ROCKHAMPTON JOCKEY CLUB – FRIDAY, 8th APRIL, 2016
WEATHER – FINE TRACK RATING – GOOD (4)
RAIL – TRUE
Chairman of Stewards – Mr. L Collins
Stewards –Mr N. Boyle, Mr. J Williamson & Mr B.Nalder
Clerk of Scales – W. Welburn
Judge – I. Schultz
Veterinarian- B. Newman
Swab attendants – E Hodges & A Challen
Starter- M Henderson/ C Matthews
Stewards Secretary - B. Palmer
Friday 18th March, 2016
I EXCEED- With regard to the improved performance, Trainer C Dore reported that the gelding’s previous start was first up over a shorter distance and from a wide barrier. While its training and feeding regime had not altered, Mrs Dore was of the opinion that the step up to 1300m and when able to be ridden with cover contributed to the improved performance.
OVERLOAD- Trainer reported gelding would have surgery to remove bone chips on its knee.
Thursday, 31st March, 2016
GEMINI KING- Trainer R Vale reported that blood analysis revealed the gelding to be suffering an infection and that a course of treatment was being administered. Mr Vale would further assess the gelding’s current preparation in light of this issue.
CELESTIAL SON- Blood analysis revealed the gelding to be suffering from an infection of the airway and kidneys. Treated accordingly and would continue with its preparation.
KLISSTRA- In the days following its engagement, mare was found to have sustained an injury to its near fore tendon. Trainer advised it was the intention to retire the mare.
Late Riding Changes
As Jockey A. Butler and Jockey M. Barnham had been stood down, substitutions were made as per the Stewards Race Day Summary.
Race 1: Hemingway @ G & E Sturgiss QTIS 3YO Maiden Handicap - 1100 metres
1st MUSIC SCENE 2nd COPPER COIN 3rd LA PENSA 4th - SHYCODA
The start was delayed due to the late arrival on course of the Ambulance. Race 1 commenced at 1.22 p.m.
AFRICAN BEATS - Bucked shortly after the start and dislodged its rider, Jockey J. Stephens, who sustained a harmless fall. A subsequent veterinary examination revealed that the gelding was mildly lame in the off fore, abrasions to the near fore and had a cut to its mouth. Trainer A. Stephens was advised that the gelding must perform satisfactorily in two barrier jump-outs in race gear over at least 800 metres before being permitted to race again.
LA PENSA - Shifted out at the start and made contact with another runner.
CAREFILLY- Lost both hind plates in running.
COPPER COIN - In the middle stages over-raced and was inclined to hang out.
MUSIC SCENE – Raced without cover throughout.
DESNAL- Raced wide without cover throughout.
ABE'S BABY and JUST CALL ME ANNIE - Raced wide with cover throughout.
Race 2: Daunting Lad @ Charsons Park Open Handicap - 1300 metres
1st JUST CALL ME LOUIE 2nd TESTACANA 3rd SMART PATROL 4th- TINTS
HILLCREST - When Apprentice N. Vuille was unable to ride at her declared riding weight, she was replaced by Apprentice B. Grylls. Apprentice Vuille was fined $100 under A.R. 92.
POWER RANGER - Began awkwardly.
TINTS - Slow to begin.
Race 3: CJ Homes Maiden Plate - 1300 metres
1s HAY DEET 2nd AHMAH STAR 3rd FIRST PLAN 4th - CELTIC SPELL
BAYSIDE BANDIT - Apprentice C. Jokic was dislodged from the gelding during its preminary and suffered a harmless fall. The gelding was quickly recaptured, returned to the barriers where it was examined by the club's veterinary surgeon and cleared to start.
URBAN SPACEMAN - Over-raced in the middle stages and had to be restrained.
NOTHING VENTURED, BAYSIDE BANDIT, ITTY GITTY and AHMAH STAR were slow to begin.
AHMAH STAR and ZATOCHIO - Raced wide without cover throughout.
HAY DEET - Jockey D. Evans was fined $700 under A.R. 137A for use of his whip on 4 occasions more than is permissible under the rule and use on 3 occasions consecutively. Trainer A. Albert was directed that HAY DEET must remain on course for a period of 2 hours post race, when another swab sample was obtained.
Race 4: Ulton Group Class 2 Handicap - 1050 metres
1st HOYWEDGE 2nd JEWELLERY THIEF 3rd JUST ONE WISH 4th - MISS GRANGER
DUREEZA - Late scratching, at 9.40 a.m., by order of the stewards acting on veterinary advice that the mare had bowed its off fore tendon. Trainer L. Rowe advised that the horse will now be retired.
