QUEENSLANDRACING INTEGRITY COMMISSION
ROCKHAMPTON JOCKEY CLUB – SATURDAY 4 MAY 2019
WEATHER – OVERCAST TRACK RATING – SOFT 5/GOOD 4 (After Race 1)
RAIL – 3 METRES ENTIRE
Chairman of Stewards – C. Albrecht
Stewards – M. Heath, D. Macklyn
Clerk of Scales – W. Welburn
Judge – S. Bryant
Veterinarian – Dr B. Newman
Swab attendants – N. Boyle
Starter – R. Hanson
Race 1: THE ROCKHAMPTON GRAMMAR SCHOOL – THE 1881 ENDOWMENT FUND QTIS TWO-YEARS-OLD HANDICAP – 1050M
MASTER JAMIE – Began awkwardly.
BOLD EOS – A warning was placed on the filly’s racing manners after attempting to buck shortly after the start.
KING KAI – Began awkwardly.
TASHANKA – Hampered shortly after the start by BOLD EOS, which shifted in abruptly when attempting to buck.
The track was upgraded to GOOD 4 following this event.
Race 2: PAC PLUS WHOLESALERS MAIDEN HANDICAP – 1100M
Stewards accepted the reasons for jockey D Evans being overweight and he was subsequently replaced as the rider of ATTARD by N. Summers.
TRUMP ME – Slow to begin.
GISELLE – Slow to begin. Raced wide for the majority of the event. Near the 150m had to be eased when tightened for room between TRUMP ME and HIGHLY INFLUENTIAL, which shifted out slightly.
PAIBLE – Failed to muster any early speed despite the efforts of its rider.
MURTAHOME – Overraced in the middle stages.
Race 3: XXXX GOLD QTIS THREE-YEARS-OLD MAIDEN HANDICAP – 1200M
BOLD ENCHANTMENT was declared a late scratching at 2:12 pm by order of stewards after it was revealed that the incorrect horse had been presented to race. On the announcement of correct weight stewards ordered that all monies invested on BOLD ENCHANTMENT be refunded, with the following deductions to apply to successful wagers placed prior to 2:12 pm:
11 cents in the dollar for the win #1
8 cents in the dollar for place of winner #1
18 cents in the dollar for 2nd place #4
7 cents in the dollar for 3rd place #3
At a subsequent inquiry stable representative Mr Clint Taylor pleaded guilty to a charge under AR227(a) in that his conduct in failing to confirm the identity of BOLD ENCHANTMENT, resulting in the incorrect horse being presented to race, could have led to a breach of AR99. Mr C. Taylor was fined the sum of $500.
The declaration of correct weight was delayed when A. Butler, who had been dislodged from HARD YAGA, returned to scale and weighed in correctly. Subsequent to this, jockey Butler was stood down from his remaining engagements and was replaced as per the Stewards Race Day Summary. Jockey Butler was advised that he would require a medical clearance prior to resuming riding.
HARD YAGA – Bumped at the start.
DIAMOND ACCOUNT – Hampered at the start. Raced wide without cover throughout the event.
HAZAR – Shifted out abruptly at the start, bumping another runner.
STARS DON’T RUST – Began awkwardly and made contact with HARD YAGA.
CRAIGLEA TREACLE – Inconvenienced at the start.
LITTLE MISS SUNDAY – Bumped heavily at the start by HAZAR, which shifted out abruptly.
SARANOVA – Had to be steadied near the 1100m when tightened for room between OUR GIRL FIFI and HARD YAGA, both of which shifted ground. A short distance later had to be checked away from the heels of HARD YAGA, which had commenced to overrace and shifted in and away from LITTLE MISS SUNDAY. A post-race veterinary examination revealed the filly had bled from both nostrils. As this was the first occasion on which SARANOVA had bled, trainer S. Sigvart was advised that the filly would be ineligible to race for 3 months and prior to starting again would be required to gallop satisfactorily over 1000m in the presence of a steward. Mr Sigvart indicated that he would now consider retiring the filly from racing.
Race 4: TAB CLASS 1 HANDICAP – 1050M
The start of this race was delayed when PINSTRYKE proved reluctant to load. A warning was placed against the mare’s barrier manners.
