ROCKHAMPTON JOCKEY CLUB – SATURDAY 13th JUNE, 2015
WEATHER – OVERCAST
TRACK RATING – GOOD (4) RAIL – TRUE ENTIRE COURSE
Chairman of Stewards – Mr L. Collins
Stewards –Mr B. Nalder, Mr G. Meek & B. Cooke (Cadet)
Clerk of Scales – W. Welburn
Judge – N. Boyle
Veterinarian- A. Williams
Bookmakers Supervisor – S. Bryant
Swab attendants – P. Taylor
Starter- Mr T. Woodham/Mr C. Matthews
Stewards Secretary - B. Palmer
Immediately prior to Race 2 the owners of SWEET ARETHA, which was to run in Race 3, brought to the attention of stewards what they suggested was the incorrect weight to be carried by the filly. After communicating with the Handicapper and acting under the provisions of A.R. 111A (2)(a) stewards amended the weight from 56kg to 55.5kg. Public announcements were made accordingly.
Race 1: www.callaghanpark.com.au BM 70 Handicap - 1800 metres
1st EAGLE SHAMAN 2nd ABSOLUTELYANYTHING 3rd DIOXIDES 4th - HIS REDEMPTION
ELDOSHAR - Pulled hard in the early and middle stages.
DIOXIDES - Near the 400 metres bumped TRACKER.
Race 2: Advanced Exhausts Rockhampton Cup Sat 20 June QTIS 2YO Maiden Handicap - 1100 metres
1st BOTTEGA LOUIE 2nd ZANNYAH 3rd CRAIGLEA DEKEN 4th - SWEET MARCIA
JOENNA - When App. F. Elliott was not riding at today's meeting and no apprentice rider was available, Jockey J. Stephens was substituted as the rider of the filly.
ZANNYAH - Shifted out at the start and made contact with ALWAYS DOUBLE, which lost ground.
DUDOOMP - Was slow to begin.
SWEET MARCIA - Raced wide throughout. Rider reported that her mount shifted ground over the concluding stages and she became concerned with its action. A post-race veterinary examination of the filly did not reveal any abnormalities.
PRINCESS RHYTHM - When SWEET MARCIA shifted ground over the concluding stages, the filly shifted in and away from that runner.
COURTZIG - Raced wide throughout.
Race 3: Rocky Cup Calcutta Fri 19 June 2YO Maiden Handicap - 1100 metres
1st CHARSON'S GIFT 2nd POWER ON HARRY 3rd ARQUATAS 4th - WHISKEY LAD
ARQUATAS - The declaration of correct was delayed while Jockey D. Evans examined the patrol film to determine whether he should lodge an objection against POWER ON HARRY being declared 2nd. Having done so, Jockey Evans elected not to lodge a protest and stewards declared correct weight on the judge's numbers.
CRAIGLEA GEM - When Jockey A. Taylor was dually engaged, for CRAIGLEA GEM and SWEET ARETHA, due to a miscommunication, Jockey C. McIver was substituted as the rider of CRAIGLEA GEM.
SONADOR ROSE - Difficult to load into the barriers. A warning will be placed on the filly's barrier manners.
CORVETTE - Slow to begin.
WHISKEY LAD - Began awkwardly. Jockey A. Coome reported that his mount may have lost its footing at the start.
CASINO PUSSY - Prior to the race required farrier attention to the off hind plate. Hung out in the middle stages. Raced wide throughout.
CHARSON'S GIFT – Near the 900 metres, contact with another runner. Near the 500 metres rolled in and made contact with SWEET ARETHA. Raced wide throughout.
SWEET ARETHA - Slow to begin. Near the 900 metres shifted out when racing greenly and made contact with another runner. Contact with another runner near the 500m.
BAG A BEAUTY - Approaching the 250 metres shifted ground, then compounded thereafter. A post-race veterinary examination showed that the filly was showing a poor post race recovery rate and had an elevated heart rate.
Race 4: XXXX Gold QTIS 3YO Maiden Handicap - 1100 metres
1st RECTIFIER 2nd SAMMY SPARROW 3rd ECHELON ANNIE 4th - DRAGONMOSS
COOL DELIGHT - Slow to begin.
LI'L BIT GREEDY - Slow to begin.
ONEMORENOBLEDANCER - At the start shifted in onto DRAGONMOSS, which was taken in onto REGGIE ROCKET, which in turn was taken in onto EEJAY STYLE.
WICKED LOVER - Commenced to buck shortly after the start, lost ground and took no competitive part in the event. Trainer J. Pointon was advised that the filly must trial to the satisfaction of stewards over 900 metres in race gear.
