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STEWARDS REPORT
 
ROCKHAMPTON JOCKEY CLUB – THURSDAY, 12th JANUARY, 2017      
 
WEATHER – FINE                        TRACK RATING – GOOD (4)
RAIL – OUT 8 metres ENTIRE
 
OFFICIALS
 
Chairman of Stewards – Mr L. Collins
Stewards –Mr G. Meek & M. Heath (Cadet)
Clerk of Scales – W. Welburn
Judge – L. Smyth
Veterinarian -  J. Rickards.
Swab attendants – J. Summers
Starter- M. Henderson/C. Matthews
 
 
Race 1: XXXX Gold Class 6 Plate - 1200 metres
1st  -  GYPSY SECRET  2nd  -  CASINO THOUGHTS  3rd  -  COURT LANE  4th  -  FROM THE DARKNESS
 
FROM THE DARKNESS -  Stood flat-footed at the start and was slow to begin.  Jockey A. Coome was reprimanded under A.R. 137A for using his whip on the gelding on 3 occasions more than permitted under the rule. In determining penalty stewards took into account Jockey Coome's good record in relation to the rule.
 
 
Race 2: Racing Gala Ball - Sat 11 March BenchMark 70 Handicap - 1500 metres  
1st  -  BOLD AVENUE  2nd  -  THE THOMAS AFFAIR  3rd  -  TURKEY BEACH  4th -  LEGAL PROCEDURE
 
GREEN EMPIRE - Made contact with another runner on jumping.
 
TURKEY BEACH -  Made contact with another runner on jumping.
 
STAR FURY - Raced 3 wide without cover throughout.  A post-race veterinary examination of the gelding did not reveal any abnormalities.
 
COURTZIG - Raced keenly in the early stages. Trainer C. Thompson was advised that the mare will now be sent for a spell.
 
Race 3: Become a Club 150 Member Maiden Plate - 1300 metres
1st ABE'S BABY  -  2nd  -  AMAZON RULER  3rd  -  SWEET NOTE  4th  -  FIRST REGRET
 
AZIRAP – Trainer advised stewards that horse would be ridden forward if circumstances permitted. The horse was ridden accordingly and took up a midfield position.
 
FIRST REGRET - Apprentice D. Evans advised stewards that the gelding would be ridden forward if circumstances permitted. The gelding was ridden accordingly and took up a midfield position. Raced 3 wide without cover throughout.
 
GUINIGI PRINCE - Began awkwardly and made contact with SWEET NOTE (Jockey J. Taylor).
 
GENERAL BEERS - Slow to begin. Near the 500 metres shifted out, resulting in GUINIGI PRINCE having to alter course.
 
AMAZON RULER - Jockey N. Callow reported that after being slowly away he took up a position back in the field.
 
PRINCESS TORIO - Jockey D. Hayse advised stewards that he had been instructed to take up a rearward position.
 
LITTLE RED ANGEL - Raced wide without cover throughout.
 
OUR HAPPY RAIN - Slow to begin and then raced wide without cover.
 
Race 4: Book Your Function At Callaghan Park Class 2 Handicap - 1050 metres
1st  -  SHIGERU MAHOGANY 2nd -  SAINTLY PRO  3rd  -  BOLD PEAK  4th  -  TRIGGER LAD  
 
REGGIE ROCKET  and BOLD PEAK - Made contact on jumping.
 
FUTUREAL - Raced 3 wide without cover for the majority of the event.
 
BUCK THE SYSTEM and TRIGGER LAD - made contact shortly after the start.
 
BUCK THE SYSTEM  began awkwardly and raced keenly in the early stages and then raced wide without cover.
 
Race 5: Hahn 3.5 QTIS 3-Y-O Handicap - 1100 metres   
1st  -  BOLD SHOT  2nd  -  RUSTY SCOOTER  3rd  -  FLAT TO STACK  4th  -  FABULOUS CHILD
 
SECURITY BELLE - Was fractious when being loaded into the barriers. The filly was removed from the barriers, inspected by the veterinary surgeon and cleared to take its place in the field. Began awkwardly and lost ground. When questioned regarding the performance
Jockey Callow stated that the horse had travelled well throughout, however its pre-race manners may have affected its performance. A post-race veterinary inspection did not reveal any apparent abnormalities.
 
UNCANNY REASON - Shortly after the start made contact with BOLD SHOT.
 
ROWDY RONDA - Hung out in the middle stages and raced 3 wide without cover.
 
Race 6: 2017 Cap Sales - Sunday 2 April BenchMark 55 Handicap - 1400 metres   
1st- LOOKSLIKERAIN  2nd -  HYPER DRIVE  3rd -  OUR GIRL CHARLOTTE  4th  - GAMBIT
 
BIRDIE BLITZ -  Began very awkwardly.
 
OUR GIRL CHARLOTTE -  Slow to begin. Apprentice Q. Krogh was reprimanded under AR. 137A for using his whip on the mare 3 times more than permitted under the rules.
 
LET ME SAY THIS -  Slow to begin.
 
FOREST MAGIC - Raced 3 wide without cover throughout.
 
THAT'S WOODY - Raced wide with cover for the majority of the event.
 
BILO BAR - Began awkwardly, threw its head in the air and raced wide with cover.
 
GAMBIT - Near the 400 metres improved onto the heels of FOREST MAGIC, which was tiring, shifted out and took THAT’S WOODY wider.
 
 
STEWARDS RACE DAY SUMMARY
 
Summary of action concerning licensees
 
Fines
 
Jockey absenteeism
Nil
 
Summary of action concerning thoroughbred horses
 
Horses swabbed
 
Pre- Race- RACE 1 CASINO THOUGHTS, RACE 3 ABE’S BABY, RACE 4 FUTUREAL & RACE 6 BILO BAR
Post-race- All Winners
 
Warnings/Bars
Nil
 
Late Scratchings
 
Summary of rider changes/Late notifications

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