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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
N Ydgren (Chairman), N McIntyre, S Renault, V Munro, P Williams
Veterinarians
Dr A A Corser, D L Williamson
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General

General
Pre-race blood testing was carried out.

Supplementary

Ashburton TC - Monday, 25th October 2021
Race 7 - NZB AIRFREIGHT ASHBURTON FLYING STAKES (STAND PACE)
Trainer N Williamson advised Stewards on 12 November that PEMBROOK PLAYBOY has been diagnosed with a deep muscle tear to its hindquarters which should resolve itself during a 3 week spell.
Rangiora HRC - Friday, 5th November 2021
Race 6 - DOUG FREWIN - RHRC HONORARY LIFE MEMBER MOBILE PACE
Co-trainer C DeFilippi advised Stewards on 12 November that TIGER LOU has recovered well from its last start and would be given a brief freshen up prior to resuming.
NZ Metro TC - Tuesday, 9th November 2021
Race 10 - AVON CITY FORD TROT
Stable representative J Dunn advised Stewards on 12 November that blood tests taken from BRYAN BORU have failed to detect any abnormalities and the gelding will continue with its current preparation.
Race 11 - IRT NEW ZEALAND TROTTING CUP (STAND PACE)
Driver B Orange (COPY THAT) was spoken to advisedly to make a greater effort to maintain a straight course in the run home.
Race 12 - FIRST DIRECT TAXIS MOBILE PACE
Trainer K Townley advised Stewards on 12 November that FIRE FOX has recovered well from its last start and will continue with its current preparation.
Ashburton TC - Thursday, 11th November 2021
Race 2 - STEWART & HOLLAND MOBILE PACE
Trainer A Fitzgerald advised Stewards on 12 November that EYECON has been treated for muscle tie-up subsequent to its performance at Ashburton yesterday.
Race 8 - KEITH & BETTY HOOD MEMORIAL MOBILE PACE
Trainer T Yesberg advised Stewards of 12 November that blood tests taken from WARHOL revealed the horse to be showing signs of a virus and would be treated. Mr Yesberg added the horse would be gelded and sent for a spell.

Summary

Swabbing
CRUSHER COLLINS, TOMMY WATERHOUSE, ALWAYS HAVE FAITH, MISSALYSSA, GET UP N DANCE, IT'S ALL ABOUT FAITH, OSCAR BONAVENA, SAMHARA, SUNDEES SON, MATADEROS, BOLT FOR BRILLIANCE, A TASTE OF HONEY, BETTOR TALK ART, SOUTH COAST ARDEN, SELF ASSURED, KRUG, SOUNDSOFCASH
Protests
Nil
Suspensions
Race 5J Morrison (TIGER TAYLOR)
[Rule 869(3)(b)] - Careless driving causing interference (3 days).
Suspended from 17/11/2021 until 20/11/2021 inclusive.
Fines
Race 2G Anderson & M Love (CELEBRATING)
[Rule 864(2)(d)] - Failed to affix hopple carrier so as not to come adrift. Fined $100.
Race 2N Williamson (SAND WAVE)
[Rule 869(2) Whip & Rein Regs] - Using whip free of the rein. Fined $200.
Race 4B Williamson (DONT ASK)
[Rule 869(3)(b)] - Careless driving, failing to concede position. Fined $400.
Warnings
Race 4J Morrison (JIMMY CARTER)
[Rule 857(7)(g)] - Out of position at the start.
Bleeders
Nil
Horse Action
Race 1FRANCO JOSIAH - Final Warning Racing Manners
Race 1ROYAL PRIDE - Warned Mobiles
Race 2CELEBRATING - Unruly Mobiles
Race 3ASIAN ELVIS - Unruly Mobiles
Race 3INVITATION ONLY - Warned Racing Manners
Race 4DONT ASK - Unruly Mobiles
Race 4HAROLD SMITH - Warned Mobiles
Race 5KING ARTHUR - Warned Mobiles
Medical Certificate
Nil
Driver Changes
Nil
Late Scratchings
Race 11DANCE TIME - at 8.30am on Veterinary advice
Race 12ALLAMERICANLOVER - at 8.30am on Veterinary advice
Scratching Penalties
Ineligible from 13/11/2021 until 17/11/2021 inclusive (5 days):
AMERICAN VIKING, BRYAN BORU, LOVE ROSE, GLIDING AWAY, SMOKIN BANDAR, SPY DA MOMENT, THE DOMINATOR, DANCE TIME, HENRY HUBERT, ALLAMERICANLOVER
Exceptional Circumstances:
MAJESTIC ACTION, MAUI

