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STIPENDIARY STEWARDS REPORT


Gore Harness Racing Club Inc at Gore (Grass)Saturday, 9 February 2019  
Meeting
Club:Gore Harness Racing Club Inc at Gore (Grass)
Weather:Fine
Track:Good
Rail:Not applicable
Stewards:S Renault (Chairman), N Ydgren, K Coppins
Veterinarian:Dr M A Greene
 
General
Nil
Supplementary:
Nil
Summary
Swabbing: LADY ZARA, SHUZI, NOTTINGHAM K TWO, BE INSPIRED, BIGANDME, BURLINGTON, JEN JACCKA, IDEAL DRAW, CAST A SHADOW, SHEEZA SPORT, HURRICANE BANNER
Protests:   Race 2KIWI BLOKE (3rd Placing)
[Rule 870(3) & Breaking Horse Regulations] - Broke in excess of 150 metres - disqualified.
Suspensions:   Race 1A Kyle (LADY ZARA)
[Rule 869(2) & Whip Regs (b)] - Used whip more than permitted (3 days).
Suspended from 10/02/2019 until 24/02/2019 inclusive.
  Race 7S McNally (ONE APOLLO)
[Rule 869(3)(b)] - Careless driving (4 days.).
Suspended from 16/02/2019 until 22/02/2019 inclusive.
Fines:   Race 2R Swain (DELIGHT N GOLD)
[Rule 869(2) & Whip Regs (b)] - Used Whip more than permitted. Fined $300.
  Race 9A Beck (BETTOR ENFORCE)
[Rule 869(4)(6)(b)(c)] - Push Out 1700 metres. Fined $200.
  Race 10G & J Knight (LIS AMORE)
[Rule 865(2)] - Presented runner without notified blinds. Fined $100.
Warnings:   Race 2J Morrison (KIWI BLOKE)
[Rule Programming Conditions Regs] - Late on course.
  Race 3K Franks (SVELT)
[Rule 869(2) & Whip Regs (d)] - Use of whip on a runner out of contention.
  Race 5J Campbell (TAD LINCOLN)
[Rule 869(4)] - Display greater level of control.
  Race 6S McNally (BURLINGTON)
[Rule 869(4) & Passing Lane Regs] - Leave Passing Lane clear for trailing runners.
Bleeders: Nil
Horse Actions:Race 2BETTORS ATOM - Warned Stands
 Race 3CHEEKY PAT - Warned Performance
 Race 4CHAIN REACTION - Warned Mobiles
 Race 5THEODORA HOPE - Warned Mobiles
 Race 6THISEXCUSEBETTERBEIT - Unruly Mobiles
 Race 9SOUNDS BETTOR - Warned Stands
 Race 10HONOUR SCROLL - Warned Racing Manners
 Race 11COOLHAND EASTON - Warned Mobiles - Caused False Start
 Race 11FLOGGING MOLLY - Ineligible Racing Manners - Stood Down 1 Trial
Medical Certificates: Nil
Driver Changes: Nil
Late Scratchings: Nil
Scratching Penalties:Ineligible from 10/02/2019 until 14/02/2019 inclusive (5 days):
LARCH
 
Race Comments
Race 1HOKONUI HONDA TROTVideo  Video 
INESSA'S DREAM - trotted roughly in the home straight.
DREAM OF PAT - held up through the early and middle stages of the run home.
SWEET JEWELIETTE - held up for clear racing room until late in the run home.
PEGASUS HANOVER - broke passing the 2400 metres. Broke again when racing over the crossing near the 1500 metres, losing all chance.
THE POWER BROKER - held up in the early stages of the run home.
SOUTH PARK - hung outwards throughout. Hampered by a breaking runner near the 200 metres.
STAR DUDE - raced wide in the early stages. Broke near the 250 metres.
LADY ZARA - hung inwards throughout the run home. Driver A Kyle admitted a breach of Rule 869(2) in that he used his whip on more occasions than permitted by Clause (b) of the Use of Whip Regulations. After viewing the replays and hearing submissions on penalty, the JCA suspended Mr Kyle's horseman's licence from the conclusion of racing today up to and including 24 February (3 days.)
SPUR ME ON GENTLY - hampered by a breaking runner near the 1400 metres. Broke near the 500 metres.
SMOKIN BANDAR - broke after 100 metres. Broke again near the 1400 metres, losing all chance.
 
