QUEENSLANDRACING INTEGRITY COMMISSION
Dalby & Northern Downs Jockey Club – 1ST FEBUARY 2020.
WEATHER – OVERCAST TRACK RATING – GOOD 4 RAIL – TRUE
Chairman of Stewards – B. Cooke
Stewards – A. Preston, D. Kerwick
Clerk of Scales – Club Representative
Judge – Club Representative
Veterinarian – Dr J. Postle
Swab Attendants – Mr D. McDonald
Starter – Mr I. Henderson
Jockey P. Randal was unable to for fill his engagements at the meeting due to transport difficulty. Replacements as per stewards summary.
Race 1: DALBY LEAGUES CLUB BENCHMARK 50 HANDICAP – 1400M
FOXLEIGH – Laid out under pressure home straight. Approaching the 200m bumped another to the outside.
COOLMUNDRA – Slow to begin and lost ground.
BOMBAY BULLET – Slow to begin. Upon returning to scale Apprentice M. Kennedy reported that at a point approaching the 500m her saddle slipped and as a result she had difficulty riding her mount out to the end of the race.
POSITIVE SPIN – Began awkwardly tightening another runner to the outside.
ENCHANTED REIGN – Tightened for room at the start and lost ground. Taken wider when rounding the home turn when another runner to inside shifted out.
AMERICAN SUMMER – Began awkwardly. Improved into heels and was forced to steady for a short distance approaching the 900m.
STORMBORN ANGEL – Began awkwardly.
HEY DOLL – Slow into stride and lost ground. Raced three wide without cover throughout the early and middle stages. Shifted out rounding the home turn forcing another runner wider.
Race 2: SUPPORT THE DALBY DEVILS 2020 MAIDEN PLATE – 1200M
Stewards inquired into the post-race condition of SMARTY JACK, which when returning to the mounting yard, appeared to have had lacerations both on the near and off- side. A post-race veterinary examination revealed that the gelding had received lacerations to the near and off-side lateral thorax, which in the professional opinion of the on course veterinarian, were consistent with the use of spurs. Upon a search of Jockey J. Kings race gear, stewards found, and seized, spurs that in their opinion, appeared to be modified and therefore were not deemed suitable for use by Stewards. Upon questioning, Jockey King acknowledged that the spurs in question, were those which he had used when as the rider of SMARTY JACK in this event. Jockey J. King was fined $500 under the provisions of AR.125 for using modified spurs that were not approved by the stewards. Further, Jockey King pleaded guilty to a charge under AR134 in that as the rider of SMARTY JACK, he had used his spurs in an improper manner. Jockey King’s license to ride in races was suspended for a period of one calendar month, to commence midnight the 8th February 2020 and to conclude midnight the 8th March 2020, Jockey King was advised of his right to an internal review.
BABYLON EXPRESS – Fractious in barriers making heavy contact with the overhead partition prior to the start being affected. Stewards declared BABYLON EXPRESS a late scratching at 2:03pm on veterinary advice. Stewards ordered that all monies invested in
BABYLON EXPRESS be refunded with the following deductions to apply.
13 cents in the dollar for the win - #4
16 cents in the dollar for the place of winner - #4
17 cents in the dollar for 2nd placegetter – #3
18 cents in the dollar for 3rd placegetter - #2
MEGAMAX – Slow to begin. Tailed off at the 500m taking no further competitive part in the event. When questioned regarding the disappointing performance, Jockey B. Appo advised that the gelding failed to respond to hard riding throughout and in his opinion did not feel entirely comfortable in its action from a point approaching the 500m. Trainer D. Baker advised that the gelding would be sent for a spell following todays event. A post race veterinary examination revealed no significant abnormalities. Stewards advised Mr Baker that the gelding would require a trial to the satisfaction of stewards prior to returning to race.
MASSIE WHISPER – Ran off rounding the home turn proving difficult to ride out, taking no further competitive part in the event. Jockey W. O’Connell could offer no explanation for the disappointing performance. A post-race veterinary examination revealed no significant abnormalities. Trainer S. Sixtus was advised the mare would require a trial to the satisfaction of stewards prior to returning to race.
Race 3: EAT @ THE LEAGUESY RATINGS BAND 0 - 60 HANDICAP – 1200M
PRIOR ENGAGMENT – Began awkwardly.
RATHER SALUBRIOUS – Raced in restricted room for short distance approaching the 900m.
HOMELAND SECURITY – Slow to begin.
JACKPOT – Began awkwardly making contact with another runner to the outside.
Race 4: SUPPORT THE DALBY DIEHARDS 2020 CANNONBALL FLYING OPEN HANDICAP – 1000M
PUZZLING WONDER – Began awkwardly.
SCARLETS CHOICE – Began awkwardly making contact with another runner to the outside.
BRIS VEGAS – Jockey B. Appo pleaded guilty to a charge under AR.131(b) in that he failed to ride his mount out to the end of the race, which in the opinion of the stewards cost the gelding third place. Jockey Appo was fined $400.
BAGGER CHANCE – Began awkwardly making contact with another runner to the outside.
MELLORE – Tightened for room at the start and lost ground.
MUSIC SCENE – Began awkwardly making contact with another runner to the inside.
HE’S A MORAL – Raced wide without cover throughout.
Race 5: WE'RE A FAMILY CLUB CLASS B HANDICAP – 800M
GYPSY TAP – Trainer L. Thompson advised that the mare had sustained an injury prior to leaving the stable to be transported to the track and was subsequently found to be lame in the off hind leg. Stewards declared GYPSY TAP a late scratching at 9:50am. Trainer L. Thompson was advised the mare would require a veterinary certificate prior to returning to race.
MESSAGE TO MARTHA – Began awkwardly shifting in abruptly.
ANOTHER SHEILA – Laid in under pressure in the home straight.
EL DEMONIO – Began awkwardly making contact with another runner to the inside.
Swabs samples taken for analysis
R1 – CAVITATION
R1 – FOXLEIGH
R1 – STORMBORN ANGEL
R1 – POSITIVE SPIN
R2 – ROMAN RUBY
R5 - ANOTHER SHEILA
Race day Summary
R2 – Jockey J. King – Suspension 1 Calendar Month (M/N 8/2/2020 – M/N 8/3/2020) – AR.134
R2 – Jockey J. King – Fine - $500 – AR.125
R4 – Jockey B. Appo – Fine - $400 – AR.131(b)
R2 – MEGAMAX – Uncompetitive – Trial required
R2 - MASSIE WHISPER – Hung Out – Trial required.
R5 - GYPSY TAP – Lame Off Hind – Vet Cert Required.
Late Rider Alterations
R2 – MEGAMAX – Jockey B. Appo
R3 - LEROY ROCKS – Jockey P. Romeo
This report 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.