Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Leopardstown 12th June 2014

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

J. S. Bolger, trainer of Voice Of Choice (Off Feed) - €200

140B Irish Stallion Farms EBF (C&G) M'dn

The Turf Club Veterinary Officer examined U S Navy Seal (USA), trained by A.P.O'Brien, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be Post Race Normal. Samples were taken for analysis.

140C Ballyogan Stakes

The Stewards interviewed James Doyle, rider of Joyeuse (GB), placed second, regarding his riding of this filly. Evidence was heard from the rider concerned.
James Doyle stated that he was hoping to get his filly to settle, so that she could finish out her race well and so he dropped her out. Turning in he thought he was still going well enough to win and after getting her balanced and organised he went about winning his race but she failed to pick up like he had anticipated. At the line he stated he was struggling to hold onto second place. He was of the opinion a flat track and slower ground may be his filly's preferable conditions and if he was to bounce his filly out and be handy she could get lit up surrounded by horses and not get home.
Having viewed the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards noted the explanations of the rider.

The Turf Club Veterinary Officer examined Joyeuse (GB), trained by Lady Cecil (in GB), at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be Post Race Normal.

140D Raglans Apprentice H'cap

The Stewards interviewed D.E. Hogan, rider of Rathealy, placed third, trained by Kevin Prendergast, concerning the fact that he appeared to stop riding for the last few strides and finished a head behind the second placed horse. Evidence was heard from the rider concerned who stated his horse got very tired in the last 50 yards and had no more to give. He was of the belief he wouldn't have finished second if he rode to the line and added that this was his first ride back after injury and he was tired also.
Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards gave D.E. Hogan the benefit of the doubt and took no further action other than to advise him in future to ensure he rides out to the line.

140E Glencairn Stakes

The Turf Club Veterinary Officer examined Along Came Casey, trained by D. K. Weld, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be Post Race Normal.

P.J. Smullen, rider of Along Came Casey, trained by D. K. Weld, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount travelled well but failed to pick up in the home straight.

140F Leopardstown Summer Music & Racing H'cap

The Turf Club Veterinary Officer examined Pay Day Kitten (USA), trained by D. K. Weld, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be Report.

The Stewards requested a report from David Wachman, trainer as to the apparent improvement in form of General Brook, winner, as compared with its most recent run at the Curragh on 25th May where he finished 11th of 13 runners, beaten 31 lengths.
David Wachman reported that his charge ran too free at the Curragh on soft ground and stopped quickly. Todays stronger gallop and better ground may have brought about any improvement in form.
Having considered the report, the Stewards noted the explanations offered.

P.J. Smullen, rider of Pay Day Kitten (USA), trained by D. K. Weld, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount never travelled.

The Turf Club Veterinary Officer examined Pay Day Kitten (USA), trained by D. K. Weld, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal.



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