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Oamaru Harness Racing Club Inc

Stipendiary Stewards Report

Club
Oamaru Harness Racing Club Inc at Oamaru (Grass)
Weather
Fine
Track
Good
Rail
Not applicable
Stewards
R Haley (Chairman), S Mulcay, R Quirk
Veterinarian
Dr P J Gillespie
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General

General
Pre-race blood testing was carried out.

A selection of drivers underwent alcohol breath testing with all drivers supplying clear results.

Supplementary

Nil

Summary

Swabbing
JEREMY WELLS, AVEROSS MAJESTY, TRINITY STAR, CLYDE, PETE'S DASH, MILLIONDOLLARMONKEY, HURRICANE BANNER, GEORGIE ZUKOV
Protests
Nil
Suspensions
Nil
Fines
Race 3B Graham (LUCY P)
[Rule 864(2)(d)] - Failed to affix hopple carrier so as not to come adrift. Fined $100.
Warnings
Race 9L Dobbs (POCKET CALL)
[Rule 869(2) Whip & Rein Reg] - Using whip with more than a wrist flicking motion and loose reining.
Bleeders
Nil
Horse Action
Race 1STARKERS - Cleared From Unruly Stands
Race 2AVEROSS MAJESTY - Veterinary Clearance Received
Race 2SHANDON BELLS - Unruly Stands
Race 3BOMBOLLA - Warned Mobiles - Caused False Start
Race 3BOMBOLLA - Unruly Mobiles
Race 3LUCY P - Warned Mobiles
Race 6DEBORAHS GEM - Veterinary Clearance Received
Medical Certificate
Nil
Driver Changes
Nil
Late Scratchings
Nil
Scratching Penalties
Ineligible from 22/11/2020 until 26/11/2020 inclusive (5 days):
THIS TIME GAMBLE, DALNESS FIRST, WEE RING THE CHANGES, CELEBRATING
Exceptional Circumstances:
FOUR STARZZZ SHIRAZ

