QUEENSLANDRACING INTEGRITY COMMISSION
BRISBANE RACING CLUB
EAGLE FARM – SATURDAY 23 MAY 2020
WEATHER – OVERCAST
TRACK RATING – GOOD 4
RAIL – TRUE
GOING STICK – Index - 10.6 Penetrate - 10.6 Shear - 10.6
Chairman of Stewards – P. Chadwick
Stewards – D. Aurisch, N. Boyle, P. Zimmermann, L. Hicks
Clerk of Scales – R. Hanson
Judge – R. Thomas, G. Tozer, A. Redding
Veterinarian – Dr M. Lenz, Dr K. Caldwell
Swab Attendants – A. Challen, J. Pedofsky
Starter – P. Cousins
Stewards Secretary – W. Ostrofski
Thursday 21 May 2020
Stewards concluded an inquiry into a report made by the QRIC Integrity Investigations Team (IIT) on Sunday 8 March 2020 at the stable of Jan Aitkenhead. It was established that Ms Aitkenhead had a number of non-prescribed S4 products when her registered stables were inspected. Subsequently, Ms Aitkenhead pleaded guilty to a charge under AR252(1), and after hearing submissions stewards fined her the sum of $500.
Stewards concluded an inquiry into a report from the QRIC IIT that on 22 February 2020 trainer Graham Banks rode track work at Oakey Race Club with an unapproved whip. Mr Banks pleaded guilty to a charge under AR132(2)(a) and was fined the sum of $200.
After sustaining an injury at the Gold Coast yesterday, A. Fancourt was examined by the Club doctor after arriving on course and cleared to fulfil her engagement.
As D. Smith was not riding due to being injured, riding replacements were made as per the Stewards Race Day Summary.
Due to an on course police matter following Race 2 it was necessary to reschedule races 3 to 9 as follows:
Race 3 1:20 pm
Race 4 1:50 pm
Race 5 2:25 pm
Race 6 2:55 pm
Race 7 3:35 pm
Race 8 4:10 pm
Race 9 4:42 pm
Race 1: XXXX DRY QTIS 2YO CLASS 3 H'CAP – 1200M
HIGHLAND SON – Began awkwardly. Raced keenly in the early stages.
THE BROTHERHOOD – Bumped on jumping. Held up passing the 250m before altering course to the inside to secure clear running.
SOUL DANCER – Commenced to overrace passing the 800m and had to be steadied away from the heels of HIGHLAND SON. The veterinary surgeon reported that the filly had bled from both nostrils. Trainer D. Forster was advised that the horse will be ineligible to race for 3 months, and prior to starting again must gallop satisfactorily over 1000m in the presence of a steward.
THE SILVER LADY – Held up from the 450m until passing the 250m. Approaching the 100m again had to be shifted wider on the course to avoid the heels of HIGHLAND SON.
Race 2: ASCOT GREEN CLASS 6 PLATE – 1400M
FIRSTHAND – Apprentice J. Huxtable was fined $100 under AR132(7)(a)(ii) for using the whip on 9 occasions prior to the 100m. In determining penalty, stewards took into account apprentice Huxtable’s good record in relation to this rule.
RECKLESS CHOICE – Bumped on jumping.
ENTERPRISE PRINCE – Connections advised that if the horse began well and there was no pace in the race, the intention would be to go forward. The horse was ridden accordingly. After passing the 1200m, when racing outside the leader, commenced to overrace and proved difficult to restrain. A post-race veterinary examination revealed that the horse had sustained lacerations to the lower off hind leg consistent with being galloped on. The veterinary surgeon also reported that the horse had bled from both nostrils. Trainer M. Lakey was advised that the horse will be ineligible to race for 3 months, and prior to starting again must gallop satisfactorily over 1000m in the presence of a steward.
RED CHASE – Clipped the heels of ENTERPRISE PRINCE approaching the 1100m, blundered and shifted in, hampering THY KINGDOM COME. M. McGillivray, the rider of ENTERPRISE PRINCE, pleaded guilty to a charge of careless riding in that near the 1100m he permitted his mount to shift in when insufficiently clear of RED CHASE, resulting in that runner striking the heels of ENTERPRISE PRINCE. M. McGillivray’s licence to ride in races was suspended for 7 days, commencing at midnight Sunday 31 May and expiring at midnight Sunday 7 June 2020.
THY KINGDOM COME – Began awkwardly and shifted in. Hampered passing the 1300m. Passing the 1000m had to be steadied out to avoid the heels of RED CHASE and raced three wide for a short distance before being allowed to stride forward by its rider to obtain the lead passing the 600m.