Race Comments

Race 1   IRT MOBILE TROT
FRANCO JOSIAH - broke near the 350 metres. A final warning was placed on the gelding's racing record.
UNDER AND OVER - weakened from the 600 metres after unsuccessfully challenging for the front in the middle stages and having to race parked thereafter.
ROYAL PRIDE - broke at the start losing its chance. A warning was placed on the barrier record of the colt.
KD HAWK - raced wide in the early stages. Broke near the 500 metres.
MIKEMARO - hung outwards through the score up and in the early stages with the gelding losing ground as a result. Held up for a distance by a tiring runner near the 600 metres.
MADRIK - raced wide in the early stages.
Race 2   MACCA LODGE "TRAINED SOUTH OF THE WAITAKI RIVER" MOBILE PACE
BIZZIE LOU - hampered by an easing of the pace near the 900 metres having to be steadied.
SAND WAVE - held up in the early stages of the run home. Driver N Williamson admitted a charge under the Whip & Rein Regulations in that he used his whip free of the rein in the run home and was fined $200 by the Adjudicative Committee.
MACH QUILLAN - over-raced through the middle stages. Hampered by an easing of the pace near the 900 metres having to be steadied. Driver J Dunn reported the gelding to have caused him some difficulty through the middle stages and he had not activated the horse's sliding blinds.
BEAUDIENE HUSTLER - over-raced near the 900 metres when there was a slight easing of the pace hampering trailing runners.
IDEALISM - raced wide in the early stages.
CELEBRATING - broke in the score up and was back a distance at the start. Placed on the unruly for future mobile starts. Weakened entering the final bend. A side hopple carrier came adrift during the running. Co-trainers G Anderson & M Love were issued a $100 Minor Infringement Notice for failing to affix this gear so as not to come adrift. When spoken to regarding the performance driver M Williamson advised he was disappointed with the effort and could offer no explanation. A post-race veterinary examination revealed a slow recovery.
TOMMY WATERHOUSE - driver K Barclay was spoken to advisedly for loose reining in the run home.
Race 3   PENINSULAR BEACHFRONT RESORT MOOLOOLABA MOBILE PACE
SNEAK A PEEK - hampered near the 1000 metres and had to shift ground wider.
BOOM - locked wheels with INVITATION ONLY which hung inwards near the 1050 metres losing considerable ground.
IDEALINGOLD - hampered near the 1000 metres and had to shift ground wider.
ASIAN ELVIS - broke after 100 metres settling at the rear. Placed on the unruly for future mobile starts. Hampered near the 1000 metres and had to shift ground wider.
SAINT WAITAKI - hampered near the 1000 metres and had to shift ground wider.
DASHING MAJOR - raced wide in the early stages. Hampered near the 1000 metres and had to shift ground wider.
KATHERINE - hampered near the 1000 metres and had to shift ground wider.
MIGHTY REACTOR - hampered near the 1000 metres and had to shift ground wider.
STOKED TO HAVER - hampered near the 1000 metres and had to shift ground wider.
ALWAYS HAVE FAITH - hampered by a breaking runner in the early stages. Hampered near the 1000 metres and had to shift ground wider.
INVITATION ONLY - hampered by a breaking runner in the early stages. Hung inwards and locked wheels with BOOM which was racing in the trail near the 1050 metres with both runners losing considerable ground and hampering trailing runners. Was not competitive thereafter. A warning was placed on the racing record of the gelding. A post-race veterinary examination revealed a slow recovery and a high respiratory rate. Stewards will follow up with connections in the coming days.
GIVEMEWHATINEED - hampered by a breaking runner in the early stages. Over-raced middle stages. Raced wide from the 1000 metres. Weakened final bend.
I'LL WRITE THE STORY - hung inwards in the score up and was back from the unruly position at the start. Hampered near the 1000 metres and had to shift ground wider.
Race 4   FAHEY FENCE HIRE MOBILE TROT
SODS LAW - broke at the 250 metres.
DONT ASK - out of position at the start. Driver B Williamson explained the filly had been trotting roughly and will now be drawn unruly for mobile starts. Broke near the 1500 metres after making contact with the sulky wheel of JIMMY CARTER which was shifting inwards. Mr Williamson admitted driving carelessly in that he had failed to concede his position when required to do so with the Adjudicative Committee imposing a fine of $400. Raced wide from the 700 metres.
HAROLD SMITH - out of position at the start despite the efforts of driver J Dunn. A warning was placed on the barrier record of the gelding. Slightly inconvenienced near the 1500 metres.
MEXICANA - broke near the 1700 metres when contesting the lead and lost all chance.
JIMMY CARTER - out of position at the start. Driver J Morrison was issued a warning. Raced wide in the early stages. Lay inwards on the bends.
MISS CRAZED - over-raced middle stages. Lay outwards through the final straight.
ALDEBARAN FLOSS - broke briefly in the score up.
REGAL ATTIRE - hampered near the 1500 metres and had to be steadied which resulted in the gelding losing ground.
I DREAM OF JEANNIE - checked and broke near the 1500 metres losing its chance.
