ROCKHAMPTON JOCKEY CLUB – THURSDAY, 3rd MARCH, 2016
WEATHER – OVERCAST TRACK RATING – SOFT 5/ GOOD 4 RETROSPECTIVELY FOLLOWING Race 5
RAIL – OUT 6.5 METRES ENTIRE COURSE
Chairman of Stewards – Mr. L Collins
Stewards –Mr B.Nalder, E. Barron & B. Cooke (Cadet)
Clerk of Scales – W. Welburn
Judge – I. Schultz
Veterinarian- B. Newman
Swab attendant – E. Hodges
Starter- M. Henderson/ C. Matthews
Stewards Secretary - B. Palmer
SUPPLEMENTARY REPORT: Rockhampton 18th February 2016
Race 5: XXXX Gold Handicap
Trainer J. McConachy reported to stewards that FAST FOCUS would now be spelled.
Race 6: Capricorn Yearling Sale Racing Carnival 2016 Class 5 Handicap
Stewards questioned trainer C. Thompson regarding the apparent improved performance of the COURTZIG. Mr Thompson explained that he was confident that the drop back in distance and the fact that the horse was ridden suit were contributing factors to the improved performance today.
Race 1: Regional Insurance Brokers (CQ) Pty Ltd QTIS 2YO Handicap - 1100 metres
1st SECURITY BELLE 2nd OVERLOAD 3rd CHEEKY RED 4th - MISS SCHIFFER
BAYSIDE BANDIT - Made contact with another runner shortly after the start.
SECURITY BELLE - Contacted by another runner shortly after the start.
CHEEKY RED - Shifted out at the start and lost some ground then raced 3 wide for the majority of the event.
Race 2: Diplock Collision Repair Centre Class 6 Plate - 1300 metres
1st OKAY SWIFT 2nd OUTBACK LIGHTNING 3rd OUR NEDDY BOY 4th - LOGICAL OUTCOME
Trainer D. Schultz was fined $100 under A.R. 59A for presenting LOGICAL OUTCOME without the Document of Description.
LOGICAL OUTCOME - Held up for clear running in the early part of the straight and was unable to secure a run until near the 200 metres.
Apprentice G. Mitchell was reprimanded under A.R. 137A for using her whip on OKAY SWIFT on two more occasions than is permitted and once consecutively.
Jockey A. Butler was fined $300 under A.R. 137A for using his whip on OUR NEDDY BOY on more than 5 occasions prior to the 100 metres.
Race 3: Channel 7 BM 65 Handicap - 1600 metres
1st CLEANSING ALE 2nd - HUNTER ISLAND 3rd MACHO TYCOON 4th - PULSAR
PULSAR – A little slow to begin.
CLEANSING ALE - Near the 1200 metres over-raced for a short distance.
Jockey A. Lawrence was reprimanded under A.R. 137A for using his whip on RADIANT JOY 1 more time than is permitted by the rule.
Apprentice J. Oliver was fined $200 under A.R. 137A for using his whip on HUNTER ISLAND 3 times more than is permitted by the rule.
Race 4: 990 4RO Maiden Handicap - 1200 metres
1st - FLY ONCE MORE 2nd - OUR LUCKY LUCY - 3rd - DYNAMIC EMBRACE 4th - ITTY GITTY
Stewards considered an objection lodged by Apprentice Q Krogh, the rider of ITTY GITTY which finished 4th, against OUR LUCKY LUCY (Jockey A. Lawrence) being declared 2nd, alleging interference by that runner. After taking evidence from the parties involved, viewing the official patrol films and taking into account their own observations stewards found that any interference caused by OUR LUCKY LUCY to ITTY GITTY did not exceed the margin of three-quarters of a length between the two runners at the finish. In the circumstances the protest was dismissed and the placings ordered to stand. At a subsequent inquiry Jockey A. Lawrence pleaded guilty to a charge of careless riding under A.R. 137(a) in that he allowed his mount to shift inwards when insufficiently clear of ITTY GITTY, which had to be checked and lost its rightful running. Jockey Lawrence was suspended from riding in races for a period of 11 days.
ITTY GITTY - Began awkwardly and lost some ground. Laid in near the 400 metres. Over the concluding stages, had to be checked and lost its rightful running.
FORTUNE MASCOT - Raced wide without cover throughout.
Leaving the 500 metres DIZZI LIZZI (Jockey S. Sheargold) laid in, and when corrected shifted outwards and caused CELTIC SPELL (Jockey D. Hayse), which laid in across the heels of DIZZI LIZZI when attempting a tight run to his inside, to be checked. ROCKCHESTA (Jockey N. Day), which was following, had to shift out to avoid the heels of CELTIC SPELL. Jockey S. Sheargold was told to exercise more care in similar circumstances.