Race 3: CANADIAN CLUB CLASS 6 H'CAP – 1000M
Prior to the declaration of correct weight T. Marshall, the rider of 2nd placegetter TRUCULENT, viewed the stewards’ footage, following which he advised that he did not wish to lodge an objection against the winner WIRNPA.
Trainer D. Hansen was fined $100 for failing to declare J. Byrne as the rider of BRING IT HOME by the prescribed time.
ROYAL WITNESS – Raced four wide without cover.
BRING IT HOME POP – Began awkwardly. Raced keenly passing the 700m. The veterinary surgeon reported that the gelding had cardiac arrhythmia post-race. Trainer D. Hansen was advised that the horse must trial satisfactorily and he must produce a veterinary clearance, including the results of an ECG, prior to the gelding being permitted to race again.
DESERT MAN – Held up from the 350m until approaching the 200m.
WIRNPA – Raced three wide with cover.
TRUCULENT – Bumped on jumping. Laid in approaching the 300m and a short distance later became awkwardly placed at the heels of WIRNPA, which shifted out to improve.
STELLAR POWER – Raced three wide without cover.
Race 4: TAB BENCHMARK 78 H'CAP – 1800M
JEDAFFAIR – Began awkwardly.
ENDLESS DAYS – Raced three wide without cover.
RED STINA – Slow to begin. Raced three wide without cover throughout.
POLEMIC – Commenced to hang out after passing the 300m, placing the rider at some disadvantage over the final stages. A post-race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.
SEAT OF POWER – Began awkwardly.
DISSOLUTION – Held up for a short distance rounding the home turn.
OCEAN ADDICT – Slow to begin.
SO DAPPER – Commenced to overrace passing the 1600m when in a trailing position and had to be restrained from the heels of DISSOLUTION on a number of occasions. Shifted to a three wide position with cover after passing the 900m.
Race 5: TAB BENCHMARK 78 H'CAP – 1200M
Trainer C. Anderson was fined $100 for failing to declare J. Orman as the rider of STYLISH SAGA by the prescribed time.
TISANI MAGIC – Forced three wide passing the 600m by FORTIFICATION, which shifted out to improve. Forced wider on the course rounding the home turn.
COLPO DI TAMBURO – Had to be eased and shifted wider on the course passing the 1000m to avoid the heels of ELIXIR.
TOTALLY CHARMED – Laid out when being restrained in a midfield position passing the 1000m. Laid out under pressure over the final 200m.
HOLLABACK GIRL – Raced keenly in the early stages when positioned outside the leader and after being crossed approaching the 800m continued to race keenly with cover.
STYLISH SAGA – Began awkwardly. Lost the off fore plate in running.
Race 6: MOET & CHANDON CHAMPAGNE CLASSIC – 1200M
Trainer D. Hansen was fined $100 for failing to declare R. Fradd as the rider of KABOOM by the prescribed time.
WILD RULER – Began awkwardly and then was bumped by ISOTOPE. Laid in when placed under pressure over the final 250m.
BEYLIKS – Raced keenly when in a rearward position with cover.
KUKERACHA – Slow to begin. Raced keenly in the early stages. Raced three wide without cover throughout.
ISOTOPE – Began awkwardly.
Race 7: LEXUS GUNSYND CLASSIC – 1800M
PROFIT – On inquiry it was established that approaching the 1700m PROFIT was eased when crowded for room to the inside of SWING SHIFT, which was carried in slightly by SUPERGIANT. In the circumstances stewards did not believe there was sufficient evidence to warrant a careless riding charge, however, jockey A. Chau, the rider of SUPERGIANT, was advised to take more care when shifting ground in future. The veterinary surgeon reported that the gelding had a slow post-race recovery.
BALLISTIC BOY – Held up approaching the home turn. Had to alter course to the outside of the heels of SUPERGIANT approaching the 100m.
SMART METEOR – Slow to begin. Held up approaching the home turn.
DON’T WAIVER – Overraced in the early stages. Raced wide rounding the home turn.
KINANE – After being fractious in the float whilst en route to the track, the gelding was examined by the veterinary surgeon after arriving on course and found to have minor abrasions to the offside nostril and nearside hip, however, was passed fit to race. Raced wide rounding the home turn. Shifted in for a short distance when placed under pressure passing the 300m before being corrected by its rider.
COULDN’T REFUSE – Raced three wide without cover in the early stages before obtaining cover passing the 1200m.
SWING SHIFT – Crowded for room approaching the 1700m and forced in, tightening PROFIT. Raced three wide without cover throughout.
MONTEZ – Began awkwardly.
INDIAN DREAMER – Slow to begin. Raced three wide with cover.