LUCKY CLOVER - Late scratching, at 2.42 p.m., when it reared over in the tie-up stalls and sustained an injury. Stewards ordered that all bets on the filly be refunded and that the following deductions apply:
15¢ in the dollar for the win for the winner, HOYWEDGE
15¢ in the dollar for the place for the winner, HOYWEDGE
14¢ in the dollar for the place for 2nd, JEWELLERY THIEF
13¢ in the dollar for the place for 3rd, JUST ONE WISH.
NINETTE KAN - In the early and middle stages pulled hard and was inclined to hang out.
HOYWEDGE - Slow to begin.
WHISKEY LAD - Near the 800 metres was eased when racing to the outside of NINETTE KAN. A post-race veterinary examination of the gelding did not reveal any abnormalities.
ELSPETH'S STAR - Raced wide without cover throughout.
Race 5: Hidden Dragon & Drumbeats @ Lyndhurst Stud BM 65 Handicap - 1600 metres
1st FASTNET FLYER 2nd QUEEN OF THE ARK 3rd HIDDEN NATURE 4th - BILO BAR
HIDDEN NATURE - Began awkwardly.
HUNTER ISLAND - Stood flat-footed at the start and lost ground. A warning will be placed on the gelding's racing manners. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.
RADIANT JOY - Raced 3 wide without cover throughout.
Race 6: UBET Class 1 Handicap - 1400 metres
1st- KING MAX 2nd- PICK OF THE PUBS 3rd- ONE LUCKY SHEILA 4th - MISTY MONTANA
SUPER KANGAROO - When the start was effected was leaning on the side of the barrier partition and began awkwardly. Near the 200 metres shifted in from the heels of another runner. When questioned Jockey R. McMahon said from near the 150 metres, another runner shifted ground forward of his mount him and he was unable to improve. Nevertheless, stewards advised him that he would be expected to ride his mounts out to the finish.
HOT LOVE HIGHWAY - Began awkwardly and over-raced in the early stages.
CUPSTER - Slow to begin. Raced wide without cover throughout.
SUPER TUSCAN - Raced wide without cover throughout.
Race 7: Rockhampton Mayor’s 2016 Class 6 Plate - 1200 metres
1st - OUTBACK SAGA 2nd - WILDEBEAST 3rd - DOCTOR DAVID 4th - HALFBLOOD PRINCE
EVENTIDE - Slow to begin.
HOSTILE OWNERS - Slow to begin.
DOCTOR DAVID - Made contact with another runner on jumping.
OSSENHAGEN - Contacted by another runner on jumping. Raced wide without cover throughout.
PASSATORIO - Raced wide without cover throughout.
CYCLONE KAN and ALLGIRL - Raced wide with cover.
Jockey D. Simmons was fined $200 under A.R. 137A for use of his whip on THANKGODFORFRANC on 4 occasions more than permissible, two of them consecutively.
Jockey N. Day was fined $300 under A.R. 137A for use of his whip on OUTBACK SAGA prior to the 100 metres on 2 occasions more than permitted under the rule.
Stewards will open an inquiry into the conduct of Trainer R. Vale towards Stewards and other officials following this race when PRINCE DAN was ordered to be swabbed.
STEWARDS RACE DAY SUMMARY
Summary of action concerning licensees
RACE 2: Apprentice N. Vuille $100 - fail to ride at declared weight (A.R. 92)
RACE 3: Jockey D. Evans $700 - use of whip 4 more than permitted, 3 consecutively (A.R.137A).
RACE 7: Jockey D. Simmons $200 - use of whip 4 more than permitted (A.R.137A)
Jockey N. Day - $300 - use of whip 2 more than permitted (A.R. 137A).
A. Butler- Stood Down
M. Barnham- Stood Down
Summary of action concerning thoroughbred horses
Urine samples were obtained for all runners in race 2 (either pre or post-race)
Post-race- All Winners, HAY DEET (Blood Sample 2 hours post-race), JEWELLRY THIEF and PRINCE DAN.
RACE 1: AFRICAN BEATS – Bucked- To pass barrier jump-outs.
RACE 5 HUNTER ISLAND- Slow to begin- Warning.
DUREEZA 9.40am- Injury- vet advice.
LUCKY CLOVER - Injured in tie-up stalls. Vet advice.
Summary of rider changes/Late notifications
RACE 1: COPPER COIN - Jockey R. McMahon replaced Jockey A. Butler
WHYMEGOD - Apprentice Ms B. Grylls replaced Jockey M. Barnham
RACE 2: POWER RANGER - Apprentice S. Fawke replaced Jockey A. Butler
RACE 4: JEWELLERY THIEF - Jockey N. Day replaced Jockey A. Butler
RACE 7: PRINCE DAN - Apprentice S. Fawke replaced Jockey A. Butler
GOWER - Apprentice J. Orman replaced Jockey M. Barnham