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STIPENDIARY STEWARDS REPORT


Oamaru Harness Racing Club Inc at Oamaru (Grass)Saturday, 2 December 2017  
Meeting
Club:Oamaru Harness Racing Club Inc at Oamaru (Grass)
Weather:Fine
Track:Fast
Rail:Not applicable
Stewards:S Renault (Chairman), L Tidmarsh, R Quirk
Veterinarian:Dr P J Gillespie
 
General
Nil
Supplementary:
Nil
Summary
Swabbing: PARADISE SPUR, HIS ROYAL HARNESS, MAJOR FOUR, TIJUANA TAXI, HUNDIE, CALENDAR GIRLZ, BLACK REGAL PRINCESS, ACOLYTE, BETTOR'S HEART
Protests: Nil
Suspensions: Nil
Fines:   Race 1B Williamson
[Rule 507(1)] - Broken driving engagement (MUSCLE PAT). Fined $200.
  Race 5K Cox (CAPITAL GIRL)
[Rule 452(2)] - Colour fee. Fined $25.
Warnings:   Race 5D Reardon (DOC SEELSTER)
[Rule 869(2)] - Whip outside confines of the sulky.
Bleeders: Nil
Horse Actions:Race 2EASTON FOXGLOVE - Warned Stands
 Race 2KIWI BLOKE - Warned Racing Manners
 Race 5BETTY BOO - Warned Mobiles
 Race 5BETTY BOO - Veterinary Clearance Received
 Race 5COMIN AT YA - Warned Performance
 Race 7EAGLE GALLEON - Veterinary Clearance Required
 Race 8PLAYBOY PRINCE - Warned Mobiles
Medical Certificates: Nil
Driver Changes:Race 1J Abernethy replaced B Williamson on MUSCLE PAT
  Late to arrive on-course
Late Scratchings:Race 7EAGLE GALLEON - On veterinary advice
Scratching Penalties:Ineligible from 03/12/2017 until 07/12/2017 inclusive (5 days):
HERE WE ARE, CLASSIE CULLECT, LAURAGRACE, BELMONT'S GREATEST, MIRACLE RISING, MACH'S TERMINATOR
 Ineligible from 03/12/2017 until 16/12/2017 inclusive (14 days):
KANSAS CITY JIM
 
Race Comments
Race 1SPRINGBANK TROTVideo  Video 
ED WOOD - broke at the start. Briefly hampered near the 400 metres. Authorisation of 4th place was withheld until Stewards were satisfied the gelding had complied with the Breaking Horse Regulations in the early stages.
CUDDLY TROUBLE - underwent a pre-race veterinary examination after sustaining a minor abrasion when being transported to the course and was cleared to race. Broke at the start. Raced keenly final bend before breaking near the 400 metres.
PARADISE SPUR - when questioned regarding the improved performance, trainer W Stevenson explained that she had made changes to the mare's shoeing recently and the horse had appreciated the grass track.
ZONED SCARLETT - broke at the start.
PAT THE MONKEY - hung inwards near the 1400 metres losing ground.
CRUSHER COLLINS - broke at the crossing near the 1650 metres.
MUSCLE PAT - Stewards authorised a late driver change to J Abernethy. Declared driver B Williamson admitted a breach of Rule 507(1) in that he broke a driving engagement on the gelding when being late to arrive on course and was fined $200 by the JCA. Broke at the crossing near the 1650 metres.
 
Race 2WAITAKI WOODTURNERS GUILD PACEVideo  Video 
HIS ROYAL HARNESS - broke at the start.
AKRIS - broke at the start.
LOISSONYA - driver S O'Reilly reported that one sliding blind had failed to activate after becoming entangled.
KIWI BLOKE - shifted outwards in the home straight hampering LIKE YA MORE. When questioned regarding this, driver J Morrison explained that the gelding had hung outwards badly despite his efforts causing him considerable difficulty and had been striking his outside sulky wheel at times as a result. After considering Mr Morrison's explanation, Stewards took the matter no further other than to place a warning on the racing manners of KIWI BLOKE.
BENZ BUY - broke at the start.
LIKE YA MORE - tangled away. Hampered by KIWI BLOKE in the run home.
EASTON FOXGLOVE - broke at the start and shifted inwards checking MANON THE RUN losing all chance. A warning was placed on the barrier record of the filly. Driver D Dunn reported that the horse had resented the figure eight and would be recommending it be removed from its gear for future racing.
MAGICAL MATTY - paced roughly near the 350 metres.
MANON THE RUN - checked at the start.
 
Race 3FAT SALLY'S PUB & RESTAURANT INVITED DRIVERS MOBILE PACEVideo  Video 
NERVE OF STEEL - held up early stages of the home straight.
PASSION FLOWER - held up early stages of the home straight. Driver C Thornley reported he was unable to activate the sliding blinds due to the cord becoming entangled.
MAN I'M GOOD - had difficulty obtaining clear racing room throughout the home straight.
CHIEF KAPAI - over raced early stages.
REGAL SUZY - held up early stages of the home straight.
ALEXY - over raced early stages. Broke at the crossing near the 1650 metres.
 
