QUEENSLAND RACING INTEGRITY COMMISSION
Race Day Stewards Report
Aquis Park Thoroughbreds
Date: Saturday 6 July 2019
Track: Heavy 10
Rail: Out 4m 1400-W/Post, 2.5m Remainder
Stewards Panel: P. Zimmermann (Chairman), G. Lane, L. Hicks, P. Reardon
Officials: Dr. G. Silvestri (Veterinarian), J. Robinson (Clerk of Scales), S. McMahon (Judge), S. Andrews, K. Watson (Starters), K. Kilpatrick, A. Rayward (Swab Officials), S. Rolls (Secretary)
Prior to the running of Race 3 Stewards and a delegation of senior riders reinspected a section of track near the crossing at the 1600m and also a section of track near the 800m. Whilst Stewards and riders were satisfied to proceed with the remainder of the program safety concerns were held for the safety of riders and horses near the crossing. Stewards acting under the provision of AR21(f)(ii) amended the distance of Race 6 from 1800m to 1400m in order to avoid the worse section of the track. All trainers in Race 6 were satisfied to compete at the reduced distance and an announcement was made to this effect.
Race 1 – USG BORAL Maiden Handicap – 1800m
As G. Colless was overweight Stewards permitted D. Griffin to be substituted as the rider of MISS FRASER. Jockey Colless was fined $300.
PRINCE HUSSON – Slow into stride. Inclined to lay in over the final 300m. Lost an off fore plate in running.
SWEET WILLIAM – Raced wide before obtaining a rearward position near the 900m.
Jockey A. Allen (KAZ BAR RUBY) was fined $200 for excessive use of the whip prior to the 100m.
Race 2 – EMROCK BUILDING SUPPLIES QTIS 2YO Handicap – 900m
EXPLORATION – Shifted in shortly after the start and momentarily tightened GLOBAL VENTURE.
GLOBAL VENTURE – Tightened for a stride shortly after jumping and raced greenly thereafter. Raced wide throughout.
TO DEM WITH LOVE – Slow into stride and lost ground.
SHE’S LEAVEN – Slow into stride.
MYSTERIOUS LADY – Slow into stride.
DIYOSA – Slow into stride.
TOFFIE LADY – Raced wide throughout.
Race 3 – BAYSIDE PLASTERBOARD BenchMark 65 Handicap – 900m
SPLASH OF CRISTAL – Underwent a veterinary examination after kicking out in the gates and was passed fit to start. Inclined to lay in in the home straight.
OUR BOY BEN – Slow into stride.
COMMANDEERING – Inclined to lay in near the 200m before being corrected by its rider.
LADY MCCABE – Inclined to lay in throughout.
Race 4 – NORTH AUSTRALIAN CONTRACTING Maiden Plate – 1400m
DEBONAIR DES – Fractious in the gates.
COLLISION – Tightened between runners on jumping and lost ground.
STYLISH LOVER – Bumped heavily on the hind quarters on jumping and lost ground. Raced three wide with cover throughout.
BAY SHOT – Began awkwardly and shifted out.
NOBLE THOUGHT – Began awkwardly and shifted in. Raced three wide with cover throughout. Bumped on the hind quarters rounding the home turn. Inclined to lay in under pressure over the final 300m.
HUGS ‘N’ KISSES – Slow into stride and lost ground.
MONSUN SOLDIER – Put in an awkward stride near the 700m. Held up for clear running approaching the home turn and when attempting to ease wider on the track bumped with NOBLE THOUGHT. Raced three wide with cover throughout.
DEGRADGRA – Made the home turn very wide.
FALAEB – Raced three wide for the majority.
Following the running of this event a delegation of riders expressed safety concerns regarding the apparent track deterioration. Stewards after considering the matter were of a similar view and elected to abandon the remaining events due to safety concerns.
STEWARDS RACE DAY SUMMARY
Summary of action concerning licensees
Race 1. G. Colless – Jockey – Overweight - $300 [AR190(3)]
Race 1. A. Allen – Jockey – Whip use - $200 [AR132(7)(a)(ii)]
Summary of action concerning thoroughbred horses
Horses swabbed pre-race
Horses swabbed post-race
All winners and
Race 1. Santarene (2nd)
Race 2. Exploration (2nd)
Race 3. Round Mountain Gem (2nd)
Summary of rider changes/Late notifications
Race 1. Miss Fraser – D. Griffin
Race 5. Shezaonthemoney – N. Day
Race 5. Dragon Inthe North – App T. Williams
Published subject to correction upon revision