Stewards inquired into an incident that occurred approaching the winning post. It was established that DYNAMIC EMBRACE (Jockey A. Allen) raced tight to the inside of FLY ONCE MORE (Jockey C. McIver) and laid in over the final few strides and the rider attempted to relieve the pressure on THAT'S WOODY (Jockey A. Coome), which was tightened for room and had to be checked. Stewards were of the opinion that runners forward and to the outside of DYNAMIC EMBRACE had prevented him relieving that pressure and did not take action against any rider.
Race 5: DC Motors QTIS 3YO Handicap - 1100 metres
1st DUAN OSCAR 2nd EMBRACE THE PAIN 3rd POWER ON HARRY 4th - KING MAX
Prior to the race trainer N. Vagg advised stewards that he had some concerns regarding SHIGZAG. The gelding was examined by the Club's veterinary surgeon, who reported that it had some swelling in its near hind leg, however was not displaying any lameness and was cleared to take its place in the field. A post-race veterinary examination revealed that there was some bruising to the nearside of its mouth and was mildly lame in the near foreleg.
SHROUDED - The start was delayed when the filly's near fore plate had to be replaced. Raced wide throughout.
LUCKY CLOVER - Began awkwardly and hampered another runner.
ATLANTIS CITY - Hampered at the start.
EMBRACE THE PAIN - Rider reported that his mount was inclined to hang out throughout.
OUR BOY HOUDINI - Raced wide throughout.
Following the running of this race the track rating was upgraded to Good 4 retrospectively.
Race 6: XXXX Gold Open Handicap - 1200 metres
1st- COURT CLOWN 2nd - KUAIMA 3rd- TESTASCANA 4th - MARINA SANDS
MISHANI GLADIATOR - Made contact with another runner on jumping.
NEVZLIN - Contacted by another runner on jumping.
MARINA SANDS - Was inclined to hang out in the middle stages.
Race 7: Butler Partners (Regional) Pty Ltd Class 1 Handicap - 1200 metres
1st - DOUBLE DRAMA 2nd - MYSTIC LAD 3rd - FUKU RIU 4th - WESTBURY ROAD
WESTBURY ROAD - Slow to begin, raced ungenerously and lost some ground.
MYSTIC LAD - Began awkwardly.
Near the 900 metres MYSTIC LAD (Apprentice K. Aho) shifted in, resulting in DOUBLE DRAMA having to be steadied. Apprentice Aho was advised to exercise greater care.
THE EUNUCH – Near the 900 metres, had to be eased from the heels of TARA'S RANSOM, which shifted in slightly.
WEREMEMBERZENNETH - Approaching the 200 metres steadied off the heels of the tiring DRAGSTER. Raced wide with cover.
DRAGSTER - Raced wide without cover.
I EXCEED - Raced wide without cover.
TARA'S RANSOM - Lost its off hind plate in running.
Jockey A. Butler pleaded guilty to a charge under A.R. 137A in that he used his whip on FUKU RIU on 4 more occasions than is permitted under the rule. Jockey Butler was fined $600.
STEWARDS RACE DAY SUMMARY
Summary of action concerning licensees
Trainer D. Schultz - $100 : Present LOGICAL OUTCOME without document of description (A.R. 59A).
Jockey A. Butler - Use of whip on OUR NEDDY BOY (5 more than permitted) $300
App. J. Oliver - Use of whip on HUNTER ISLAND (3 more than permitted)- $200
Jockey A. Butler - Use of whip on FUKU RIU (4 more than permitted) - $600
M. Barnham- Personal reasons.
App. G. Mitchell - Use of whip (A.R.137A) 2 times more than permitted and once consecutively..
RACE 3: Jockey A. Lawrence - Use of whip on RADIANT JOY 1 more stroke than permitted (A.R.137A)
RACE 4: Jockey A. Lawrence - careless riding (A.R. 137a) - 11 days
Race 4: 4th (ITTY GITTY, (Apprentice Q. Krogh) v. 2nd (OUR LUCKY LUCY, (Jockey A. Lawrence) - dismissed.
Summary of action concerning thoroughbred horses
Summary of rider changes/Late notifications
RACE 4: FLY ONCE MORE - Jockey C. McIver replaced Jockey M. Barnham (indisposed)
RACE 7: DOUBLE DRAMA- Jockey D Simmons replaced M. Barnham