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Leopardstown 4th March 2024

046A Colours Bar M'dn H'dle

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined Rath Gaul Boy, trained by W.P. Mullins, at the request of the Raceday Stewards and reported the animal to have coughed while being examined post race. A slightly blood stained bilateral nasal discharge was noted.

P. Townend, rider of Rath Gaul Boy, trained by W.P. Mullins, reported to the Clerk of the Scales that his mount pulled too hard early on and was pulled up.

046C QuinnBet (Mares) H'cap H'dle

The Raceday Stewards enquired into an incident shortly after the start involving Champella, ridden by T.P. Harney, unplaced, Optional Mix, ridden by S. O'Callaghan, unplaced, Bestaline (FR), ridden by J.W. Kennedy, unplaced, Doyenna, ridden by J.J. Slevin, unplaced, Circus Act, ridden by G. Brouder, placed fourth, and Magic Conqueror, ridden by Mr Alan O'Sullivan, placed sixth, where it appeared several horses ran short of room and Bestaline clipped a heel. Evidence was heard from the riders concerned. T. P. Harney stated that he had no where to go and had to take back. S. O'Callaghan stated that he thought he was clear when he crossed but accepted that he was not and apologised. J. W. Kennedy stated that he received pressure from the outside, tried to hold his position and let a shout but clipped a heel and was lucky to stay up. J. J. Slevin stated that he did not receive interference. G. Brouder stated that things got tight. Mr. Alan O'Sullivan stated that he received pressure from the outside. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Raceday Stewards were satisfied that S. O'Callaghan was in breach of Rule 214, in that he had ridden carelessly and having considered his record in this regard the Raceday Stewards suspended S. O'Callaghan for four racedays.

046F John Thomas McNamara (QR) H'cap S'chase

Owing to ground conditions, the Raceday Stewards granted permission for fence number one to be omitted from race six.

The Raceday Stewards requested a report from Martin Hassett, trainer, as to the apparent improvement in form of Soloman Lane (GB), placed first, as compared with its most recent run. Martin Hassett stated that his charge found the going too tacky last time out and the looser ground today coupled with a return to a track where he has previously run well had helped to bring about the apparent improvement in form. Having considered the report the Raceday Stewards noted the explanation given.


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

Ms. M. Cosgrave (Chairman),

Mr. Laurence McFerran,

Mr. N. B. Wachman,

Mr. C. J. O'Reilly,

Mr. L. Walsh.

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

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