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Leopardstown 13th May 2018

The Stewards fined the following trainers in respect of their non-runners:-

A.P.O'Brien, trainer of Magical (Ground Conditions) - €600
A.P.O'Brien, trainer of Magical (Late Withdrawal) - €200

109A Leopardstown Summer Pass M'dn

The Stewards requested a report from G.M.Lyons, trainer, as to the apparent improvement in form of Bucky Larson, placed first, as compared with its recent form. G.M. Lyons stated that his charge ran well on his first run having been dropped in. On his last run, there was no pace and he had to make all the running. On this occasion, G.M. Lyons reverted to tactics used on his first run, and this suited his charge better today. Having considered the evidence the Stewards noted the explanation offered.

109B Amethyst Stakes

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined Brendan Brackan, trained by G.M.Lyons, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal.

109C Derrinstown Stud 1,000 Guineas Trial

S. Foley, rider of Drombeg Dream trained by Augustine Leahy, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount hated the ground and didn't let herself down.

W.J. Lee, rider of Mary Tudor trained by W. McCreery, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount hung right in the straight.

109E John R Fitzpatrick Agri Contractor H'cap

S. Foley, rider of Tresorier (GB) trained by John James Feane, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount didn't get the clearest of runs in the straight.

L.F. Roche, rider of Silk Cravat (GB) trained by John Geoghegan, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount was tight for room.

109F Fitzpatrick Gallagher McEvoy H'cap

C.D. Hayes, rider of Wooster trained by Noel C. Kelly, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount got no run at any stage.

S. Foley, rider of Curley Bill trained by Noel Meade, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount felt the ground.

109G Captain Dara Fitzpatrick Memorial M'dn

The Stewards enquired into two seperate incidents in this race. The first involving King D'argent (FR), ridden by C.T. Keane, Moktamel, ridden by C.D. Hayes and Southern France, ridden by D. O'Brien, where it appeared that King D' argent had to check, and the second incident involving King D'argent, ridden by C.T. Keane, Stronghold (FR), ridden by D.M. Redmond and Niku, ridden by C. O'Donoghue, where it appeared that King D'argent checked. Evidence was heard from the riders concerned. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards were unable to apportion blame in relation to the first incident and took no further action, but cautioned D.M. Redmond to be more careful in the future in relation to the second incident.


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

Mr. R. Ryan (Chairman),
Mr. J. McStay,
Ms. M. Cosgrave,
Mr. J. Weld,
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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