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NZ Metropolitan Trotting Club Inc

Stipendiary Stewards Report

Club
NZ Metropolitan Trotting Club Inc at Addington Raceway
Weather
Fine
Track
Fast
Rail
Not applicable
Stewards
S Renault (Chairman), N Ydgren, C Tibbs
Veterinarian
Dr J Fuller
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General

General
Pre-race blood testing was carried out.

Supplementary

NZ Metro TC - Friday, 28th August 2020
Race 3 - HARCOURTS GENADIER REAL ESTATE LTD MOBILE TROT
Trainer J Howe advised Stewards on 2 September that MAJESTIC CHICK has been sent for a spell.
Race 8 - SPECTATORS BAR & BISTRO MOBILE PACE
Co-trainer N Purdon advised Stewards on 2 September that LOVESOMEWHERE has recovered well since racing at Addington on Sunday adding that the gelding had over-raced badly causing it to weaken over the concluding stages.
Race 10 - FIRST DIRECT TAXIS (MARES) MOBILE PACE
Trainer T Bagrie advised Stewards on 4 September that PRESSED FOR TIME has been retired from racing.
NZ Metro TC - Sunday, 30th August 2020
Race 1 - IRT. YOUR HORSE. OUR PASSION. TROT
Trainer M House advised Stewards on 2 September that BE BEE LASS is being treated for a quarter crack and will resume its preparation once this issue is resolved.

Summary

Swabbing
JIMMY CANNON, SHOW ME HEAVEN, LUMINOSITY, KINGSDOWN ATOM, ARNIES ARMY, HES FAST AND FURIOUS, BEYOND WORDS, ESCARGO, MINNELLI SMILE
Protests
Nil
Suspensions
Race 5K Butt (MIGHTY REACTOR)
[Rule 869(3)(b)] - Careless driving causing interference (3 days).
Suspended from 14/09/2020 until 25/09/2020 inclusive.
Fines
Race 1A White (I'M JIMMY JAMES)
[Rule 869(2) & Whip Regs (b)] - Used whip on more occasions than permitted. Fined $500.
Race 8M Kerr (BETTER FLY)
[Rule 865(2)] - Presented with blinds not notified. Fined $100.
Race 10A Cameron (BONNY'S GEM)
[Rule 869(2) & Whip Regs (b)] - Used whip on more occasions than permitted. Fined $300.
Warnings
Race 3S Thornley (ROYAL PRIDE)
[Rule 869(3)(b)] - Attempting a marginal run.
Race 4S Iremonger (LE TISSIER)
[Rule 869(3)(g)] - Lack of judgement when electing to remain behind weakening runner.
Race 8A Cameron (OAXACAN DREAM)
[Rule 857(7)(d)] - Approached barrier in incorrect position.
Bleeders
Nil
Horse Action
Race 1SUSIE REIGNMAKER - Warned Mobiles
Race 3ARISTOCRAT - Warned Mobiles
Race 3FLYIN SID - Warned Mobiles
Race 4DIE STANDING - Warned Mobiles
Race 6FOREIGNER - Warned Mobiles
Race 6MAJESTIC ROLLON - Warned Mobiles
Race 6UNIQUE ROSE - Warned Mobiles
Race 7DARRYL KERRIGAN - Warned Stands
Race 8OAXACAN DREAM - Warned Mobiles - Caused False Start
Race 8THE GENERAL - Warned Mobiles
Medical Certificate
Nil
Driver Changes
Nil
Late Scratchings
Nil
Scratching Penalties
Ineligible from 07/09/2020 until 11/09/2020 inclusive (5 days):
INHERENT ROYAL, NICOLE, RINGO'S A STAR, THE WEST WING, MAGICAL MATTY, VINTAGE BEACH, HELLS SHADOW, BRIGHT GLOW, GIRLS LET LOOSE, SILENT RAPTURE
Exceptional Circumstances:
MAJESTIC SUNSET

