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Leopardstown 27th December 2021

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

J.M. Moore rode Seen It In Colour (reserve) trained by Anthony McCann (Race 1)
M.P. Walsh replaced S.D. Torrens on Gentleman De Mee (FR), trained by W.P. Mullins (Race 2)(Intended mount was a non runner)
Rachael Blackmore replaced D. Robinson on Poker Party (FR), trained by Henry de Bromhead (Race 6)(Intended mount was a non runner)
Sam Ewing rode Fakir (FR) (reserve), trained by Joseph Patrick O'Brien (Race 6)

373A Paddy Power Jumper 3-Y-O M'dn H'dle

M.P. O'Connor, rider of Black Barrel trained by J.A. Nash, reported to the Clerk of the Scales that his mount was badly hampered at the second last and as a result was brought out.

Cian Cullinan, rider of Man O Work trained by P.G. Fahey, reported to the Clerk of the Scales that his mount was very green between hurdles, was hanging and jumped left at the second last.

373D Paddy Power Future Champions Novice Hdle

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined Largy Debut, trained by Henry de Bromhead, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal.

At the request of the Stewards, Rachael Blackmore, rider of Largy Debut, trained by Henry de Bromhead, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that her mount hung right, did not pick up and stopped quickly before being pulled up.

The Stewards enquired into an incident after the first hurdle involving Largy Debut, ridden by Rachael Blackmore and Mighty Potter (FR), ridden by J.W. Kennedy, where it appeared that Mighty Potter (Fr) stumbled when crossed by Largy Debut. Evidence was heard from the riders concerned. In his evidence, J.W. Kennedy stated that Largy Debut led his own mount over the first when stumbling on landing and going to the right before returning to his natural racing line. He explained that his own mount had jumped well but had followed Largy Debut to the right after jumping the hurdle and before the stumble. He had not shouted and considered the incident to be accidental. Rachael Blackmore explained the manner in which her mount had jumped right and stumbled before returning to a racing line. She added that she heard no call from any rider and was not aware of any incident. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards felt that in the particular circumstances of the incident, they did not apportion any blame to either rider and took no further action other than to advise Rachael Blackmore to ride with more awareness in the future. Dr. Frank Kenny, Acting Steward, absented himself from this enquiry.

Henry de Bromhead, trainer of Largy Debut, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries on the 28th December that his charge was found to have bled when examined post race.

373F Paddy Power S'chase

K.M. Donoghue, rider of Darver Star trained by Gavin Cromwell, reported to the Clerk of the Scales that his mount nearly got brought down and pulled up thereafter.

373G Paddy Power Love A Pint INH Flat Race

Mr F. Maguire, rider of Percy Pi (GB) trained by Brendan W. Duke, reported to the Clerk of the Scales that his mount stopped very quickly.


The following Raceday Stewards acted on behalf of the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board at this race meeting:
Mr. Justice Tony Hunt (Chairman),
Mr. Peter N. Reynolds,
Mr. Justice Frank Clarke,
Dr. Frank Kenny,
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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