SKY HORSE – Stewards intend to interview trainer C. Maher regarding the horse’s late arrival on course. A routine pre-race sample was taken from the horse.
BOLD DELAGO – Raced three wide with cover.
Race 8: TAB VICTORY STAKES – 1200M
KEMENTARI – Sat back as the start was effected, then began awkwardly and lost ground. Bumped passing the 700m.
TYZONE – Raced three wide with cover. Bumped passing the 700m.
NICCANOVA – Began awkwardly. Commenced to overrace after passing the 1000m and raced three wide with cover. Laid in under pressure over the final 100m.
VEGA ONE – Fractious in the barriers prior to the start being effected. Raced three wide without cover throughout. A post-race veterinary examination revealed no significant findings.
OUTBACK BARBIE – Laid out under pressure passing the 200m. The veterinary surgeon reported that the mare was kicked whilst in the placegetters’ stall, sustaining a small laceration outside the nearside hock.
Race 9: MITTYS BENCHMARK 72 H'CAP – 1400M
The start of this race was delayed to hold for an interstate event.
Trainer K. Schweida was fined $100 for failing to declare M. McGillivray as the rider of MAGIC FOX by the prescribed time.
MAGIC FOX – Restrained in the early stages in an attempt to find a position with cover just worse than midfield, and after passing the 1000m, when unable to do so, raced three wide without cover.
AMSCHEL – Began awkwardly and lost ground. Raced three wide with cover.
ERRINGHI SPRING – Began awkwardly and shifted out.
SET THE BAR HIGH – Lost the near fore plate in running.
SPENDING MY TIME – Tightened for room shortly after the start between AMSCHEL and ROUND MOUNTAIN GEM and was then restrained to the rear to find a position closer to the rail. Lost both fore plates in running.
TRAIL OF GLORY – Raced three wide with cover.
MYSTIC MIST – Bumped shortly after the start by STORM HARBOUR, crowded for room and lost ground.
ROUND MOUNTAIN GEM – Bumped on jumping. Raced four with without cover.
ELLA DIVINE – Began awkwardly and shifted in.
STORM HARBOUR – Bumped on jumping. Overraced when in a trailing position passing the 1200m and continued to do so passing the 800m.
LOPE FOR JOYA – Began awkwardly and shifted in bumping ROUND MOUNTAIN GEM.
STEWARDS RACE DAY SUMMARY
Summary of action concerning licensees
Race 2. App. J. Huxtable - $100 – excessive use of the whip prior to the 100m – AR132(7)(a)(ii)
Race 3. Tnr. R. Hansen - $100 – late rider declaration – LR67
Race 5. Tnr C. Anderson - $100 – late rider declaration – LR67
Race 6. Tnr. D. Hansen - $100 – late rider declaration – LR67
Race 9. Tnr. K. Schweida - $100 – late rider declaration – LR67
Race 2. M. McGillivray – careless riding - 7 days (m/n 31.5.20 – m/n 7.6.20) – AR131(a)
D. Smith – injured – medical clearance required
Race 7. SKY HORSE – late arrival on track – trainer C. Maher
Summary of action concerning thoroughbred horses
Horses swabbed pre-race
Polemic, Red Stina, Colpo De Tamburo, Elixir, Kaboom, Wild Ruler, Profit, Sky Horse, Swing Shift, Chapter And Verse, Deep Image, Amschel, Bring It Home Pop, Royal Witness, Thy Kingdom Come, Manias, The Silver Lady, Tumbler Ridge, Shijin
Horses swabbed post-race
All winners, Isotope, Ballistic Boy, Niccanova
Race 3. BRING IT HOME POP – cardiac arrhythmia – satisfactory trial, vet clearance including results of ECG – AR20(e)
Race 1. SOUL DANCER – bled both nostrils, 1st time – 3 month bar, 1000m gallop – AR79(4)(b)
Race 2. ENTERPRISE PRINCE – bled both nostrils, 1st time – 3 month bar, 1000m gallop – AR79(4)(b)
Summary of rider changes/Late notifications
Race 1. HIGHLAND SON – R. Maloney
THE SILVER LADY – A. Thompson
Race 3. BRING IT HOME POP – J. Byrne
TRUCULENT – T. Marshall
Race 4. POLEMIC – R. Fradd
Race 5. SHOOTING LOVE – M. McGillivray
PLENTY – J. Bayliss
STYLISH SAGA – J. Orman
Race 6: ROTHFIRE – J. Byrne
KABOOM – R. Fradd
Race 7. BOLD DELAGO – S. Thornton
Race 9. MAGIC FOX – M. McGillivray
STORM HARBOUR – M. Cahill
LOPE FOR JOYA – R. Fradd
Published subject to correction upon revision