Stewards Report

Gympie Turf Club

Gympie Country

Sat 07 Mar Good

Rail

True

Track

Sand
Good Pen Not available

Nil

Nil

Fine

Track conditions update: 12:09AM Sunday 08 March
Last Track Rating Update: Finalised 7/3 - 7:45am

Nominations

Tue 03/03/20 11:00am

Weights

Wed 04/03/20 12:00am

Acceptances

Thu 05/03/20 10:00am

Riders

Thu 05/03/20 01:00pm

Scratchings

Sat 07/03/20 07:45am

Late Nominations

Races: 1, 4

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.

QUEENSLAND RACING INTEGRITY COMMISSION

STEWARDS REPORT


GYMPIE RACE CLUB – SATURDAY 7th MARCH 2020


WEATHER – FINE TRACK - SAND
RAIL – TRUE

OFFICIALS

Chairman of Stewards – P McLean
Stewards – L Hicks, W Moore
Judge – P Chilton
Veterinarian – Dr P Agnew
Starter – G Honeywell
Scales Clerk – Stewards
Swab Official – J Compton



GENERAL

Due to inclement weather predicted, Stewards altered the race program times and ran races 2, 3, 4 and 5 earlier to ensure completion of the meeting.



Race 1: GYMPIE MOTOR GROUP SUBARU HYBRID Maiden Plate 1170m

THE ORANGE MUPPET – Began awkward and shifted out abruptly taking DATAI out onto MS ORBITAL SPIRIT resulting in MS ORBITAL SPIRIT being crowded losing considerable ground.

CAMPUS BELL – Slow to begin.

MS ORBITAL SPIRIT – Lost considerable ground shortly after the start when crowded for room. Raced wide rounding the home turn.

LITTLE MISS ADDI – Jockey S. Sweeney reported the filly resented the kickback.

DATAI – Jockey M. Crawford was reprimanded under AR 132(7)(a)(ii) for excessive use of the whip.





Race 2: G.J. GARDNER HOMES GYMPIE Class B Handicap 1170m

MOMENTUM GLORY – Bumped at the start, raced wide the entire.

ANGEL OF LEON – Saddle shifted shortly after the start.

ROCKSHORE – Raced 3 wide the entire.

MISTA MAYBE – Placed in restricted room passing the 600m for a short distance and had to be momentarily steadied, raced wide for the majority. Jockey R Faehr was fined $100 under AR 132(7)(a)(ii) for excessive use of the whip prior to the 100m.

JESSINA - Returned to scale with blood in its nearside nostril. Trainer J. Walk was advised the mare must gallop 1000m in the presence of a steward prior to racing again - AR79(8).
Jockey K.Gates was fined $200 under AR 132(7)(a)(ii) for excessive use of the whip prior to the 100m.




Race 3: HARVEY NORMAN ELECTRICAL BENCHMARK 50 Handicap 850m

GYPSEY TAP – As the start was affected sat back on the gates, which resulted in the mare being slowly away.

CHEVYS DESIRE – Slow to begin.

MISS ZINZIN – Leaving the 500m the saddle shifted placing its rider at a disadvantage.

MAGIC PANTHER – Raced wide the entire.

FIRST BID – Raced wide the entire.

STAR PAINTER - Raced wide the entire. Trainer K Afford was fined $100 under AR 106(1) for negligence in saddling in that he presented STAR PAINTER to the saddling enclosure without its lead bag. In assessing penalty stewards took into account Mr Afford’s immediate admissions, forthright evidence, his guilty plea and good record regarding breaches of this rule.




Race 4: COOLOOLA FOOD SERVICE BENCHMARK 65 Handicap 1030m

WALSHIE – Blundered shortly after the start and lost ground.

SIP SIP SIP – Began awkwardly and lost ground.

HOURGLASS TIME – Slow to begin.

EIGHT OVER – Raced 3 wide until the 350m.

Race 5: THE PUMP HOUSE BENCHMARK 55 Handicap 1470M

ELUSIVE ELEMENT – Slow to begin, caught wide until the 850m.

IF BY CHANCE – Slow to begin, raced wide the entire.

STORMBORN ANGEL – Rider reported the mare didn’t handle the track conditions.




STEWARDS RACE DAY SUMMARY


Summary of action concerning licensees

Reprimands
Race 1. Maurice Crawford – Jockey – Excessive whip use prior 100m – AR 132(7)(a)(ii)

Suspensions
NIL

Fines
Race 2. Kelly Gates – Jockey – Excessive whip use prior 100m - $200 – AR 132(7)(a)(ii)
Race 2. Robert Faehr – Jockey – Excessive whip use prior 100m - $100 – AR 132(7)(a)(ii)
Race 3. Kym Afford – Trainer - Negligence in saddling - $100 - AR 106(1)


Summary of action concerning thoroughbred horses

Horses swabbed pre-race
Angel of Leon

Horses swabbed post-race
All winners

Warnings/bars
Race 2 - JESSINA – Bled one nostril – Gallop 1000m in the presence of a steward – AR 79(8)


Summary of rider changes/Late notifications
NIL


Late scratching’s
NIL


Published subject to correction upon revision