Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Leopardstown 23rd July 2015

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

A.P.O'Brien, trainer of Unicorn (Declared In Error) - €320

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

R.P. Cleary replaced D.M. Redmond on Greanta, trained by J. S. Bolger (Race 5) (Unwell)

191D Japanese Racing Association Tyros Stakes

P.J. Smullen, rider of Taking Libertys (GB) trained by Kevin Ryan (in GB), reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount got tight for room shortly after the start.

191E 'Damien Dempsey' H'cap

P.J. Smullen, rider of Mozetta trained by J.R. Barry, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount ran very flat.

The Stewards interviewed Derek Cullen, Turf Club Starter, in relation to the start of this race where the stalls appeared to malfunction a number of times before eventually opening. Evidence was heard from Starter concerned, who stated that the stalls were tested before the race when they were put into position at the 1m2f start, and numerous times after the race and they worked on each occasion, and he could offer no reason why they malfunctioned. He added that a different bank of 10 stalls would be used for the remaining races and tested once put into position.
Having considered the evidence, the Stewards took no further action.

J.R. Barry, trainer of Mozetta, reported to the Office of the Governing Bodies on Friday 24th July that his charge was found to be in-season post race.


The Stewards interviewed Lorcan Wyer, Turf Club Clerk of the Course, Pat Keogh, CEO Leopardstown Racecourse and Ms. Nessa Joyce, Racing and Operations Manager Leopardstown Racecourse after the first race, having seen 2 horses lose their action crossing the roadway shortly after the start.
All concerned acknowledged that there is an issue with the road crossing and they stated it was the number one priority presently for the track to rectify, and they outlined potential remedial plans, subject to engineer reports.
Having considered the evidence, the Stewards took no further action.

Disclaimer: Please note this information is provisional and is subject to amendment until published in the Irish Racing Calendar.

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