ROCKHAMPTON JOCKEY CLUB – TUESDAY 28 NOVEMBER 2017
WEATHER – OVERCAST TRACK RATING – GOOD (4)/GOOD 3 AFTER RACE 1, RETROSPECTIVE TO RACE 1 RAIL – OUT 2.5 METRES ENTIRE.
Chairman of Stewards – Mr. L Collins
Stewards – Mr G Meek, Mr B Nalder & M Heath (Cadet)
Clerk of Scales – W. Welburn
Judge – S. Bryant
Veterinarian - A. Williams
Swab attendants – Mrs Z Newman & Miss N Boyle
Starter- C. Matthews
From Gladstone, Saturday, 25.11.17
Stewards today reconvened an inquiry into jockey C. McIver’s fitness and subsequently being unable to fulfil his engagements on this particular day. Jockey C. McIver pleaded guilty to a charge under Australian Rule of Racing 81(f)(1)(a), in that he did present himself to the races when not physically fit to fulfil the requirements of such activity.
The Stewards noted the following;
• that he did present ill when in the jockeys’ room prior to Race 1
• that he had made admissions that he had consumed alcohol until the early hours of Saturday morning.
• It was noted he was not in excess of the prescribed limit to ride, but alcohol was present in his system.
• As a result he was stood down from riding on this day and
• the 3 horses on which he had declared rides were subsequently scratched.
In determining penalty, Stewards were mindful of his honesty and forthright attitude to the inquiry and his guilty plea. Accordingly, Jockey C. McIver’s licence to ride in races was suspended from midnight, 2 December, and up to 19 December (17 days)
Race 1: FRED SMITH RACING MAIDEN HANDICAP- 1200 Metres
LADY LIGHT – Stewards were advised that M. Murphy was unable to arrive on course for Race 1 and was replaced by Q. Krogh. Jumped in the air and lost some ground at the start.
MAGNUS RULES – Slipped on jumping away and began very awkwardly.
BABY MERLIN – Began awkwardly and unbalanced the rider.
Following this race stewards upgraded the track to a Good 3 retrospective to Race 1.
Race 2: HAIRHOUSE WAREHOUSE ROCKHAMPTON QTIS THREE-YEARS-OLD MAIDEN HANDICAP- 1300 Metres
JOE PALOOKA – The connections of the horse advised that they would like the horse ridden quietly from the barrier if possible. The horse was slow to begin and raced at the rear of the field.
SHE’S UP BEAT – Began very awkwardly. It was observed on return to the enclosure the horse had lost a tooth cap and its off fore plate.
ANNOINTING – Slow to begin and raced erratically in the early stages. A post-race veterinary examination failed to reveal any abnormalities.
GEORGIA FLYER – Slow to begin and raced wide with cover.
BOLD ASSASSIN – Race wide without cover throughout.
Race 3: SA & MJ STEVENS HAY SUPPLIES OPEN HANDICAP- 1050 Metres
SUPREME JET – Began awkwardly.
MIDNIGHT CURFEW – Slow to begin.
DOTHERIGHTTHING – Raced wide until near the 700m.
Race 4: PETER BOODLE QUALITY MEATS BENCHMARK 60 HANDICAP- 1811 Metres
REMISSIO – Raced keenly in the early stages.
AWESOME SIGHT – Raced keenly in the early stages.
OPITON – It was observed that the horse had lost its near hind plate in running.
Race 5: MILNER CONSTRUCTIONS PTY LTD CLASS 3 PLATE- 1200 Metres
OUR LUCKY LUCY – Was fractious in the barriers and required the assistance of attendants. When the start was effected, jumped in the air, severely unbalancing the rider, who was in difficulties in the early stages until regaining his near-side iron near the 1000m. Lost ground as a result of the start.
METEOR’S MAN – Raced wide until near the 700m.
THE BAKER – Jockey J. Stanley reported his mount was inclined to lay in from the 500m. Had difficulty obtaining clear running until near the 200m.
