Leopardstown 27th December 2013

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The following trainer was fined €200 for the non-notification of a Veterinary Certificate in accordance with the provision of Rule 194(v) (vi):

W.J.Austin for Blacklough at Leopardstown 27th December 2013.

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

P. Carberry rode The Shepherd King (reserve), trained by Thomas Cooper (Race 6).
D.E. Mullins rode Carrig Millie (reserve), trained by Michael Cullen (Race 6).

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P. Carberry, rider of Rich Coast (GB), trained by Noel Meade, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount made a mistake and lost it's action.

D.J. Casey, rider of Ebazziyr, trained by James Leavy, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount did not handle today's ground.

The Stewards requested a report from Gordon Elliott, trainer, as to the apparent improvement in form of Double Irish, placed first, as compared with its recent form. Mr Elliott reported that his charge had shown good form in the past when winning a Point to Point and was placed second in a bumper. He felt that a change in tactics today with a more positive ride towards the front, may have brought about today's improved performance. Having considered the report the Stewards noted the explanation offered.

The Turf Club Veterinary Officer examined Rich Coast (GB), trained by Noel Meade, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal.

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The Stewards enquired into possible interference after the last fence involving Benefficient, ridden by B.J. Cooper, placed first and Hidden Cyclone, ridden by Andrew J.McNamara, placed second. Evidence was heard from the riders concerned. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards were of the opinion that while interference had taken place, they were not satisfied that Benefficient had improved his placing in relation to Hidden Cyclone. The Stewards made no alteration to the Judge's placings and took no further action.

D.N. Russell, rider of Rubi Light (FR) trained by Robert Alan Hennessy, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount burst a blood vessel in running.

Robert Alan Hennessy, trainer of Rubi Light (FR), reported to the Office of the Governing Bodies on Monday, 17th February 2014 that his charge had a soft palate procedure performed on the 7th January 2014.

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Philip Fenton, trainer of Casino Markets, reported to the Office of the Governing Bodies that his charge has had a wind operation since his last run. .



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