ROCKHAMPTON JOCKEY CLUB – SATURDAY 12TH DECEMBER, 2015
WEATHER – OVERCAST TRACK RATING – GOOD (4)
RAIL – OUT 5 METRES ENTIRE
Chairman of Stewards – Mr L. Collins
Stewards – Mr G. Meek, Mr D. Macklyn & B. Cooke (Cadet)
Clerk of Scales – W. Welburn
Judge – I. Schultz
Veterinarian- Ms B. Newman
Swab attendant – E. Hodges
Starter - M. Henderson/ C. Matthews
Stewards Secretary - B. Palmer
EMERALD, 21st November 2015
Stewards investigated Trainer J. Manzelmann's scratching of MANZANITA from its engagement. Subject to any further submissions, a fine of $200 will be imposed under A.R. 114 for failing to scratch the horse by the prescribed time, which resulted in an emergency failing to obtain a start.
ROCKHAMPTON, Thursday 3rd December 2015
Stewards inquired into BOOMTOWN BOY leading in the event. Trainer T. Button explained that his instructions were to ride the gelding positively and be positioned where comfortable. Mr Button said that these instructions were similar to those give at its previous starts however in races with more pace. Jockey Butler explained that the horse began well and due to the lack of early pace he pushed the gelding along for a short distance at which time it obtained the lead.
Trainer T. Button informed stewards that ITHAKOS had pulled up without any abnormalities becoming apparent, however it will now be sent for a spell.
Stewards addressed with Trainer Z Hohn the condition of the hind race plates on FEELIN THE HEAT. After consideration of her explanation and the circumstances, Stewards reiterated to Ms Zohn that race plates must be in a condition fit for racing.
Race 1: Inspirations Paint QTIS 2YO Handicap - 1050 metres
1st SAYROTHY 2nd CRAIGLEA EVELYN 3rd CRAIGLEA AMITY 4th - REDAQUA
Prior to the race stable representative S. Johnson advised stewards that CRAIGLEA AMITY (App. N. Vuille) and CRAIGLEA EVELYN (D. Evans) may have been affected by a virus. Public announcements were made to that effect.
REDAQUA - Contacted by another runner on jumping.
CRAIGLEA BARINA - Made contact with another runner on jumping. Took a number of awkward strides shortly after the start. A warning will be placed on the filly's racing manners.
CRAIGLEA AMITY - Began awkwardly and shifted in onto another runner.
CRAIGLEA IMPREZA - Bumped by another runner at the start.
CRAIGLEA ODYSSEY - Raced wide without cover throughout.
Race 2: Patlaw Securities Maiden Plate - 1400 metres
1st APPLAUSE A STAR 2nd FEELIN' THE HEAT 3rd SHOWEMFLASH 4th - FRANKY COLD MEDINA
FEELIN' THE HEAT - Jockey A. Butler was fined $200 under A.R. 137A for using his whip 8 times over the permissible limit prior to the 100 metres and once consecutively.
FOXIE SOCKCEE - Bounded in the air at the start.
SUNSHINY GIRL - A little slow to begin. Apprentice N. Vuille was fined $100 under A.R. 137A on 2 occasions more than the permissible number.
FRANKY COLD MEDINA - A little slow to begin.
Race 3: Russell O’Mara (Bacardi Rum) Class 6 Plate - 1100 metres
1st COURT CLOWN 2nd FAST FOCUS 3rd HUNCHA DUNCHA 4th - BASHAN
CLEANSING ALE - Knuckled on jumping and then began awkwardly.
BASHAN - Slow to begin.
Race 4: Wendy Mulry Travel Class 3 Plate - 1200 metres
1st MASSIVE ATTACK 2nd KLISSTRA 3rd DANE CHEVAL 4th - BERNIN LOOSE
BERNIN LOOSE - After being placed in the barriers broke through, was immediately restrained, examined by the Veterinary Surgeon and cleared to take its place in the field.
MISS NIMBLE - Slow to begin.
DANE CHEVAL - Bounded in the air at the start.
GEMINI KING - Slow to begin.
THEFORCEBEWITHYOU - On returning to the enclosure it was observed that the gelding had bled. As the horse had been immediately removed from the race course, a post-race veterinary inspection on its return confirmed it had bled from both nostrils. Accordingly, it would be barred from racing for 3 months under A.R. 53A, and then only after a satisfactory gallop of at least 1000 metres in the presence of a steward. Stewards will inquire into the reasons the horse was taken off course immediately following the race.
Following the race it was observed that App. N. Vuille had ridden MASSIVE ATTACK without wearing a safety vest. App. Vuille subsequently pleaded guilty to a charge under A.R. 118C (c) and was fined $500. Prior to the declaration of correct weight, Stewards ascertained that there was no discrepancy in the weight the horse had carried.
