, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount took a blow at the second last, before staying on past tired horses in the closing stages.

368D Irish Stallion Farms EBF Rated Nov S'ch

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

368E TRI Equestrian H'cap S'chase

Owing to ground conditions, the Stewards granted permission for the 9th fence to be omitted in this race and for the remainder of the card.

D.N. Russell, rider of Jetstream Jack trained by Gordon Elliott, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his saddle slipped in running.

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer reported to the Stewards that Spider Web trained by Thomas Mullins was found to have blood at the nose following exercised induced pulmonary haemorrhage.

The Stewards enquired into an incident on the approach to the last involving Blast Of Koeman, ridden by P.T. Enright and Spider Web, ridden by M.A. Enright. Evidence was heard from the riders concerned. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards took no further action.

368G Leopardstown M'ship Beg. S'chase

T.N. Brett, rider of Georges Conn trained by John Patrick Ryan, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount made a bad mistake at the first down the back and never travelled thereafter.

GENERAL INFORMATION

The following Raceday Stewards acted on behalf of the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board at this race meeting:
Mr. Laurence McFerran (Chairman),
Mr. J.M. McGrath,
Mr. John Murphy,
Mr. Peter McCartan,
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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