GLADSTONE TURF CLUB - SATURDAY, 1 JUNE, 2019
WEATHER – OVERCAST TRACK RATING – SAND
RAIL – TRUE
Chairman of Stewards – Mr N Laskey
Stewards –Mr M Heath & Mr D Macklyn
Clerk of Scales – Stewards
Judge – Mr D Simon
Veterinarian- Dr K Thompson
Swab attendants – Miss C Spencer
Starter- Mr B Lisle
Race 1: Jane @ Diceys Class B Handicap 850 METRES
BAUHINIA DRUM – The explanation offered by Trainer L Kiernan for the late notification of the rider was accepted. En-route to the barrier rider G Hayes was dislodged. Acting on a report from the Ambulance Officers that Jockey Hayes had suffered an injury to his shoulder, Stewards ordered the withdrawal of the gelding at 1.17pm. Stewards ordered that all successful wagers placed on the gelding prior to 1.17pm be subject to the following deductions :
8 cents in the dollar on the face value of win bets
9 cents in the dollar on the face value of place bets
Jockey Hayes was notified that he must produce a medical clearance prior to riding again.
SINGLE IMAGE – Raced wide throughout.
ABSOLUTE BONZA – Hung out rounding the home turn and finished the race very wide on the track. Trainer K Miller will be notified that a warning would be placed against the gelding for hanging out.
FIRST BID – Jumped outwards at the start. Reluctant to stretch out in the early stages.
NOCK WITH YA ELBOW – Raced wide throughout.
FADING MIST – Lost ground at the start when crowded between SINGLE IMAGE and FIRST BID which jumped outwards. Raced wide throughout. Eased near the 300 metres to avoid the heels of RIPPER REEBA. Laid inwards in the home straight.
Race 2: Small Motor Service Ratings Band 0-60 Handicap 1194 Metres
GOLFING – Slow to begin. Raced wide without cover throughout.
WARNERS LANDING – Raced wide without cover throughout.
LUCIFER’S ANGEL – Lost ground at the start after jumping away awkwardly.
Race 3: Celebrations Maiden Plate 1000 Metres
Prior to correct weight being declared , Jockey M Stephens the rider of 3rd placegetter SHEZROYAL, requested to view the photo finish image. Having also viewed the photo finish image, the Stewards consulted with the judge. Subsequently it was decided that it was deemed inconclusive that there was a margin between the 2nd placed DE LOSKO and 3rd placed SHEZROYAL. As such, the placings were amended to : ON A COMET 1st, DE LOSKO and SHEZROYAL dead heat for 2nd and ELITE ENCOUNTER 4th. Also prior to correct weight being declared, Stewards viewed the patrol footage of the start to ascertain whether RED SMOKE had been afforded a fair start. It was established that when the start was effected, RED SMOKE, which had been restless in the barrier, stood flat footed and lost considerable ground. Trainer, Mr P Pengelly was subsequently advised that prior to racing again the gelding must obtain a further barrier certificate.
ELITE ENCOUNTER – The explanation offered by Trainer C Garland for the late declaration of the rider was accepted.
THORBEN – Slow to begin.
Race 4: Barnes Electrical Services Open Plate 1000 Metres
AVONACO – When improving near the 200 metres had to be checked off the heels of NEED FINANCE, which shifted in slightly when giving ground.
DARTS AWAY – Lost ground at the start after jumping away awkwardly.
ROOI ROE – Near the 100 metres eased to avoid the heels of MORE WORLDLY which shifted in.
ISIS MAGIC – Began awkwardly and then raced wide throughout.
MORE WORLDLY – Shifted in under pressure near the 100 metres.
Race 5: Gladstone Cup 10th August BenchMark 55 Handicap 1517m
RUSTY SCOOTER – Proved difficult in the early stages and when doing so near the 1400 metres had to be checked after becoming awkwardly placed on the heels of PORTSEA.
HULK HENRY – Raced wide without cover throughout.
MAC’S METTLE – Near the 600 metres eased off the heels of AUSSIE TYCOON.
STEWARDS RACE DAY SUMMARY
Summary of action concerning licensees
Race 1 – Jockey G Hayes to produce a medical certificate.
Summary of action concerning thoroughbred horses
Race 1 – ABSOLUTE BONZA – Warning - Hung out.
Race 3 – RED SMOKE – Stood flat footed - Barrier certificate required.
Race 1 – BAUHINIA DRUM – 1:17pm – Injured rider.
Summary of rider changes/Late notifications
Race 1 – Bauhinia Drum – App. G Hayes.
Race 3 – Elite Encounter – App. E Smith.