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Invercargill Harness Racing Club Inc

Stipendiary Stewards Report

Club
Invercargill Harness Racing Club Inc at Ascot Park Raceway
Weather
Overcast
Track
Easy, Slushy
Rail
Not applicable
Stewards
V Munro (Chairman), R Haley, M Davidson, N McIntyre
Veterinarian
Dr H J Busby
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General

General
Due to the very strong winds prevailing throughout the day Stewards showed leniency when assessing horse penalties.

Pre-race blood testing was carried out.

Supplementary

Invercargill HRC - Saturday, 13th June 2020
Race 3 - ADVANCE AGRICULTURE MOBILE PACE
Driver B Shirley (KIWI JEWEL) admitted a breach of Rule 869(3)(g) the particulars being that he drove in a manner capable of diminishing his horse's chances of winning by failing to ease his drive during the middle stages when racing outside the leader JAWBREAKER(AUS) so as to give KIWI JEWEL some respite which would thereby enable the mare to finish the race off in the most competitive manner possible. After hearing penalty submissions the JCA imposed a suspension of Mr Shirley's licence to drive from the 18th September 2020 up to and including the 17th January 2021 (4 months) and a fine of $1000.
Winton HRC - Thursday, 10th September 2020
Race 4 - MUSCLE MASS AT NEVELE R STUD TROT
Connections of TROT BLACK advised the Stewards on 16 September that blood tests conducted following its disappointing performance revealed the gelding to be suffering from a virus for which it is receiving treatment and will now also be sent for a spell.
Race 5 - BRECKON FARMS FILLIES & MARES MOBILE PACE
Trainer G Court advised Stewards that EXPRESSIVE LOVE has recovered well from its disappointing performance last week at Winton adding that the filly had improved in condition this week.

Summary

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RIDE IN A CONCORDE, SAGE TROUBLE, TAD LINCOLN, JACCKA COOPER, JODY DIREEN, I'M TROUBLE, WATCH ME NOW
Protests
Nil
Suspensions
Nil
Fines
Nil
Warnings
Race 5B McLellan (TETRICK)
[Rule 865(2)] - Presented runner without the notified removable deafeners.
Bleeders
Nil
Horse Action
Nil
Medical Certificate
Nil
Driver Changes
Nil
Late Scratchings
Nil
Scratching Penalties
Nil