Race 5: Rockhampton Jockey Club Christmas Cup BenchMark 60 Handicap - 1824 metres
1st HOSILE OWNERS 2nd PRICELESS HEART 3rd CURLEY GREY 4th - GUNDY STORM
GUNDY STORM - Prior to the declaration of correct weight trainer T. Cook viewed the patrol films to determine whether to lodge an objection against PRICELESS HEART being declared 2nd on the grounds of whip use. Given the margin of a quarter of a length between the runners at the finish, Mr Cook elected not to lodge an objection, and correct weight was declared. Jockey D. Evans was fined $100 under A.R. 137A for using his whip on GUNDY STORM on 3 occasions more than the permissible number.
PRICELESS HEART - The start was delayed when the gelding reared in the barriers and became momentarily cast, was removed from the barriers, examined by the veterinary surgeon and cleared to start. A further warning will be placed on the barrier manners of PRICELESS HEART. App. N. Summers was fined $100 under A.R. 137A for using her whip on PRICELESS HEART 7 times more than the permissible number. Stewards took into account App. Summers' good record in relation to whip offences.
PATENT PENDING - Removed from the barriers, examined by the veterinary surgeon and cleared to take its place in the field. Pulled hard in the middle stages. Trainer B. Crear informed stewards that the gelding will now be sent for a spell.
HOSTILE OWNERS - Raced 3 wide without cover throughout, and lost its off fore plate in running.
CURLEY GREY - Slow into stride.
Race 6: Garrards Horse & Hound @ Callaghan Park Opening 14 Dec QTIS 3YO Maiden Handicap - 1200 metres
1st - COOL DRAFTS 2nd - ARGENTINA 3rd - SWEET MARCIA 4th - REDMIA
COOL DRAFTS - Slow to begin.
SEACITY - Slow to begin, then raced wide without cover throughout. Jockey T. O'Hara reported that her mount raced greenly in the home straight. It was observed that in the early stages the filly commenced to lay in and from the 200 metres hung in and was unable to be fully tested.
AFRICAN BEATS - Began awkwardly. Near the 900 metres, and again near the 800 metres, laid in and had to be steadied from the heels of another runner.
SLIP RAIL - Slow to begin, shifted out, then raced wide without cover for the majority of the race. Jockey Coome reported that his mount hung out badly in the latter stages of the event.
I EXCEED - Jockey J. Stanley reported that his mount was not suited by the pace of the race and near the 600 metres was eased from the heels of BAGGER MUSCLES and was held up in the early part of the home straight, until near the 300 metres.
Race 7 McGrath Estate Agents/Rton- Cap Coast Class 1 Handicap - 1100 metres
1st - CHEERING 2nd - LUCIFER'S ANGEL 3rd - FLYING SIREN 4th - MAXADRAMA
SOLO SOPRANO - Slow to begin.
FLYING SIREN - At the start jumped in onto RESET OUR WORLD, which was taken in onto WOLF HUNTER, resulting in SOLO SOPRANO being further hampered. Near the 800 metres FLYING SIREN was steadied from the heels of WOLF HUNTER.
WOLF HUNTER - Near the 800 metres laid in and caused SOLO SOPRANO to be eased.
Prior to the declaration of correct weight Jockey D. Evans, the rider of LUCIFER'S ANGEL which finished 2nd, viewed the patrol films to determine whether to lodge an objection against CHEERING being declared 1st. It was observed that near the 400 metres LUCIFER'S ANGEL was momentarily held up for clear running. Jockey Evans elected not to proceed with an objection.
STEWARDS RACE DAY SUMMARY
Summary of action concerning licensees
Trainer J. Manzelmann $200:Fail to scratch by prescribed time (A.R.114) - Emerald 21.11.15.
RACE 2: Jockey A. Butler $200 - use of whip 8 times more than permitted (AR 137A)
App. N. Vuille $100 - Use of whip 2 more than permitted. (AR 137A)
Race 4 App. N. Vuille $500 – Rode MASSIVE ATTACK without wearing safety vest (AR 118C(c))
Race 5 Jockey D. Evans $100 - use of whip 3 more times than permitted (A.R.137A)
App. N Summers- $100- use of whip 7 times more than permitted (AR 137A)
Summary of action concerning thoroughbred horses
Race 1 CRAIGLEA BARINA - Warning on racing manners.
Race 5- PRICELESS HEART= Warning- Fractious in barrier
Bleeder - RACE 4: THEFORCEBEWITHYOU. Barred 3 months.
Summary of rider changes/Late notifications
Race 3 COURT CLOWN- A. Coome
Race 4 GEMINI KING- A. Coome
Race 7 RESET OUR WORLD- A. Coome