Race 2MACCA LODGE PACEVideo  Video 
KIWI BLOKE - trainer J Morrison was issued with a warning pursuant to Programming Conditions Regulation 15(a)(i) when being late to present this runner on course. Broke at the start and failed to settle for a considerable distance. Stewards lodged a Protest into 3rd placing being awarded to this runner, alleging the gelding had breached the Breaking Horse Regulations when breaking in excess of 150 metres at the start. Mr Morrison did not contest the Protest and KIWI BLOKE was subsequently disqualified from 3rd placing.
DELIGHT N GOLD - hung outwards throughout. Driver R Swain admitted a breach of Rule 869(2) in that he used his whip on more occasions than permitted by Clause (b) of the Use of Whip Regulations. After viewing the replays and hearing submissions on penalty, the JCA imposed a fine of $300.
WEE RING THE CHANGES - paced roughly in the early stages.
SHUZI - hung outwards when racing over the crossing near the 1500 metres and shifted up the track.
IT'S A LAUGH - tangled away. Hung outwards throughout.
BETTOR MOVE ON - raced wide in the early stages.
BETTORS ATOM - broke at the start. A warning was placed on the barrier record of the mare. Held up rounding the final bend.
SQUARE DEALER - over-raced through the early and middle stages. Raced wide from the 800 metres.
 
Race 3GORE TOWN & COUNTRY CLUB TROTVideo  Video 
MATAI JETSTAR - trotted roughly in the home straight.
GLENDHU GEM - weakened rounding the final bend.
WAYWARD ROC - tangled away.
VENETO - broke near the 2400 metres before switching to a pace and losing all chance.
SVELT - weakened rounding the final bend. Driver K Franks was warned for using his whip when out of contention.
SCARLETT LANE - weakened rounding the final bend.
CHEEKY PAT - weakened from the 1000 metres. When spoken to regarding the performance junior driver R Heads advised the mare had felt lethargic throughout. A post-race veterinary examination revealed no obvious abnormalities. A warning was placed on the racing performance of the mare.
ZONED SCARLETT - broke briefly at the start. Unable to maintain contact with the field from the 800 metres. When spoken to regarding the performance driver M Williamson advised the mare had felt flat throughout. A post-race veterinary examination revealed ZONED SCARLETT to have an elevated heart rate and a slow recovery.
 
Race 4AON INSURANCE MOBILE PACEVideo  Video 
TACT DENZEL - hung inwards in the home straight.
RAZCAL ALLEY - held up early stages of the run home.
CHAIN REACTION - broke shortly after the start. Whilst the horse was in a break, the off front hopple carrier pulled through resulting in the hopple coming adrift and the mare being retired from the event. The gear was inspected by the Stewards and found to be in good condition with caretaker trainer C Ferguson found not to be at fault. A warning was placed on the barrier record of the mare.
DREAMINSOVER - broke briefly in the early stages of the score-up when the outside barrier arm extension brushed the fence. Back slightly at the start after hanging inwards.
HANS IDEAL - held up in the middle stages of the run home.
 
Race 5BAYLEYS REAL ESTATE GORE / KUBALA SEEDS MOBILE PACEVideo  Video 
TAD LINCOLN - Junior driver J Campbell assisted by H Hunter was questioned regarding the manner he drove leaving the final bend, when allowing his runner to shift up the track when leading. Mr Campbell explained that the gelding had lay inwards when under pressure and he had over corrected his horse resulting in it shifting wider on the track than anticipated. After considering his explanation, Stewards issued Mr Campbell with a warning that he must display a greater level of control in future.
EXCELLENT - had difficulty obtaining clear racing room throughout the run home.
AY BOY - raced wide in the early stages.
RAHURI BADLANDS - raced wide without cover throughout. Weakened leaving the final bend.
THEODORA HOPE - broke in the score-up and was out of position at the start. A warning was placed on the barrier record of the mare. Held up for clear racing room throughout the run home with junior driver K McNaught reporting he did not activate the removable deafeners applied to the mare due to this.
MISS WAIKIWI - had difficulty obtaining clear racing room in the early stages of the run home.
BLACK OPS - over-raced through the middle stages and became awkwardly placed close to the wheel of MYRCELLA near the 1300 metres, resulting in a slight easing of the pace.
BIGANDME - hung outwards in the score-up and was back slightly at the start. Paced roughly near the 1500 metres when racing over the crossing. Again paced roughly near the 1300 metres after a slight easing of the pace.
 