Race Comments

Race 1   IRT.YOUR HORSE.OUR PASSION (AMATEUR DRIVERS) MOBILE PACE
OFF THE EDGE - weakened on the final bend.
LOISSONYA - held up final bend by a weakening runner.
SUSIE REIGNMAKER - broke as the start was effected and continued in a gallop for an excessive period losing considerable ground. A warning was placed on the mare's barrier record.
I'M JIMMY JAMES - driver A White was shown a replay and spoken to advisedly for the manner he drove racing into the first bend when crowding SUSIE REIGNMAKER for a short distance. Driver A White admitted a breach of Rule 869(2) in that he used his whip on more occasions than permitted under Clause (b) of the Use of the Whip Regulations and the JCA imposed a fine of $500.
JIMMY CANNON - paced roughly approaching the first bend after being placed in restricted room and had to be steadied.
YANKEE DIVA - driver W Frost was shown a replay and reminded of his obligations when shifting ground inwards after 200 metres crowding an inside runner for a short distance.
TOUCHE - driver P Wallace will be spoken to regarding the manner he used his whip inside the final 400 metres.
RAKE - driver S Wigg was shown a replay and reminded of her obligations when shifting ground inwards approaching the first bend crowding an inside runner for a short distance.
JENABELLA - held up final bend and in the early stages of the run home.
Race 2   IRT.YOUR HORSE.OUR PASSION (F & M) MOBILE PACE
TARA BROMAC - over-raced middle stages.
SHANIKA - hung outwards and paced roughly through the early stages. Over-raced middle stages.
BOORAA - paced roughly through the early stages. Trainer/driver K Cox reported the filly had been striking the wheel discs throughout.
Race 3   IRT.FLYING YOUR HORSES TO THE CUP MOBILE TROT
FLYIN SID - broke on two occasions in the score up and lost its chance. A warning was placed on the barrier record of the gelding.
ROYAL PRIDE - held up by a weakening runner on the final bend and in the early stages of the run home. Junior driver S Thornley (assisted by R Holmes) was shown a replay and warned for the manner he drove leaving the final bend when attempting a marginal run.
TRIXTON TIME - dislodged a pylon near the 1400 metres. Held up by a weakening runner on the final bend.
THE GOOD DOCTOR - gave ground passing the 300 metres and struck several pylons. When spoken to regarding the performance, driver J Cox advised he was disappointed with the effort and was unable to provide any explanation. A post-race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities. Trainer A Edge advised he would be having blood tests taken and Stewards will follow up the results with Mr Edge.
ARISTOCRAT - trotted roughly in the score up and was out of position at the start. A warning was placed on the barrier record of the mare. Trotted roughly rounding the final bend and throughout the run home.
CROWN RANGE - back from the unruly position at the start.
Race 4   IRT.SUPPORTERS OF HARNESS RACING MOBILE PACE
GREENBACK BOOGIE - over-raced middle stages.
LE TISSIER - Stewards questioned Junior driver S Iremonger (assisted by R Holmes) as to why he had persisted with maintaining a position following CHRISTIAN COMMAND between the 600 metres and the 500 metres despite that runner weakening and losing ground. Mr Iremonger explained that he had been reluctant to improve his position earlier as his runner only possesses a short sprint and had been concerned about having to race wide on the final bend. After considering his explanation Stewards issued Mr Iremonger with a warning to be more decisive in his decision making and show better judgement by improving around a weakening runner sooner than he had on this occasion.
DIE STANDING - underwent a pre-race veterinary examination after not having competed for a considerable period of time and was cleared to start. Unable to maintain its barrier position on the mobile and a warning was placed on the gelding's barrier record.
SCOTLYNN BEACH BOY - weakened over the final stages. When spoken to regarding the gelding's performance, driver R Close advised the horse had travelled well throughout however had failed to respond when placed under pressure and had been disappointing. A post-race veterinary examination no abnormalities. Stewards will follow up with connections in the coming days.
MONGOLIAN MARSHAL - over-raced middle stages.
ARNIES ARMY - paced roughly through the early stages. When questioned regarding the improved performance, trainer M Purvis advised the gelding had benefited from a slight drop back in grade today.
CHRISTIAN COMMAND - raced wide from the 1300 metres. Weakened from the 600 metres.
Race 5   IRT.WORLD LEADERS IN EQUINE AIRFREIGHT MOBILE PACE
MIGHTY REACTOR - held up final bend and in the early stages of the run home. Broke passing the 100 metres. Driver K Butt reported the deafeners had not been released. Authorisation of 4th placing being awarded was withheld until Stewards confirmed the gelding had complied with the Breaking Horse Regulations. Driver K Butt admitted a breach of Rule 869(3)(b) in that she drove carelessly by shifting inwards near the 100 metres checking SPICY GIRL BECQUI and FOUR STARZZZ SHIRAZ with FOUR STARZZZ SHIRAZ breaking. After hearing penalty submissions the JCA suspended Miss Butt's licence from the conclusion of racing on 13 September up to and including 25 September 2020 (3 days).
REFLECTIONSOFMYLIFE - weakened near the 300 metres. When spoken to regarding the performance, trainer/driver T Chmiel advised he was disappointed with the effort and the mare will be sent for a spell. A post-race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.
FOUR STARZZZ SHIRAZ - checked and broke near the 100 metres. Driver J Young-Grant reported the gelding had hung outwards throughout causing her difficulty.