Race 6: CHRISTMAS AT THE RACES SAT 9 DEC RQ SUMMER PROV. SERIES HEAT BM 70 HCP- 1300 Metres
ANNIE’S OUR HERO – Jumped inwards onto the barrier partition and was slow to begin. Shifted out near the 250m to obtain a run and made contact with CRAIGLEA PISTOL.
CRAIGLEA PISTOL – From near the 1050m over raced for a short distance. Bumped near the 250m.
GINGERSNAP – Made contact on jumping away.
SKY BROOK – Made contact at the start.
RIPPIN ‘N’ TEARIN – Raced wide without cover throughout.
RISE TO FAME – Near the 900m had to be eased. SKY BROOK, which was following was steadied from its heels, and EKKLESTONE shifted wider.
SKY BROOK – Steadied near the 900m.
EKKLESTONE – Obliged to shift wider near the 900m.
JUST CALL ME LOUIE- When questioned regarding the performance, particularly in relation to its last start, trainer F. Smith stated that the run over 1600m had flattened the horse and he had given consideration to a spell, however he freshened the horse up and altered its training regime. He added its previous start over 1200m was too short in a race which was run at a faster tempo, where the horse raced wide without cover in a worse than midfield position. In today’s event, with the race run slower, the horse was able to be positioned in a more forward position and the 1300 metres was more suitable.
Race 7: GREAT KEPPEL ISLAND HIDEAWAY KIDS FASHIONS TUES 19 DEC 0-55 HCP- 1400 Metres
SUNRISE GLORY – Declared a late scratching at 4.46 pm on veterinary advice when found to be lame in the off hind leg at the barriers. A veterinary certificate will be required prior to its next race start. The following deductions were applicable:
20 cents in the dollar on the face value of win bets
17 cents in the dollar on the face value of place bets for the win
17 cents in the dollar on the face value of 2nd place bets
17 cents in the dollar on the face value of 3rdd place bets
SIEGE OF ENNIS - Prior to the declaration of correct weight, stewards viewed the available patrol film and sought a statement from the starter to ascertain if there was any reason to have the horse declared a non-runner. After doing so, it was established there was no attendant with the horse, and no other ground which could be considered to declare the horse a non-runner and correct weight was declared. Subsequent to the race, Stewards sought a statement from apprentice A. Sewell. This matter was adjourned to a later date and time. As a precautionary measure, Stewards will require the gelding to have a further barrier certificate prior to its next race start.
GOTTAKEEPTHEFAITH – Jumped out awkwardly at the start, tightening ELLE THE MODEL, which made contact with RESET DANCER, and its rider to be unbalanced.
ELLE THE MODEL – Tightened at the start.
RESET DANCER – Bumped at the start with the rider becoming unbalanced.
SHORTSPRESSO – Over raced in the early stages.
HESSIAN – Began awkwardly.
DANE SLUGGER – Apprentice M. Murphy was fined $200 for use of his whip on more than 5 occasions prior to the 100m.
SOUND INVESTMENT – Stewards will seek an explanation from jockey C. Whiteley regarding his use of the whip prior to the 100 metres.
STEWARDS RACE DAY SUMMARY
Summary of action concerning licensees
From Gladstone, 25.11.17
C McIver – Jockey –17 days suspension – M/n 2.12.17 to m/n 19.12.17 – AR81 F (1)(a)
Race 7. M Murphy – A/jockey – Use whip more than 5 times prior to the 100m – $200 - AR137A
Summary of action concerning thoroughbred horses
All winners, ANA’S IDOL (pre-race urine), PARADIS IMPERIAL, RISE TO FAME.
Race 7. Siege Of Ennis – Stood Flat-footed and slow to begin. Barrier certificate – AR8(t)
Sunrise Glory – Lame off hindleg – Vet. Clearance – AR8(t)
Race 7. Re use of whip by jockey C. Whiteley (Sound Investment)
Race 7. Sunrise Glory – 4.46 pm
Summary of rider changes/Late notifications
Race 1- LADY LIGHT- App Q Krogh replaced App M Murphy (unable to arrive prior to Race 1)