Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Leopardstown 10th July 2014

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

A.P.O'Brien, trainer of Duarte Fernandes (USA) (off feed) - €200

171B Leopardstown H'cap

The Stewards requested a report from J. S. Bolger, trainer as to the apparent improvement in form of Teocht, placed first, as compared with its recent form. The trainer's representative reported that the horse benefited today from the return to a softer surface and the application of a tongue tie. He also added that the yard is now in good form. Having considered the evidence the Stewards noted the explanation offered.

171D Leopardstown Summer Membership H'cap

S. Foley, rider of Bribe The Bouncer trained by Mrs John Harrington, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount hung left in running.

171F Leopardstown On Facebook App. H'cap

The Stewards enquired into an incident in the straight involving Madam Mo, ridden by S. Corby, placed second, Blue Ridge Lane, ridden by R.P. Downey, placed third and Rayna, ridden by Gary Paul Halpin, placed first. Evidence was heard from the riders concerned, in the presence of P.A.Fahy , trainer, who accompanied Sean Corby and John C. McConnell, trainer, who accompanied R.P.Downey. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards were of the opinion that Gary Paul Halpin was in breach of Rule 214, having ridden carelessly and having considered his record, suspended him for one race day.

171G Leopardstown Club Membership H'cap

The Stewards requested a report from Gordon Elliott, trainer as to the apparent improvement in form of Bayan, placed first, as compared with its recent form. The trainer's representative reported that the horse disappointed on his last start but was then given a break and freshened up. Having considered the evidence the Stewards noted the explanation offered.

F.M. Berry, rider of Stocktons Wing, trained by Charles O'Brien, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount hung left in running.



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