Stewards Report

Rockhampton Jockey Club Inc

Rockhampton Provincial | TAB

Sat 07 Jul Heavy 8


2 metres Entire Course.


Heavy 8 Pen Not available

20mm last 24hrs, 32mm last 7 days

Nil last 24hrs, 10mm last 7 days


Track conditions update: 1:07AM Sunday 08 July
Last Track Rating Update: Finalised 7/7 - 7:30am


Mon 02/07/18 11:00am


Tue 03/07/18 12:00am


Thu 05/07/18 09:30am


Thu 05/07/18 12:00pm


Sat 07/07/18 07:30am

Late Nominations

Races: 1, 2, 3, 5

Feature, Group and Listed races may have different acceptance closing times. Group 1 races have staggered closing times for nominations that differ from the general dates and times listed above. Please refer to the full published conditions for these races for details.

Chairman of Stewards – Mr. L Collins
Stewards – Mr B. Nalder, G Meek & M. Heath  
Clerk of Scales – W. Welburn
Judge – S. Bryant
Veterinarians- S. Olsen, A. Williams, M. Lenz
Swab attendants – Mrs Z Newman, N. Boyle, E Burgess
Starter- C. Matthews
Supplementary Report
From Rockhampton, 6.7.18
From treatment records obtained in relation to Karaharaga, Stewards found that trainer B. Currie had breached AR 178(f) in that the information contained in the treatment record had not been entered correctly and he was fined $200.
From Rockhampton, 24.6.18
Stewards conducted a routine stable inspection of trainer T. Button’s on course stables on Thursday, 5 July to inspect runners over the Friday and Saturday race meetings. Mr Button advised that a number of horses were located at an alternative stable address. Subsequently, those horses were inspected at that address with no incidents reported. Trainer T. Button was made aware of the requirements of AR 80(f), and that he had immediately taken steps to comply with this rule.
Race 1: Condon Financial BM 65 Handicap- 2207 metres
ISLAND SUNSET- Over raced from the 1300m, and from the 1000m was inclined to lay in during the middle stages.
KUTTAMURRA AL – Stewards inquired into the riding and performance of the horse. Apprentice L Dodds stated his instructions were to be at the rear of the field and to balance up where the horse was comfortable. He stated that the horse had raced keenly in the early stages and settled near the 1600m. He further stated that from the 800m he placed the horse under pressure and it had failed to respond to his riding, which he attributed to the increase in its handicapped weight from its previous win, the weight impost today and the track surface. Trainer L. Hatch stated he was not overly satisfied in App. L Dodd’s ride, however was aware of his inexperience and the weight carried on this occasion. Mr Hatch explained the instructions were to be at the rear of the field, however not as far from the remainder of the field. Mr Hatch was of the opinion that apprentice Dodds had erred in not maintaining a position closer to the field.  Stewards agreed with this assessment in that App L Dodds had erred in not maintaining or attempting to maintain a position at the rear of the field, however were mindful of the circumstances of this incident and would refer this to the Racing Queensland Training Department. A post-race veterinary inspection of KUTTAMURRA AL revealed a mild case of the thumps, however the horse had recovered well post-race. Stewards will follow-up with Mr Hatch in the coming days.
Race 2: Capricornia Yearling Sales 2019 QTIS 2YO Plate- 1300 Metres
BOLD SENSATION – Slow to begin and was further hampered when PURE PULSE jumped outwards, taking BOLD SENSATION out on to DIAMOND ACCOUNT. Raced wide with no cover throughout.
DIAMOND ACCOUNT – Bumped at the start.
OUR TOP SHELF – Near the 900m dipped and became awkward for a stride.
CYCLINE TOPGIRL – Raced erratically and shifted ground near the 1200m. When questioned regarding the performance of the horse, jockey N. Day stated that the horse had travelled fairly, however when placed under pressure near the 400m had yielded ground quickly.  He added that he believed the horse had come to the end of its preparation.  Trainer L. Wright confirmed the horse had endured a long preparation, had failed to handle the track on this occasion and confirmed the horse would now be spelled. A post-race veterinary examination failed to reveal any abnormalities.
Race 3: Livinadream Syndicate BM 70 Handicap- 1400 Metres
UTHRED – Began awkwardly.
DON’T WE LOVE IT – Bounded in the air on jumping.
KING TORIO – Was a little slow to begin.
BARACHIEL – Laid out under pressure from the 200m and dipped near the 70m.
BENTLES – Raced wide with no cover.
GREY WOLF – It was reported to stewards that the horse was tying up post race.
Race 4: Phil Peel Leading Edge Jewellers Diamond Class 1 Handicap- 1050 Metres