Race 6HOKONUI SUZUKI / SOUTH GORE DAIRY MOBILE PACEVideo  Video 
CANDIDASA - co-trainer G Knight advised that the gelding has had its stifles injected since last racing. Lay inwards in the early stages of the run home.
THISEXCUSEBETTERBEIT - broke in the score-up, checking trailing runners and necessitating a false start be declared. Junior driver E Barron elected to remain in her allotted position for the re-start. Due to similar recent indiscretions the mare will now be drawn Unruly for its future mobile engagements. Broke briefly when racing over the crossing near the 1500 metres.
WOLFENSTEIN - raced wide in the early stages.
MIGHTY GEORGE - held up in the early stages of the run home.
A ROCKNROLL MAID - raced wide from the 1300 metres.
CHANGED MY MIND - hung inwards in the score-up and was back a length at the start.
LISA ROCKS - weakened from the 500 metres.
BURLINGTON - the off-front shoe was removed prior to the start. Hung inwards in the early stages of the run home. Driver S McNally was warned to ensure that the Passing Lane remains clear for trailing runners. Mr McNally reported he did not activate the removable deafeners applied to the colt due to having the field covered.
PHIL'S LAST CHANCE - had difficulty obtaining clear racing room in the middle stages of the run home.
THE ARBITRATOR - held up in the early stages of the run home.
 
Race 7NZ HORSE TRANSPORT / T M BRUMBY BUILDERS HANDICAP TROTVideo  Video 
ONE APOLLO - driver S McNally defended a charge pursuant to Rule 869(3)(b) alleging that he drove carelessly shortly after the start when shifting inwards when insufficiently clear of GRACE O'MALLEY which was forced to race inside pylons and broke in consequence. After viewing the replays and hearing evidence from all parties, the JCA found the charge proved and suspended Mr McNally's horseman's licence from the conclusion of racing on 15 February up to and including 22 February (4 days.)
MISS BAMBOOCHA - trotted roughly in the run home.
WHATWILLBEEWILLBEE - broke at the start. Trotted roughly in the run home.
GRACE O'MALLEY - checked and broke shortly after the start. Broke again when racing over the crossing near the 1500 metres.
 
Race 8OLYMPIC WATCHES MOBILE PACEVideo  Video 
STAR REACTOR - held up by a weakening runner rounding the final bend.
TANGO DANCER - weakened from the 500 metres. When questioned regarding the performance driver M Williamson advised the horse had over-raced in the early stages after being asked to go forward however had been left to race parked when unable to gain the lead. He added the horse had then begun to hang and was not suited to racing without cover.
DOUBLE RAINBOW - raced wide in the early stages. Held up by a weakening runner rounding the final bend.
BETTORS HIGHLIGHT - held up in the early stages of the run home.
MAGNETIC WATCH - raced wide in the early stages. Weakened rounding the final bend.
ARCHMAN - co-trainer G Knight advised that the gelding has had its hocks injected since last racing. Raced wide in the early stages.
IDEAL DRAW - held up rounding the final bend.
GEORGIE MARTIN - weakened leaving the final bend.
ANNIE FITZ - held up for clear racing room passing the 100 metres.
 
