QUEENSLANDRACING INTEGRITY COMMISSION
EMERALD JOCKEY CLUB – MONDAY 9 MARCH 2020
WEATHER – OVERCAST
TRACK RATING – GOOD 4
SOFT 7 @ 2.02 PM
RAIL – TRUE
PENETROMETER – N/A
Chairman of Stewards – J. Adams
Stewards – T. Hudson, C. Allison, F. Hartford & E. Suli (Cadet)
Clerk of Scales – W. Welburn
Judge – S. Bryant
Veterinarian – Dr S. Goodwin
Swab Attendants – N. Boyle
Starter – R. Hanson
From Mackay race meeting Tuesday 3 March 2020 – Race 3 Trainer T. Cook reported that after initially advising DANDY PRINCESS would be spelled, the filly had pulled up well from its disappointing run and after receiving positive blood work, it is now his intention to continue on with DANDY PRINCESS’ current campaign.
From Rockhampton race meeting Monday 5 March 2020 – Race 1 Stewards concluded an adjourned inquiry into the whip use of Jockey T Chambers on COMMANDER’S WATCH. Jockey T Chambers pleaded guilty to a charge of excessive use of the whip in that she used her whip on 12 occasions prior to the 100m and 4 occasions in the final 100m. Jockey T. Chambers license to ride in races was suspended for a period of 4 days to commence midnight Tuesday 17 March to conclude midnight Saturday 21 March 2020.
As H. English was not riding at today’s meeting due to transport difficulties, riding replacements were made as per the stewards Race Day Summary.
On arrival on course, stewards became concerned with multiple patches of grass that had become effected by grubs creating dead patches on the racing line around the entire track. Stewards inspected the areas with a delegation of senior riders and agreed that the track was in a safe condition to race but downgraded the track to a Soft 7.
Acting on a report from the Integrity Investigations Team, Stewards interviewed Trainer K Miller in relation to him being in possession of a syringe in his horse float. Mr Miller advised stewards that the syringe had not been used and had been in his float without his knowledge for some time, which was consistent with no liquid being present. Stewards were satisfied that the syringe had not been used but ordered all horses transported on the float to be sampled and the syringe was seized for analyses. Trainer K Miller pleaded guilty to a charge under AR251(1)(b)(i) in that he had in his possession a syringe in his horse float that could be used to administer a prohibited substance and was fined $400.
All sixteen (16) riders were breathalysed prior to taking their first ride of the day. All returned negative.
Race 1: WOODS TIRE SERVICE MAIDEN H’CAP – 1200M
The start of this race was delayed due to the late scratching of MORENITA that required veterinary assistance. Due to the indefinite delay, as the remainder of the field had proceeded to the barriers, all runners were directed to return to the mounting enclosure. Due to the lengthy delay race 1 was rescheduled to start at 1.57pm. All runners were examined pre race by the veterinarian and were passed fit to start.
DONKEY KONG – Jumped away awkwardly. Rider reported that his mount failed to handle the soft going and failed to travel at any stage of the race. A post race veterinary examination failed to reveal any abnormalities.
MORENITA – Dislodged its rider when leaving the mounting yard and galloped through the mounting yard gate. On examination by the veterinary surgeon was found to have severed all tendons in the near hind limb and as such was humanely euthanised.
On announcement of correct weight stewards ordered that all monies invested on MORENITA be refunded with the following deductions to apply to successful wagers placed prior to 1.22pm
5 cents in the dollar for the win #6
6 cents in the dollar for place of winner #6
12 cents in the dollar for second place #3
JINGAS – Underwent a pre race veterinary examination after not competing in the past 12 months and was passed fit to race. Jumped away awkwardly. A post race veterinary examination revealed a poor post race recovery.
BRITZEL – Jumped away awkwardly.
Due to the delay with race 1 all races were rescheduled with race 2 to run at 2.35, race 3 at 3.15pm, race 4 at 4.00pm, race 5 at 4.40pm, race 6 at 5.15pm and race 7 at 5.45pm.
Race 2: WATTS CATERING QTIS 3-Y-O MAIDEN H'CAP – 1000M
SNOWY RIVER – Shifted in abruptly shortly after jumping away. Raced wide without cover throughout the event.
LAND THE CROWN – Jumped away awkwardly. Raced wide without cover throughout the event.
MAN WITH ATTITUDE – Slow to begin. Rider reported that her mount raced greenly throughout the event.
THE OTHER FELLA – Rider reported that his mount failed to handle the soft going and raced green throughout. A post race veterinary examination failed to reveal any abnormalities.
DIRT RICH - Was a late scratching on veterinary advice at 1.22pm after dislodging its rider en route to the barriers and galloped a significant distance.
On announcement of correct weight stewards ordered that all monies invested on DIRT RICH be refunded with the following deductions to apply to successful wagers placed prior to 2.32pm
1 cent in the dollar for the win #13
2 cents in the dollar for place of winner #13
2 cents in the dollar for second place #3
2 cents in the dollar for third place #8
THE BEAT – Hampered on jumping away. Raced ungenerously for several strides shortly after jumping away.