HANDSOME HARRY - lay inwards in the early stages and again racing into the first bend crowding an inside runner. Again lay inwards in the home straight when being driven out.
MALINKA - raced wide in the early stages.
SPICY GIRL BECQUI - checked near the 100 metres.
Race 6   IRT.EXCELLENCE IN EQUINE AIRFREIGHT MOBILE TROT
UNIQUE ROSE - broke as the start was effected losing all chance. A warning was placed on the barrier record of the mare.
MAJESTIC ROLLON - broke after 100 metres losing its chance. A warning was placed on the barrier record of the mare.
FOREIGNER - trotted roughly in the score up and was out of position at the start. A warning was placed on the barrier record of the gelding. Hung outwards through the middle stages. Weakened final bend.
SUGARINSPICE - driver R Holmes reported he did not activate the removable deafeners due to having the field covered.
FAITH NO MORE - checked by a breaking runner and then broke after 150 metres losing its chance.
JAGUAR BAY - hung outwards throughout the run home and trotted roughly and was unable to be fully driven out by driver B Williamson.
Race 7   IRT.YOUR TRUSTED AIRFREIGHT CO. (YOUNG AT HEART) HCP PACE
TERRIER - held up throughout the run home. Driver R Close reported he had not released the deafeners.
DARRYL KERRIGAN - broke at the start. A warning was placed on the gelding's barrier record. Over-raced middle stages.
THE KAIK - unable to gain clear racing room until late in the run home.
ONLY IN AMERICA - broke at the start and shifted outwards abruptly losing ground.
MORNINGSTAR GOLD - fractious behind the barriers and then began awkwardly.
THE MAROON MARAUDER - lay outwards on the final bend.
Race 8   IRT.PROUD SUPPORTERS OF ADDINGTON (JNR DRIVERS) MOB PACE
STAVROS THE TERROR - held up final bend and in the early stages of the run home.
CRACKABRIE - lay in under pressure leaving the final bend when weakening.
GLENTHORNE - Stewards questioned Junior driver K Tomlinson (assisted by B Williamson) as to the reason she elected not to relinquish the lead to the improving MIGHTY LOOEE near the 1600 metres. Miss Tomlinson explained that she had been instructed to lead by trainer K Chapman and maintain a solid tempo throughout as the horse had failed to run on in recent starts when driven with cover in races which had turned into sit sprint affairs. After considering her explanation Stewards adjourned the matter.
MIGHTY LOOEE - inconvenienced by a weakening runner on the final bend. Had difficulty obtaining clear racing room in the home straight.
UNCLE CHAN - weakened approaching the 400 metres. When questioned regarding the performance, driver S Thornley reported the gelding to have been flat throughout. A post-race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities. Stewards will follow up with connections in the coming days.
EL DORADO - raced wide in the early stages.
BETTER FLY - trainer M Kerr was issued a $100 Minor Infringement Notice after the mare was presented with blinds instead of the notified pacifier.
OAXACAN DREAM - a false start was declared when OAXACAN DREAM took up the barrier position of STAVROS THE TERROR in the score up and was not able to be restrained by driver A Cameron meaning that STAVROS THE TERROR was not able to take up its place on the front row. Junior driver A Cameron (assisted by K Cameron) was shown a replay and warned for the position she scored up in the early stages. Stewards also placed a warning on the barrier record of OAXACAN DREAM. Raced roughly near the 300 metres when crowded for racing room. Stewards spoke with drivers J Morrison (CHAMPAGNEANDWINE) and A Cameron (assisted by K Cameron) regarding this incident where it was established that both runners had simultaneously shifted ground resulting in OAXACAN DREAM being hampered. After considering the matter Stewards were unable to apportion blame to any one driver however both drivers were reminded of their obligations when shifting ground.
THE GENERAL - pre-race warmed. Lethargic in the score up and was out of position at the start. A warning was placed on the gelding's barrier record. Driver S Smith reported the gelding had hung throughout and would be recommending the blinds be removed prior to its next start.
Race 9   IRT.FLYING HORSES SINCE 1972 (YOUNG AT HEART) HCP TROT
SODS LAW - broke after 150 metres losing ground. Hampered by a breaking runner passing the 200 metres and broke.
CABELLA NOIR - weakened final bend.
CALL THIS FUN - broke near the 200 metres.
CHIEF OF STAFF - broke after 150 metres losing ground. Held up final bend and throughout the run home.
GOLD CHAIN - broke after 150 metres losing ground.
TEHORO DAZZLE - held up final bend.
SHE'S ALLTHE CRAZE - held up final bend.
Race 10   IRT.#1 AIRFREIGHT COMPANY FOR STANDARDBREDS MOBILE PACE
MUSTANG GT - weakened from the 600 metres.
PETE'S DASH - weakened leaving the final bend. A post-race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities. Stewards questioned driver D O'Connell regarding the tactics he adopted throughout the race with regards to why he did not offer his runner some cover and respite when those opportunities to do so were presented but instead elect to hold the parked position. After considering his explanation Stewards adjourned the matter to a later date.
BONNY'S GEM - raced wide in the early stages before being restrained to the rear of the field near the 2000 metres. Junior driver A Cameron (assisted by B Williamson) admitted a breach of Rule 869(2) in that she used her whip on more occasions than permitted under Clause (b) of the Use of the Whip Regulations and the JCA imposed a fine of $300.
CROSSO'S CULLECT - the overcheck clip detached during the running.
SWAP OVER - weakened final bend.
HIGHLAND REIGN - weakened final bend.
CANARDLY REMEMBER - held up final bend by a weakening runner.
TIGER MOTH - raced wide from the 1600 metres. Weakened from the 600 metres.