Stewards Report

Towers Jockey Club

Charters Towers Country

Sat 07 Mar Soft




Soft Pen Not available

Nil last 24hrs, 25mm last 7 days



Track conditions update: 12:02AM Sunday 08 March
Last Track Rating Update: Finalised 7/3 - 7:45am


Tue 03/03/20 11:00am


Wed 04/03/20 12:00am


Thu 05/03/20 10:00am


Thu 05/03/20 01:00pm


Sat 07/03/20 07:45am

Late Nominations

Races: 1, 4, 5

Feature, Group and Listed races may have different acceptance closing times. Group 1 races have staggered closing times for nominations that differ from the general dates and times listed above. Please refer to the full published conditions for these races for details.

Race Day Stewards’ Report

Charters Towers Thoroughbreds

Date: 07/03/2020

Weather: Overcast

Track: Sand (Soft)

Rail: True

Stewards Panel: C Warren (Chairman), P Warren (Birdcage & 800m)

Officials: D Viero (Veterinarian), A Lee (Swab Official), P Clark (Starter), G Evans (Judge), Stewards (Clerk of scales & Bookmakers supervisor)


Due to injury, Jockey R Nelson was not riding at today’s meeting. Rider changers were made as per race day summary. Jockey Nelson was advised a medical certificate would be required.

Prior to the commencement of the race meeting Jockey/Trainer Ms. B Thomson was struck on the right arm by a horse in the race day tie-ups when attempting to apply a bandage. Ms.Thomson was examined by QAS officers and deemed fit to fulfil her engagements.

Race 1 – Burdekin Brahmans Class B Handicap 1400m

NOTORIETY- Slow into stride.

RESINITE- Dwelt in the barriers.

SAVVY HUSSLER- Raced wide the majority. Inclined to shift in under pressure in the home straight.

SCHILL ROCK YOU- Raced wide the majority.

FIRST TRAIN - Stewards acceded to a request made by Trainer Ms. S Royes that the gelding be permitted to race without Blinkers. This was announced by way of on-course broadcast. When interviewed by Stewards Ms. Royes advised that on reflection she may have erred when requesting the gear change and was subsequently fined the sum of $100 under the provisions of AR206(2).

Race 2 – DLV & Capricorn Yearling sale Benchmark 55 Handicap 1200m

DELTA MAGIC- After becoming cast in the barrier was declared a late scratching at 02:41pm. Prior to declaration of correct weight the following deductions were applied:

16 cents in the dollar on the face value of win bets

18 cents in the dollor on the face value of place bets

Trainer Mr. B Williams was advised the mare would be required to obtain two (2) further consecutive barrier certificates prior to again being permitted to start in a race.

ANIMAL SPIRITS- Began awkwardly and lost ground. Compounded in the home straight. On return to scale Jockey Ms. B Thomson advised that the mare, after beginning slowly, had raced ungenerously in the middle stages due to the kickback in running.

ANNE CATHERINE- Raced wide the majority

SIMPLY MARVELOUS - Prior to the race Trainer Mr. B Williams advised Stewards it was his intention for the gelding to be ridden in a more forward position in today,s event if possible. This was announced by way of on-course broadcast. Raced wide the majority. Trainer Mr B Williams was reminded of his obligation under AR100 to convey this information to Stewards no later than 30 minutes prior to the race.

Race 3 – Milestone Brahmans Maiden Plate 1000m

JILTED GIRL- Stood flat-footed at the start losing ground. Trainer Mr. J Manzelmann was advised a warning would be placed on the filly’s barrier manners.

ROCKET TO GLASCOW- Fractious in the barrier. Began awkwardly. Finished tailed off. Jockey Ms. C Jokic advised that the filly did not handle the soft track conditions.

SASSI ASSASSIN- Bumped with another runner on jumping.

BELAR BLUE- Bumped with another runner on jumping. Jockey G Goomany when questioned advised Stewards that he had been instructed to ride the horse positively and to have it prominently positioned in running contrary to its racing pattern at recent starts. Trainer Ms. S Royes was severely reprimanded under the provisions of AR100 for failing to inform Stewards of the change in riding instructions.

Race 4 – Annavale Brahmans Class B Handicap 1000m

TRAVERS- The gelding, after resuming from an extended absence from racing, underwent a pre-race veterinary examination and was passed fit to race. Slow to begin.

AYLA’S ANGEL- Fractious in the barrier. Bumped with another runner on jumping.

TOSS OF A COIN - Bumped with another runner on jumping. Underwent a post-race veterinary examination which failed to reveal any abnormalities.

LUCKY BEE- Bumped with another runner on jumping.

KISS THE BOSS- On return to scale Jockey Ms. B Thomson advise her saddle had slipped on entering into the home straight placing her at a disadvantage.

Race 5 – Somerview Brahmans Open Plate 1000m

GINGERSNAP- Blundered on jumping.

DISTRICT- Raced wide the majority.

RAPT IN RUMBA - Finished tailed off. On return to scale Jockey Ms. N Nelson advised that when challenged for the lead near the 500m the gelding had failed to respond to her riding from that point. Underwent a post-race veterinary examination which failed to reveal any abnormalities. Trainer Mr. R Nelson was severely reprimanded under the provisions of LR67 for the late notification of a rider.

OUR RECIPE- Underwent a post-race veterinary examination which failed to reveal any abnormalities.

Race Day Summary

Rider Changes
Race 5- N Nelson rode RAPT IN RUMBA

Licensee Actions

Race 3 – Trainer Ms. S Royes – Severe Reprimand AR100
Race 5- Trainer R Nelson- Severe Reprimand LR67

Race 1- Trainer S Royes- $100 AR200(6)

Animal Actions

Race 3- Jilted Girl- Warning Stood flat footed.

Race 2- Delta Magic- 2 Consecutive barrier trials


Samples taken for analysis

All winners.

Thisreport and the Stewards Comments for this meeting may be amended at any time, at the sole discretion of the Queensland Racing Integrity Commission (QRIC) Stewards as races are reviewed.