Race 9MCDOWALL PAINTING & DECORATING GORE GRASS CUP (HCP PACE)Video  Video 
WHATA RAZZLE DAZZLE - broke at the start. Had difficulty obtaining clear racing room in the home straight.
CAST A SHADOW - broke at the start. Shifted outwards in the home straight. Driver B Barclay will be spoken to regarding this in the coming days.
BETTOR ENFORCE - hampered at the start. Driver A Beck admitted a breach of Rule 869(4)(6)(b)(c) in that he forced SON OF LANA to race wider on the track near the 1700 metres. After viewing replays and hearing submissions on penalty the JCA imposed a fine of $200.
MUCHO MACHO MAN - checked at the start and broke in consequence before being retired from the race.
MACHJAGGER - hampered at the start. Shifted outwards in the home straight. Driver B Orange will be spoken to regarding this in the coming days.
SOUNDS BETTOR - broke at the start and shifted inwards checking inside runners. A warning was placed on the barrier record of the mare. Paced roughly in the home straight when becoming awkwardly placed close to the sulky of CAST A SHADOW which shifted outwards.
SON OF LANA - forced to race wider on the track near the 1700 metres by BETTOR ENFORCE which shifted ground outwards. Paced roughly final bend and in the home straight.
VINTAGE CHEDDAR - held up for clear racing room for the majority of the home straight. Stewards questioned driver B Williamson regarding his decision not to improve his position during the running. Mr Williamson explained that the gelding had raced lethargically throughout, especially between the 800 metres and the 400 metres, which was uncharacteristic and he attributed this to the horse having its first start on a grass track. Mr Williamson added that the horse had performed best when driven with a sit so was reluctant to race wide at an earlier stage, especially without cover. He added that he had intended improving outwards on the final bend however SON OF LANA had shifted outwards ahead of him and he felt that horse was under pressure so elected to persevere with an inside run as he would have been forced to improve extremely wide on the track. After considering Mr Williamson's explanation, Stewards were satisfied his tactics were not unreasonable in the circumstances and took the matter no further.
SAGWITCH - broke at the start
 
Race 10ROBYN'S TREASURE MOBILE PACEVideo  Video 
RAKE - raced wide in the early stages.
LIS AMORE - co-trainers G & J Knight were issued a Minor Infringement Notice and fined $100 when presenting this runner without the notified blinds.
MAN I'M GOOD - locked wheels with EL DINERO for a short distance rounding the final bend.
MATINEE IDOL - hung inwards racing into the first bend and struck a pylon which was dislodged.
IT'S ALL OVER NOW - driver M Hurrell reported he sustained a punctured sulky tyre rounding the final bend.
EL DINERO - driver K McNaught was struck by a pylon which had been dislodged racing into the first bend. Mr McNaught was uninjured in this incident. Locked wheels with MAN I'M GOOD rounding the final bend for a short distance. Mr McNaught was spoken to regarding this and advised to exercise care when shifting ground.
THE HEART RULZ - broke when racing over the crossing near the 1500 metres.
HONOUR SCROLL - paced roughly shortly after the start when becoming awkwardly placed close to the sulky wheel of LIS AMORE after hanging inwards. Continued to over-race during the running before striking the sulky wheel of IT'S ALL OVER NOW near the 600 metres despite the efforts of driver S Walkinshaw. A warning was placed on the racing record of the mare. Held up rounding the final bend.
 
Race 11WATERFORCE / SUPREME EQUINE FEEDS MOBILE PACEVideo  Video 
FIERY FERRET - held up in the early stages of the run home.
GLACIER COASTER - held up rounding the final bend.
COOLHAND EASTON - broke in the score-up checking trailing runners and necessitating a false start be declared. Driver M Hurrell elected to move to the Unruly position for the re-start. A warning was placed on the barrier record of the gelding. Mr Hurrell reported he would be recommending gear changes be made to the gelding prior to it racing next.
ALLANDALE - raced three-wide rounding the first bend.
JACKS N JAZZ - raced wide in the early stages.
KANSAS CITY JIM - raced wide in the early stages. Paced roughly near the 300 metres when weakening.
FLOGGING MOLLY - raced wide in the early stages. Broke passing the 1200 metres checking trailing runners. Broke again near the 500 metres. Stood down pending one satisfactory trial prior to racing next. Trainer/driver B Shirley advised he would no longer be persevering with the mare as a racing proposition from his stable.
FRANCO HUNTINGTON - the off-fore shoe was removed prior to the start. Checked near the 1200 metres. Raced wide without cover from the 1100 metres.
RED TERROR - checked passing the 1200 metres.
NO MORE CHANGE - held up rounding the final bend and had difficulty obtaining clear racing room over the concluding stages.