CHOI OI - Was fractious in the barriers prior to the start.
EEJAY STYLE - Approaching the 900 metres had to be eased from the heels of SAMMY SPARROW, which hung out slightly.
ONEMORENOBLEDANCER, CHOI OI and LI'L BIT GREEDY - Raced wide throughout.
Race 5: Rockhampton City Moto Maiden Handicap - 1400 metres
1st TREMONT 2nd CASH FOR MURTAL 3rd LAYAN 4th - TARA'S RANSOM
FLY ONCE MORE - Knuckled on jumping and was hampered when WICKED LOVER and STORM IN AFRICA shifted ground. Rider reported that he had concerns about his mount's welfare and consequently he did not ride the gelding along and it took no competitive part in the event. A post-race veterinary examination immediately after the event did not reveal any abnormalities. Stewards will follow the matter up with the trainer.
TREMONT - Shifted in at the start and brushed TARA'S RANSOM.
IF IN DOUBT - Raced 3 wide in the early and middle stages.
SPECIAL NELL - Slow to begin and shortly after the start when restrained to take up a position close to the running rail raced ungenerously and lost ground.
CRAIGLEA COPPER - Near the 50 metres brushed the running rail, over-reacted and shifted out, resulting in the rider becoming unbalanced.
Race 6: XXXX Gold Newmarket Thursday 18 June Class 1 Handicap - 1300 metres
1st - HOYWEDGE 2nd - GOHARDSUN 3rd - HAIL MAHER 4th - RED RYDER
SANTA FE DREAMING - Trainer A. O'Sullivan said that with the blinkers off today and having an inside draw the gelding will be ridden forward, contrary to its more recent racing pattern. Public announcements were made to that effect, and the horse was ridden accordingly. Reared prior to the start, was removed from the barriers, examined by the Club's veterinary surgeon and cleared to take its place in the field. A warning will be placed on the horse's barrier manners.
RED RYDER - Was slow to begin.
BOLTS'N'HOLTS - Began awkwardly and lost some ground. Contact with another runner near 200 metres.
POSITIVE OUTLOOK - Approaching the 1050 metres shifted in slightly, resulting in HAIL MAHER over-racing, having to be restrained, shifting in onto SAY MY NAME, which was tightened for room and had to be checked. In the incident AYBESEE was hampered. App. D. Evans, the rider of POSITIVE OUTLOOK, was advised to exercise more care. Stewards took into account that SAGACIOUS LADY had shifted out marginally at that stage.
HAIL MAHER - Jockey A. Butler pleaded guilty to a charge under A.R. 83A in that when the mare was placed in the barriers Jockey Butler struck his mount in the vicinity of its head. Jockey Butler was fined $300. Near 200 metres, rolled in and made contact with another runner.
Race 7: Rockhampton City Moto BM65 Handicap - XXXX Gold Newmarket Thursday 18 June Class 1 Handicap - 1050 metres
1st - SUPERIOR DRAGON 2nd - KHAANTANTES 3rd - DAME JUDARIUS 4th - UNSEEN
ZAYNA - Slow into stride. Compounded badly in the straight and on pulling up, the mare suffered a suspected heart attack and was attended by the Club's veterinary surgeon.
SUPERIOR DRAGON - A little slow to begin.
VANCOUVER GOLD - Slow to begin.
SWEET TABOO - Raced wide throughout.
Stewards inquired into an incident that occurred near the 900 metres when VANCOUVER GOLD (App. N. Summers) shifted in marginally and caused NOT TOO FUSSY to shift in and away from that runner. App. Summers eased her mount to relieve the pressure, however STAKED EMOTION, which was racing to the inside of NOT TOO FUSSY, was tightened for room, clipped heels and blundered. Though the interference was of some significance, it could not be attributed to any one rider. Nevertheless, Jockey Coome and App. Summers were advised to exercise more care when shifting ground.
STEWARDS RACE DAY SUMMARY
Summary of action concerning licensees
RACE 6: HAIL MAHER - Jockey A. Butler: $300 - strike horse in vicinity of head (A.R.83A)
Summary of action concerning thoroughbred horses
RACE 3: SONADOR ROSE - Difficult to load, slow to begin. Warning
RACE 6: SANTA FE DREAMING - Reared prior to start Warning.
Summary of rider changes/Late notifications
RACE 3: CRAIGLEA GEM - Jockey C. McIver replaced Jockey Alisha Taylor - dual acceptance.
RACE 2: JOENNA - Jockey J. Stephens replaced App. F. Elliott (Not riding at meeting), no apprentice available.