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Leopardstown 28th December 2020

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

D.J. O'Keeffe rode Bloodstone (reserve) , trained by Henry de Bromhead (Race 4)
D.F. O'Regan replaced J.W. Kennedy on Indigo Breeze (FR), trained by Gordon Elliott (Race 1)(Injury).
B.J. Cooper replaced J.W. Kennedy on The Bosses Oscar, trained by Gordon Elliott (Race 2)(Injury).
S.W. Flanagan replaced J.W. Kennedy on Fury Road, trained by Gordon Elliott (Race 3)(Injury).
S.F. O'Keeffe replaced J.W. Kennedy on Handsworth, trained by J.P.Dempsey (Race 4)(Injury).
K.M. Donoghue replaced J.W. Kennedy on Floueur (FR), trained by Gordon Elliott (Race 6)(Injury)
S.W. Flanagan replaced J.W. Kennedy on Delta Work (FR), trained by Gordon Elliott (Race 5)(Injury)
K.M. Donoghue replaced S.W. Flanagan on Samcro, trained by Gordon Elliott (Race 5)(Stewards' Permission)
D.J. O'Keeffe replaced Rachael Blackmore on Fully Charged (GB), trained by Henry de Bromhead (Race 6)(Injury)

379A M'dn H'dle

J.M. Moore, rider of Stockdale trained by B. R. Hamilton, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount was badly hampered by the faller.

379D Leopardstown Christmas H'dle

P. Townend, rider of Bapaume (FR) trained by W.P. Mullins, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount never travelled.

379E The lrish Daily Star Christmas Hcap Hdle

J.G. Gilligan, rider of Ashqar trained by Paul John Gilligan, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount hated the ground.

379F Savills S'chase

The Stewards interviewed D.J. O'Keeffe, rider of A Plus Tard (FR), concerning his use of the whip in the latter stages of this race. Evidence was heard from the rider concerned. Having viewed a recording of the race and considered the evidence the Stewards found the rider in breach of Reg.10.3.(g)(frequency) and having taken his record into account suspended him for one race day.

379G Midland Legal Solicitors INH Flat Race

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined Unbreakable Bond, trained by Barry Connell, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal.


The following Raceday Stewards acted on behalf of the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board at this race meeting:

Mr. Justice Tony Hunt (Chairman)
Mr. Justice Frank Clarke
Mr. Joseph M. McGrath
Mr. Charles Cunningham
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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