Race Comments

Race 1   CRUICKSHANK PRYDE MOBILE PACE
EXTREME ROBYN - weakened rounding the final bend.
BUB'S VC - raced wide prior to being restrained to the rear of the field to obtain cover passing the 1400 metres.
SLY TRICKS - pre-race warmed.
BOILOVER - broke in the score-up and was out of position at the dispatch.
ART PROFILE - hampered by a tiring runner rounding the final bend.
JAFFIE J - paced roughly shortly after the start. Over-raced throughout. Had difficultly obtaining clear racing room in the middle stages of the home straight.
Race 2   MCCALLUMS GROUP HANDICAP TROT
TEASE MY TARTAN - contacted by the sulky wheel of MR OLYMPUS leaving the final bend, being checked and breaking briefly in consequence.
KIWI HEIR - held up rounding the final bend. Broke passing the 200 metres when driver B Orange activated the removable deafeners.
SAGE TROUBLE - tangled away losing ground. Lay inwards leaving the final bend.
MAUDARCHY - broke racing into the first bend losing ground.
SOUTH PARK - broke shortly after the start losing considerable ground.
SVELT - pre-race warmed.
HELLUVA WAY - lay inwards leaving the final bend.
MR OLYMPUS - lay inwards leaving the final bend with driver B Williamson unable to relieve the pressure from the outside, resulting in the inside sulky wheel contacting TEASE MY TARTAN which broke. Trotted roughly throughout the home straight and was unable to be fully driven out.
Race 3   THE SAUCY CHEF MOBILE PACE
TAD LINCOLN - shifted down the track over the concluding stages when under pressure. When questioned regarding the seemingly improved performance junior driver M Hurrell advised the gelding had drawn benefit from the addition of sliding blinds.
SQUARE DEALER - broke in the score-up losing considerable ground.
MIGHTY GEORGE - lay inwards in the early stages of the home straight.
Following the running of this race the official track conditions were downgraded to Slushy.
Race 4   WOODLANDS STUD MOBILE PACE
THE HUSTLER - broke in the score-up and was out of position at the dispatch. Hampered by a breaking runner passing the 900 metres. Broke racing into the bend by the 500 metres.
DANCINGFORMONEY - lay inwards leaving the final bend and briefly locked wheels with REGAL MACH entering the home straight. Junior driver J Morrison was spoken to regarding the manner he used his whip.
ON TICK - under pressure from the 600 metres.
BETTERTHANRAZA - raced wide rounding the first bend.
BEAUTY BARRY - required a replacement sulky to be fitted around at the start. Hung inwards in the score up and was out of position at the start. When questioned regarding the performance driver B Orange advised the gelding had been flat throughout and was very disappointing.
BONO BROWN - weakened from the 600 metres.
REGAL MACH - lay outwards on the bends. Briefly locked wheels with DANCINGFORMONEY entering the home straight.
PRETTY AZZ - paced roughly on various occasions during the running. Broke passing the 900 metres hampering a trailing runner and losing its chance.
Race 5   THE HOMESTEAD RESTAURANT MOBILE PACE
OPAWA MACH - briefly held up rounding the final bend. Junior driver S O'Reilly was questioned regarding the tactics she adopted near the 500 metres when allowing her runner to be covered by the improving CHANGEAROUND. Miss O'Reilly advised that the mare is best saved for one short sprint and in her opinion that sprint is best coming when following a runner. Stewards noted Miss O'Reilly's comments.
KAGEE VC - raced wide in the early stages.
FIREFOREFIDDLE - raced wide rounding the first bend prior to being restrained to obtain cover.
TETRICK - trainer B McLellan was issued with a warning when presenting this runner without the notified removable deafeners.
JODY DIREEN - when questioned regarding the seemingly improved performance trainer M House advised the mare was suited by an economical trip from an inside draw today and raced against a lesser standard of opposition than encountered in recent racing.
FLEETMASTER - raced five-wide rounding the final bend.
Race 6   WILLY'S FLOORING HANDICAP TROT
SPOTLIGHT THE VALLEY - lay inwards rounding the final bend.
AYUTTHAYA - broke briefly passing the 1700 metres.
COUNT EYRE - broke passing the 350 metres.
TOP POCKET CHANCE - broke passing the 1700 metres losing considerable ground.
KING CASSIDY - trotted roughly on various occasions during the running.
WHATWILLBEEWILLBEE - broke near the 1300 metres. Authorisation of 5th placing was withheld until the Stewards were satisfied the gelding had complied with the Breaking Horse Regulations.
Race 7   REGENT CAR COURT MOBILE PACE
FREDDIESAM - raced wide without cover from the 800 metres after being forced wide by an inside runner.
HOLY HAVOC - broke shortly after the start resulting in both hopple connecting straps breaking and the gelding being retired from the event. The gear was subsequently inspected by the Stewards and found to be in previous good condition.
TARGARYEN - paced roughly when racing four-wide rounding the final bend. Stewards opened and adjourned an enquiry into the manner junior driver T Larsen drove shortly after the start.
MR CLOONEY - paced roughly over the concluding stages.
FRANCO HUNTINGTON - held up rounding the final bend.
DELIGHT - held up for clear racing room throughout the home straight.
Race 8   HARNESS AWARDS ONLINE FACEBOOK.COM 26 SEPT MOBILE PACE
RAH DE RAH - weakened rounding the final bend.
WATCH ME NOW - junior driver M Hill will be spoken to regarding the manner he drove on the final bend.
SAGWITCH - held up by a tiring runner rounding the final bend.