Race Comments

Race 1   THE WARWICK MACDONALD MEMORIAL PACE
BELMONT BETTY - broke in the early stages and lost all chance.
LIVING DELIGHT - broke briefly at the start. Paced roughly before giving ground early in the run home.
JEREMY WELLS - over-raced through the middle stages.
ART COLLECTOR - had difficulty obtaining clear racing room until late in the home straight.
STARKERS - cleared from the unruly for future standing starts.
Race 2   MORRISONS SADDLERY & FEED TROT
DUDES STAR - briefly inconvenienced near the 300 metres. Driver R May reported the deafeners were not released due to being out of contention.
PEARLSPUR - broke shortly after the start. Broke again near the 1400 metres losing its chance.
LINE A LOVE - broke passing the 200 metres.
RANDOM JUDE - driver J Morrison was spoken to for the manner in which he shifted ground near the 250 metres inconveniencing outside runner.
MAJESTIC JAG - broke shortly after the start losing considerable ground. Trotted roughly over the concluding stages. Driver G Telfer reported the deafeners were not released in consequence.
SHANDON BELLS - broke shortly after the start losing considerable ground. Placed on the unruly for future standing starts.
SHES SO RIGHT - over-raced early stages. Briefly inconvenienced passing the 250 metres.
MAKE MY SUNDON - driver S Ottley reported the deafeners were not released due to the cord becoming entangled.
AVEROSS MAJESTY - the required veterinary clearance was received. Broke briefly shortly after the start. Improved wide on the final turn and continued to shift wider in the home straight. Driver J Young-Grant advised she will be recommending gear changes prior to the gelding's next start.
BOURBON ON THE ROCKS - raced wide around the first bend. Momentarily inconvenienced near the 200 metres.
MENTALIST - raced wide in the early stages. Broke near the 200 metres and failed to settle.
Race 3   PICK & SHOVEL MOBILE PACE
LUCY P - broke in the score up and was out of position at the first attempt at a start. A warning was placed on the barrier record of the mare. Broke approaching the 400 metres checking trailing runners after the hopple carrier came adrift. Trainer B Graham (represented by D Love) was issued a $100 Minor Infringement Notice for failing to affix the gear so as not to come adrift.
BOMBOLLA - a false start was declared when BOMBOLLA broke in the score up hampering trailing runners. A warning was placed on the gelding's barrier record. Driver M Williamson elected to move to the unruly position for the restart where the gelding will remain for future mobile starts. Checked by breaking runner near the 400 metres losing its chance.
NOT OVER - the hopple carrier came adrift during the running. Trainer W Stevenson will be spoken to regarding this in the coming days.
FRIENDLY EYRE - checked away from a breaking runner near the 400 metres hampering trailing runners.
TRINITY STAR - raced wide first bend.
HURCHANA - checked and broke near the 400 metres losing its chance.
AVEROSS SPITFIRE - raced wide first bend. Checked and broke near the 400 metres losing its chance.
K MACH - hampered and broke near the 400 metres losing its chance.
Race 4   WILLIAMSON RACING STABLES HANDICAP TROT
COUNT EYRE - held up early and middle stages of the run home and trotted roughly. Driver R Close was questioned regarding his decision not to wait for the run in the passing lane and instead shift wider resulting in him being held up. Mr Close advised that he felt the leader TIME IN A BOTTLE was under pressure at this time and inclined to lay inwards so elected to shift outwards for a run. Mr Close added that although it appeared his runner had been held up the horse was doing its best and was not able to finish the race off competitively when he obtained clear running.
PLAYBOY'S BROTHER - raced wide in the early stages.
TIME IN A BOTTLE - lay inwards and struck pylons on the final bend. When questioned regarding the performance, driver J Morrison reported he had been slightly disappointed and felt the mare may not have backed up from its start on Wednesday on a wet track.
WHATWILLBEEWILLBEE - broke near the 650 metres.
VALLEY STAR - broke at the start losing ground.
Race 5   FAT SALLY'S PUB & RESTAURANT DRIVERS SERIES MOBILE PACE
PAUL'S VERDICT - paced roughly late in the score up. Driver J Abernethy advised the gelding had pulled the near front shoe.
PETE'S DASH - lay inwards in the score up. Again lay inwards rounding the first bend dislodging a track marker.
ALEXY - broke just prior to the finish line. Driver P Ferguson was spoken to for using his whip with more than a wrist flicking motion.
GET IT ON - over-raced through the middle stages.
BETSTARS BLUE JEAN - held up until late in the home straight.
MY NIKAYLA - held up late in the run home.
LITTLE RAIN - raced wide early stages.
Race 6   FAT SALLY'S PUB & RESTAURANT DRIVERS SERIES TROT
TEQUILA SUNSET - trotted roughly over the concluding stages.
GRAND PRINCESS - broke passing the 200 metres.
FRANCO JOSIAH - broke at the start losing ground.
JACCKA JEORGE - back from position at the start. Broke shortly after the start losing all chance.
MILLIONDOLLARMONKEY - driver P Ferguson reported the deafeners were not released due to having the field covered.
MISS CRAZED - hampered and broke at the start.
DEBORAHS GEM - the required veterinary clearance was received. Shied as the tapes were released and shifted inwards abruptly hampering inside runner. Broke near the 150 metres.
GORILLA PLAYBOY - slow to begin and trailed the field throughout.
Race 7   FAT SALLY'S PUB & RESTAURANT DRIVERS SERIES MOBILE PACE
B K SWY - over-raced through the middle stages. When questioned regarding the performance driver J Abernethy advised the mare had received every opportunity but had failed to run on.
MARKHAM EYRE - paced roughly passing the 500 metres. Driver N Williamson reported he was not able to release the deafeners due to the cord becoming entangled.
KISS THE GIRLS - over-raced through the middle stages.
HURRICANE BANNER - when questioned regarding the improved performance, trainer S Matheson advised the gelding had been racing without luck, had raced well previously on the grass and had received a good run today.
Race 8   FAT SALLY'S PUB & RESTAURANT DRIVERS SERIES MOBILE PACE
STANDOUT - held up early stages of the run home.
SQUARE DEALER - raced wide first bend.
IKNOW - raced wide early and middle stages.
SHE'S TOUGH - raced wide first bend. Paced roughly on various occasions through the running. A post-race veterinary examination revealed no obvious abnormalities.
SAGWITCH - dislodged a track marker on the final bend.
GEORGIE ZUKOV - raced three wide early and middle stages before crossing to lead near the 1100 metres.
CHILLER BAY - over-raced middle stages.
Race 9   DAVE OVENS BUILDER PACE
PINE CONE - driver K Cameron was spoken to regarding using his whip free of the rein.
CAESAR'S QUEST - broke at the start.
TIN ROOF BLUES - broke at the start losing all chance.
HELLUVA - broke when vying for the lead racing into the first bend losing ground. Raced wide until improving to lead near the 1200 metres.
POCKET CALL - driver L Dobbs was warned for using his whip with more than a wrist flicking motion and loose reining.
SISTER'S DELIGHT - broke at the start. Over-raced middle stages.