THE AMBASSADOR - Trainer T. Gollan made application to scratch the horse due to the prevailing track conditions. Stewards acceded to the application and declared the horse a late scratching at 1.31 pm. However, as the track condition had been notified at the appropriate time and had not been amended, trainer T. Gollan was fined the sum of $200.
CORNFORTH - The start of this race was delayed when the horse required its off fore plate to be replaced. Slow to begin.  Dipped near the 800m. Jockey M. Hellyer reported his mount had failed to handle the track surface.  
RAPT IN BLACK – Jumped in and inconvenienced DEVIOUS.
DEVIOUS – Hampered at the start.
SHE’S ON POINT – Raced wide without cover throughout.
A LITTLEBITTAMAGIC – Raced wide without cover throughout.
SIANARA – Raced wide with cover.
BLAZERAY – Raced wide with cover.
Race 5:  PKF Open Handicap- 1050 Metres
MY GIRL HAYLEY – Slipped on jumping and began awkwardly, unbalancing its rider.
GYPSY SECRET – Was fractious prior to the start, and put its head down immediately before the start was effected when the start was effect, reared when restrained and dislodged its rider.  Connections were advised that a warning would be placed on the horse.
CASINO THOUGHTS – Raced wide with no cover throughout.
Race 6: Claude Green Memorial Class 3 Handicap-1200 Metres
GUISSOLA – Jumped outwards at the start, bumping with IGNITE THE LIGHT.  Laid out from the 200m.
IGNITE THE LIGHT – Bumped at the start. Jockey A. Fancourt reported her mount had failed to handle the heavy track condition.
SHORTSPRESSO – Began awkwardly. Shortly after the start was tightened for room between DAMN FINE and MAGIC SCENE when DAMN FINE laid out.  Raced wide without cover throughout.
RUSTY SCOOTER – Bounded on jumping away.
DAMN FINE – Laid out soon after the start. Raced wide without cover throughout.
CHICA PEEPS – Jockey S. Wiseman reported her mount did not handle the wet track. It was observed that the horse had dipped on 3 occasions in the middle stages.
MAGIC SCENE – A post-race veterinary inspection revealed that the horse had upper fixation of the off hind knee.
Race 7: The Capricornia Community Owned Banking QTIS 3YO Plate- 1200 Metres
STYLISH CRIMINAL – Slow to begin.
RIO ROSIE – Jumped outwards onto JUSTALAD at the start. Jockey J. Stanley reported his mount raced greenly. A post race veterinary examination revealed the horse to be lame in the off foreleg. Trainer Mr G. Green advised that the tendon would be x-rayed. Stewards advised Mr Green that the horse would require a veterinary certificate prior to racing.
JUSTALAD – Bumped on jumping and tightened for room between RIO ROSE and MISS MIAO at the start.
KOPELLA – Tightened for room between RIO ROSE and MISS MIAO on jumping.
UMAWINNER – Became awkward on the heels of BRAINS in the early stages. Bumped near the 400m.
BRAINS – Held up for clear running inside the 400m and shifted out, making contact with UMAWINNER.
SPRING CREEK – Rolled in near the 150m, taking RIO ROSIE in slightly, and causing MISS MIAO be placed in restricted room.
MISS MIAO – Raced in restricted room near the 150m.
Race 8: Triple M Rockhampton Cup Open Handicap- 1600 Metres
Prior to the declaration of correct weight, trainer B. Currie and jockey B. Pengelly, rider of CANTBUYBETTER, the 4th placegetter,  viewed the patrol films and after doing so lodged an objection against MAMSELLE CORDAY being declared the winner, alleging interference over the concluding stages. After taking evidence from all parties, stewards established that MAMSELLE CORDAY had shifted out and caused CANTBUYBETTER to be impeded to a minor degree. Stewards found that any ground lost in this incident did not exceed the margin of a length and a quarter and therefore dismissed the objection. Jockey L. Tilley, rider of MAMSELLE CORDAY, was advised to exercise more care.
EL CAMPEADOR – Slow to begin. Bumped near the 300m.
DECONSTRUCTED – Held up for a short distance near the 300m.
VAULTING AMBITION – Shifted out near the 300m, taking EL CAMPEADO out onto KINCAPLE CHIEF.
KINCAPLE CHIEF – Bumped near the 300m. Raced wide without cover throughout.
OUTRAGED- Held up from 400m until near the 200m.
Summary of action concerning licensees
From Rockhampton, 6.7.18
Trainer B Currie – Incorrect information recorded in his treatment book - $200 – AR178(f)
Race 4.          Trainer T Gollan – Late scratching of The Ambassador - $200 – AR114
Jockey absenteeism
Summary of action concerning thoroughbred horses
Horses swabbed
All Winners and second placegetters
Race 5.          Gypsy Secret – Fractious prior to start and reared on jumping, dislodging rider – Warning.
Race 7.          Rio Rosie – Lame off foreleg – Vet. Clearance – AR8(t)
Race 8.          4th (Cantbuybetter) v. 1st (Mamselle Corday) – Interference over final stages - Dismissed.