MARCHING ORDERS – Bumped at the start.
FIELDS AVENUE – Shifted out at the start and bumped MARCHING ORDERS.
WHOOSH – Slow into stride.
PINSTRYKE – Reluctant to load. Warning placed on mare’s barrier manners.
MISS DE MIRAGE – Had to be steadied from the heels of ATTIQUE near the 900m when that runner shifted in when not fully clear. Jockey J. Stanley, the rider of ATTIQUE, was issued with a reprimand and advised to show greater care when his mounts shift ground. Held up momentarily approaching the 400m.
ATTIQUE – Jockey J. Stanley reported at scale that as he had concerns with the filly’s action he desisted from pressuring his mount in the home straight and over the concluding stages. A post-race veterinary examination revealed a laceration to the off hind leg consistent with being galloped on.
BRING ME LUCK – Held up in the early stages of the home straight and was obliged to shift out to obtain clear running.
MAGITORIAL – Raced wide throughout the event.
Race 5: 2019 XXXX GOLD WINTER RACING CARNIVAL BENCHMARK 69 HANDICAP – 1050M
PARADIS IMPERIAL – When questioned regarding the performance, jockey J. Stanley stated that after travelling well throughout the run the mare, which was first up today, failed to finish the race off under the heavy weight impost. He added that the mare would take a fitness benefit from today’s event. A post-race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.
COLOSSEUM KING – Raced three wide for the majority of the event.
PARTY PARDEE – Began awkwardly. Had to be eased approaching the 200m when placed in restricted room.
SCORCHA – Began awkwardly and made contact with the outside barrier partition.
JAYAQUA – Slow to begin.
ANNIE’S OUR HERO – Slow into stride.
Race 6: SUMMER BRIGHT CLASS 2 PLATE – 1300M
QUESTIONS ANSWERED – Became fractious and reared in the barriers, was subsequently removed from the barriers, underwent a veterinary examination and was declared a late scratching on veterinary advice at 4:22 pm. On the announcement of correct weight stewards ordered that all monies invested on QUESTIONS ANSWERED be refunded, with the following deductions to apply to successful wagers placed prior to 4:22 pm:
11 cents in the dollar for the win #1
13 cents in the dollar for place of winner #1
6 cents in the dollar for 2nd place #4
14 cents in the dollar for 3rd place #12
Stable representative Mr C. Taylor was advised that a further barrier certificate would be required for the mare prior to racing again.
PRINCE OF MINE – Stewards will interview Jockey M. Stephens regarding the use of his whip.
SEIZED – Jockey J. Stanley was fined the sum of $100 under AR132(7)(a)(ii) for excessive use of the whip prior to the 100m.
CEDAR RAPIDS – Raced three wide without cover throughout.
THE DECKERAIDER – Raced wide throughout the event.
AMELIA JANE – Began awkwardly and lost ground.
AUSSIE TYCOON – Raced four wide without cover throughout the event.
ART SHE QUICK – Overraced and got its head up for a short distance near the 1000m.
STEWARDS RACE DAY SUMMARY
Summary of action concerning licensees
Race 4. J. Stanley – careless riding – AR131(a)
Race 3. C. Taylor - $500 – negligence – AR227(a)
Race 6. J. Stanley - $100 – excessive use of whip prior to 100m (9 times) – AR132(7)(a)(ii)
Race day injuries/illness
A. Butler – injured, stood down – medical clearance req'd
Race 6. Jockey M. Stephens’ use of the whip
Summary of action concerning thoroughbred horses
Race 1. BOLD EOS – attempted to buck shortly after the start – warning
Race 6. QUESTIONS ANSWERED – fractious in the barriers, reared, late scratching – barrier certificate – AR20(e)
Race 3. SARANOVA – bled both nostrils, first time – 3 month bar, 1000m gallop – AR79(4)(b)
Summary of rider changes/Late notifications
Race 5. COLOSSEUM KING – D. Simmons
Race 6. PRINCE OF MINE – M. Stephens
Race 3. BOLD ENCHANTMENT – 2:12 pm
Race 6. QUESTIONS ANSWERED – 4:22 pm – veterinary advice