SIOUX PRINCESS - raced wide in the early stages. Inconvenienced by breaking runners near the 1500 metres losing some ground.
Race 5   GRAPHITE DEVELOPMENTS LTD SHOW DAY FUTURITY (MOB PACE)
HEAVEN ON HIGH - held up by a weakening runner on the final bend.
KING ARTHUR - broke in the score up losing considerable ground. A warning was placed on the gelding's barrier record. Weakened near the 700 metres.
LANCEWOOD LOUIE - held up final bend and in the early stages of the run home.
SHARDS FURY - raced wide in the early stages. Weakened from the 700 metres.
GET UP N DANCE - raced wide in the early stages.
RIVERMAN SAM - raced wide in the early stages. Checked on the final bend and had to be heavily restrained.
ROMEO SHARD - raced wide in the early and middle stages.
TIGER TAYLOR - shifted out on the final bend taking ARABIAN BLUE wider which caused interference to RIVERMAN SAM and ROLLYOUROWN. Driver J Morrison admitted driving carelessly in this incident and after viewing the films and hearing penalty submissions the Adjudicative Committee suspended his driver's licence from the conclusion of racing on 16 November up to and including 20 November 2021 (3 days).
ROLLYOUROWN - hampered on the final bend.
JAGARA - raced wide in the early and middle stages.
Race 6   JOHNNIE WALKER MOBILE PACE
IT'S ALL ABOUT FAITH - hung inwards in the score up and was back slightly at the candy pole.
PELOSI - when spoken to regarding the performance trainer C Dalgety advised the mare had been unsuited to the tempo of the race and had been unable to make ground due to the fast closing sectionals.
Race 7   ADVANCED JOINERY HANDICAP TROT
FULL OF HOPE - crowded passing the 150 metres and had to be steadied.
CLYDE - shifted ground in the run home restricting the racing room of SPRINGBANK MASON and FULL OF HOPE. Driver C Thornley will be spoken to regarding this in the coming days.
SPRINGBANK MASON - lay inwards and trotted roughly through the final straight.
WITH ICE - held up by a tiring runner on the final bend.
RED HARBOUR - raced wide in the early stages. Over-raced middle stages. Weakened final bend.
SHE REIGNS - lay outwards through the final straight hampering CLYDE. When spoken to regarding the performance driver J Dunn advised the mare had worked hard in the middle stages when improving to the lead with the effort taking its toll over the concluding stages.
Race 8   AVON CITY FORD HANDICAP PACE
ABOVE N BEYOND - Stewards questioned driver K Newman (assisted by J Dunn) regarding the manner he drove approaching the 2400 metres when restraining in the two wide line which allowed A BETTOR ACT to shift inwards. Mr Newman explained that he had not wanted to be eased to the fence so his decision was a tactical one to remain in the two wide line. He added that after initially restraining A BETTOR ACT had shifted inwards across his front legs at the same time EASTWOOD ISABELLA improved to his inside so felt the better option was to continue to restrain instead of electing to push forward into a marginal run to hold A BETTOR ACT wider especially when G Smith (A BETTOR ACT) was well committed to his shift inwards. Stewards accepted Mr Newman's explanation.
EASTWOOD ISABELLA - began awkwardly.
TEDS LEGACY - broke briefly at the start.
SAMHARA - raced wide in the early stages.
KERRI MAGUIRE - raced wide in the early stages. Weakened over the final stages. When questioned regarding the performance driver T Williams was unable to provide any explanation. A post-race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.
CALLIE'S DELIGHT - had to be steadied near the 500 metres when racing in crowded quarters after this mare and TEDS LEGACY simultaneously vied for the same position in the two wide line.
PADDYPROUDFOOT - slow to begin. Driver K Barclay will be spoken to and reminded that it is expected she start further down the track when drawn barrier 1 off 30 metres.
Race 9   RENWICK FARMS DOMINION (STAND TROT)
MAJESTIC MAN - the murphy blind was removed prior to the start. Began awkwardly. Weakened from the 700 metres.
DOFF YOUR CAP - raced wide in the early stages and was restrained to the rear of the field. Weakened from the 900 metres.
MAJESTIC LAVROS - broke at the 150 metres.
VACATION HILL - weakened near the 600 metres.
ONE APOLLO - stood on the mark losing ground. Weakened from the 700 metres.
CHIEF OF STAFF - broke at the start. Authorisation of 4th placing was withheld until Stewards were satisfied the gelding had complied with the Breaking Horses Regulation in the early stages.
WOODSTONE - weakened near the 600 metres.
Race 10   NEVELE R SIRES' STAKES SOUTHERN CLASSIC (MOBILE PACE)
ARDEN'S DELIGHT - broke in the score up.
DARLING ME - raced wide in the early stages.
Race 11   SPRING BACK WITH MEDIAWORKS NZ PACING FFA (MOBILE PACE)
DANCE TIME - late scratching at 8.30am on Veterinary advice.
LAVER - weakened entering the final bend.
Race 12   XCM SPORT MOBILE PACE
There was a delay to the start after MABALENE had a flat tyre and required a change of sulky.
MY ULTIMATE CHEVRON - over-raced middle stages.
YOROKOBI - raced wide in the early stages.
SUZIE ROCKS - raced wide in the early stages.
I'M TOUGH - paced roughly throughout the final straight.
NEW YORK MINUTE - over-raced middle stages.
ALLAMERICANLOVER - late scratching at 8.30am on Veterinary advice.