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Manawatu Harness Racing Club Inc

Stipendiary Stewards Report

Club
Manawatu Harness Racing Club Inc at Manawatu Raceway
Weather
Overcast
Track
Good
Rail
Not applicable
Stewards
P Williams (Chairman), K Coppins, B Bateup
Veterinarian
Dr E M Grieves
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General

General
Nil

Supplementary

Nil

Summary

Swabbing
BREAK FREE, RAGING WHITEBAIT, UNCHANGED MEMORY, SMOKINHOTCHEDDAR, CARRERA LUCIA, GREATEST SHOWMAN, PLAY BY EAR
Protests
Race 1THANK YOU (4th Placing)
[Rule 870(5)] - Broke across finish line and was lapped on - relegated to 5th.
Suspensions
Race 6S Dickson (MAHIA)
[Rule 869(2) & Whip and Rein Regs] - Used whip with more than a wrist flicking motion (2 days).
Suspended from 19/11/2021 until 02/12/2021 inclusive.
Race 6S Doody (GREATEST SHOWMAN)
[Rule 869(2) & Whip and Rein Regs] - Used whip with more than a wrist flicking motion (2 days).
Suspended from 19/11/2021 until 02/12/2021 inclusive.
Fines
Race 3S Dickson (I WON'T BACK DOWN)
[Rule 869(2) & Whip and Rein Regs] - Used whip with more than a wrist flicking motion. Fined $400.
Warnings
Race 6W House (MOGUL)
[Rule 857(7)(g)] - Back off mobile.
Bleeders
Nil
Horse Action
Race 1MACKALI - Warned Stands
Race 1MACKALI - Unruly Stands Trainer's Request
Race 7EMMI ROSE - Warned Mobiles
Medical Certificate
Nil
Driver Changes
Nil
Late Scratchings
Nil
Scratching Penalties
Nil

Race Comments

Race 1   PGG WRIGHTSON HANDICAP TROT
MACKALI - broke at the start. A warning was placed on the mare's barrier record. Placed on the unruly for future standing starts at the request of trainer N Poingdestre.
ALVIRA HEST - broke at the 700 metres losing all chance.
THANK YOU - broke late in the run home. Stewards lodged a Protest against 4th placing being awarded to this gelding alleging the horse was in the incorrect gait when its nose reached the finish line and was lapped on by LEESA CASTLETON (5th). Driver P Davis did not contest the Protest and after viewing replays the Adjudicative Committee relegated THANK YOU to 5th placing.
KRISTOFFERSON - hung inwards in the early and middle stages. Weakened at the 400 metres.
Race 2   CONNIE STEWART NZ SOTHEBY'S INTERNATIONAL REALTY MOB PACE
ROCKNROYDON - unable to hold its position on the back of the leader passing the 600 metres which allowed GREENBACK BOOGIE to take up a position in the trail. Broke on the final bend briefly hampering trailing runners and after returning to its gait paced roughly over the concluding stages.
AMOREENA - briefly hampered on the final bend before weakening over the concluding stages.
NICKY JAY - over-raced early and middle stages.
Race 3   POST OFFICE HOTEL PAHIATUA MOBILE PACE
LAVISH ART - lay out throughout the running and in particular in the home straight when attempting to utilise the passing lane.
LETSGODANCING - over-raced middle stages. Driver P Davis was spoken to advisedly for using his whip with more than a wrist flicking motion in the home straight.
SIPOWICZ - raced wide early stages. Weakened from the 500 metres. A post race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.
NOWUCMENOWUDON'T - held up throughout the home straight.
I WON'T BACK DOWN - Driver S Dickson admitted a breach of Rule 869(2) and the Whip & Rein Regulations in that he used his whip with more than a wrist flicking motion over the concluding stages and after hearing submissions on penalty the Adjudicative Committee imposed a fine of $400.
Race 4   "LATHER UP" FILLIES & MARES SPEED SERIES MOBILE PACE
WESTBURN BLISS - broke racing into the first bend. Weakened over the final stages. A post-race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities. Driver R Holmes advised that he felt the mare may have jumped a shadow causing it to break and also cast a shoe whilst galloping.
MANHATTAN SUNSHINE - briefly held up early stages of the run home.
SUPERSTAR LEGEND - Driver B Orange advised he did not activate the removable deafeners due to having the field covered.
SMOKINHOTCHEDDAR - broke briefly shortly after the start.
SHEZSOMETHINSPECIAL - over-raced early and middle stages.
Race 5   MASTERTON CLUB MANAWATU GRADUATION FINAL (MOBILE PACE)
IDEAL ZEN - shifted out under pressure in the home straight.
CARRERA LUCIA - raced fiercely late in the score up and was back slightly at the start.
MISS MARKLE - lay inwards in the early stages.
CALL SECURITY - Trainer D Gale advised Stewards that CALL SECURITY has been gelded since last racing. Weakened on the final bend.
Race 6   MAD BUTCHER WAIRARAPA CUP (MOBILE PACE)
GREATEST SHOWMAN - Driver S Doody admitted a breach of Rule 869(2) and the Whip & Rein Regulations in that he used his whip with more than a wrist flicking motion over the concluding stages and after hearing submissions on penalty the Adjudicative Committee suspended Mr Doody's drivers licence from the conclusion of racing on 18 November up to and including 2 December 2021 (2 days).
MAHIA - Driver S Dickson admitted a breach of Rule 869(2) and the Whip & Rein Regulations in that he used his whip with more than a wrist flicking motion over the concluding stages and after hearing submissions on penalty the Adjudicative Committee suspended Mr Dickson's driver's licence from the conclusion of racing on 18 November up to and including 2 December 2021 (2 days).
MOGUL - out of position at the start. Junior Driver W House was issued with a warning. Stewards questioned Mr House (assisted by Driver B Orange) regarding his tactics when after racing three wide through the early to middle stages he then worked forward to race parked outside the leader rather than continue on to the lead. Mr House advised the horse had raced parked in its 2 previous starts and won both and he thought similar tactics today would be successful but the effort had taken its toll on the gelding with it weakening over the concluding stages.
FRANCO HOFFMAN - raced four wide from the 600 metres. When spoken to Driver B Orange advised that racing wide in the middle stages without cover it had taken a toll on the gelding with it weakening over the concluding stages.
Race 7   OSBORNE GROUP CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS MOBILE PACE
SILVER LADY - broke approaching the first bend after striking the sulky wheel of HAMPTON. Stewards will be speaking to driver B Towers in the coming days in relation to this incident.
RORY MCILROY - weakened final bend.
EMMI ROSE - out of position at the start despite the efforts of drive S Doody. A warning was placed on the barrier record of the mare.