Race 4FAT SALLY'S PUB & RESTAURANT INVITED DRIVERS TROTVideo  Video 
DANIELLE AMORE - broke with 1600 metres to run. Broke again near the 600 metres and 400 metres.
RUTHLESS SUCCESS - came together with HOLDON TOYASPURS at the start.
HOLDON TOYASPURS - came together with RUTHLESS SUCCESS at the start.
REBEL KIBBYBONES - over raced middle stages.
WHATASISTA - trotted roughly over the concluding stages.
TIJUANA TAXI - when spoken to regarding the improved performance, trainer C Harrison explained that the gelding had benefited from gear changes made leading up to today's race by removing the blinds and pacifier.
 
Race 5PICK AND SHOVEL MOBILE PACEVideo  Video 
BETTY BOO - the required veterinary clearance was received. Broke leaving the pre-race formation and was out of position at start. A warning was placed on the mobile barrier record of the mare.
CAPITAL GIRL - trainer K Cox was charged a $25 colour fee.
COMIN AT YA - weakened from the 600 metres, with a subsequent post-race veterinary examination revealing no obvious abnormalities. A warning was placed against the mare's racing performance. The connections advised they would have blood tests taken in the coming days and undertook to notify Stewards of the results.
FLEUR GALLEON - paced roughly entering the first bend.
DOC SEELSTER - hung inwards entering the first bend and struck pylons. Hung outwards in the home straight. Driver D Reardon was warned to ensure his whip remains within the confines of the sulky.
LINKED IN - broke at the crossing near the 1650 metres.
SHINDAL - held up for clear racing room in the early and middle stages of the run home.
FRANCO REBEL - hung inwards on the final bend and in the early stages of the home straight when improving wide on track.
 
Race 6FAT SALLY'S PUB & RESTAURANT INVITED DRIVERS MOBILE PACEVideo  Video 
LEADING THE WAY - raced keenly and shifted outwards near the 400 metres.
MR MIDNIGHT - raced wide in the early stages.
MIGHTY EMPIRE - was held up for clear racing room in the early stages of the home straight.
EVER READY - briefly hampered and paced roughly near the 400 metres.
 
Race 7FAT SALLY'S PUB & RESTAURANT INVITED DRIVERS HANDICAP TROTVideo  Video 
PLAYBOY'S BROTHER - broke near the 1000 metres when leading.
EAGLE GALLEON - underwent a pre-race veterinary examination after driver G O'Reilly reported the gelding had warmed up uncomfortable in its action. Declared a late scratching on veterinary advice after being lame in the left-hind leg. A veterinary clearance will be required prior to the gelding resuming.
SHE'S ALLTHE CRAZE - weakened final bend.
FEATHER BOYZ - broke racing into the first bend.
THE DOMINATOR - slow to begin. Broke when racing over the crossing near the 1650 metres losing all chance.
MUSCLES GALORE - broke at the start.
TROUBLE GIERO - trotted roughly and hung outwards in the home straight.
SPOTLIGHT THE VALLEY - broke when racing over the crossing at the 1650 metres losing all chance.
 
Race 8FAT SALLY'S PUB & RESTAURANT INVITED DRIVERS MOBILE PACEVideo  Video 
ZIMFANDEL - locked wheels for a short distance with MR WOODLEA near the 500 metres.
PLAYBOY PRINCE - broke in the score up losing all chance. A warning was placed on the mobile barrier record of the gelding.
PAY ME VISA - broke entering the first bend. Paced roughly shortly after when jumping a pylon which had been dislodged. Held up in the early stages of the run home.
CHRISTMAS TOYBOY - paced roughly near the 400 metres. Held up for clear racing room in the early and middle stages of the run home.
ALL ABOUT HENRY - hung inwards entering the first bend and struck a pylon which was dislodged. When spoken to regarding the performance driver H Hunter advised that the gelding had been striking the sulky wheels throughout causing it to over race.
MR WOODLEA - underwent a pre-race veterinary examination after driver C Thornley was dislodged from the sulky when contacted by another runner prior to the start and was cleared to race. Locked wheels for a short distance with FRANCO EXETER near the 500 metres. Weakened final bend.
 
Race 9MERIDIAN MALL DUNEDIN HANDICAP PACEVideo  Video 
HIDDEN DESIRE - weakened final bend.
HIGHLAND REIGN - broke at the start.
CLASINA MARIA - broke at the start. Held up for clear racing room in the middle stages of the run home.
 
Race 10BALLANTYNES SHOWCASE JEWELLERS PACEVideo  Video 
RAINY RIVER - broke at the start. Broke near the 1600 metres after an easing of the pace.
WESTERN DELIGHT - held up in the middle stages of the run home.
MOTU HOT TOPIC - raced greenly over the crossing near the 1650 metres and shifted outwards despite the efforts of driver J Hay causing an easing of the pace.
KIEL - broke at the start. Had difficulty obtaining clear racing room in the early stages of the home straight.
CLARENDON'S LAST - broke at the start. Over raced through the middle stages.
BETTOR'S HEART - broke at the start.
CLASSIE MARGARET - hung inwards early stages of the home straight.
DREAMCOAT - held up for clear racing room in the early stages of the home straight.
ELLMERS IMAGE - held up early stages of the run home.