CHILLI PRAWN – Hampered on jumping away. Held up for clear running on entering the home straight till approaching the 200m. A post race veterinary examination revealed the gelding had lost both hind plates in running.
MISS DAISY – Jumped away awkwardly and shifted in abruptly.
SPALLINA – Raced wide without cover throughout the event.
Race 3: HIGHLANDS ENVIRONMENTAL BENCHMARK 60 H'CAP – 1300M
LUNAR SPIN – After being crossed by ROCK‘N’ROLL BOBBY in the vicinity of the 800m began to race ungenerously and had to be restrained on a number of occasions. A post race veterinary examination failed to reveal any abnormalities.
BROKEN FINGER – In the vicinity of the 900m had to be restrained to avoid the heels of TRIDACNA which shifted in when insufficiently clear. Apprentice E Smith, rider of TRIDACNA, pleaded guilty to a charge of careless riding under AR131(a). Her license to ride in races was suspended for a period of 7 days, to commence midnight Saturday 14 March to conclude midnight Saturday 21 March 2020.
RED WEDDING – Jumped away awkwardly and shifted out abruptly. Overraced in the early and middle stages. Raced wide without cover throughout.
ACHILLES PRIDE – In the vicinity of the 900m was inconvenienced when having to avoid the heels of BROKEN FINGER which had to be restrained.
ROCK’N’ROLL BOBBY – Laid out under pressure in the home straight.
Race 4: QUARRIES OF QUEENSLAND BENCHMARK 55 H'CAP – 1615M
LENNON’S PADDOCK – Raced wide throughout.
HULK HENRY – Underwent a pre race veterinary examination which revealed minor lacerations to the near hind fetlock. Was passed fit to start.
SIEGE OF ENNIS – Slow to begin. Held up for clear running for a short distance passing the 200m and had to be shifted in to improve.
Race 5: KORN’S BOBCAT & TIPPER HIRE CLASS 4 PLATE – 1100M
FLEWSHOT – Jumped away awkwardly and as a result was slow into stride.
WALK THE TALK – In the vicinity of the 400m became awkwardly placed on the heels of BESTERS and shifted wider to improve hampering EARL OF FORDYCE. Jockey A Sewell, rider of WALK THE TALK, was reminded of his obligations to be clear when shifting ground in future.
EARL OF FORDYCE – In the vicinity of the 900m had to be steadied when racing in restricted room. Overraced in the early and middle stages. In the vicinity of the 400m was hampered and carried wider by WALK THE TALK. Laid in under pressure in the home straight.
SLAYDEM – Jumped away awkwardly.
BESTERS – Laid in under pressure in the home straight.
Race 6: NUGGET TURNBULL BOOKMAKER OPEN H'CAP – 1000M
PALLADIAN – Slow into stride.
CYCLONE FUGITIVE – Raced wide throughout.
GENDEBIEN – Slow to begin
SMOOTH HUSTLER – Slow to begin. Raced wide throughout.
ABSOLUTE BONZA – In the vicinity of the 800m had to be restrained after improving onto the heels of FOUR EXCEL.
BOUND TO ME – Slow to begin. Laid in under pressure over the concluding stages.
Race 7: PATRICK’S REFRIGERATION RATING 0-55 H'CAP – 1000M
BELZU – Laid out under pressure in the straight.
YOKAI – In the vicinity of the 200m shifted out and away from YOKAI which laid out under pressure in the straight.
CLIFTON COUNTY – Carried wider in the straight by YOKAI which laid out under pressure.
STEWARDS RACE DAY SUMMARY
Summary of action concerning licensees
General K. Miller – Trainer – AR251(1)(b)(i) – possession of a syringe in float - $400.
Race 2 E. Smith – Jockey - careless riding – AR131(a) – 7 days - from m.night 14.3.20 to m.night 21.3.20.
From Rockhampton 5.3.20
Race 1 T. Chambers – Jockey – Excess whip use – AR132(7)(a)(ii) – 4 days – from m.night 17.3.20 to m.night 21.3.20
H English – Transport difficulties.
Summary of action concerning thoroughbred horses
Horses swabbed pre-race
Paper Talk, Britzel, Chilli Prawn, Miss Daisy, Time Out, Plain ‘N’ Simple, Jars, Flewshot, Slaydem, No Finer Jet, Absolute Bonza, Belzu, Bonny’s Treasure.
Horses swabbed post-race
Summary of rider changes/Late notifications
Race 1 MISS DAISY – A Sewell
Race 3 PLAIN ‘N’ SIMPLE – E Macpherson
Race 6 PALLADIAN – A Butler
Race 7 CLIFTON COUNTY – A Butler
Race 1. MORENITA – 1:22 pm
Race 2. DIRT RICH – 2:32 pm
Published subject to correction upon revision