Stewards Report

Townsville Turf Club

Townsville Provincial | TAB

Wed 12 Feb Good 4


Out 3.5m 1000-W/Post; Out 1m Remainder of Course.


Good 4 Pen Not available

Nil last 24hrs, 23mm last 7 days

Nil last 24hrs, 24mm last 7 days


Track conditions update: 12:05AM Thursday 13 February
Last Track Rating Update: Finalised 12/2 - 7.45am


Thu 06/02/20 11:00am


Fri 07/02/20 12:00am


Mon 10/02/20 09:30am


Mon 10/02/20 12:00pm


Wed 12/02/20 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 – P. Gillard
Stewards – P. Lane, C. Warren, D. Lane
Clerk of Scales – R. Pendreigh
Judge – J. Carter, M. Bates
Veterinarian – Dr D. Viero
Swab attendants – M. Braunberger
Bookmaker Supervisor - Stewards
Starter – J. Cullen

Race 1: Racing @ TTC Thursday, 20 February 2020 QTIS 2yo H’cap – 1000m

IN MEMORY OFA MATE – Shifted out on jumping, making contact with another runner.

LATINA ROCKET – Bumped by another runner on jumping and shifted out, making contact with another runner. Commenced to lay out leaving the 500m, and rounding the home turn shifted wider on the track.

TENNESSEE BOY – Bumped by another runner on jumping.

CLEVER HUNTER – Slow to begin.

Race 2: Become A Member @ TTC Class 3 Plate – 1609m

BERNIE’S REGRET – Was fractious in transit to the course. Underwent a veterinary examination on arrival at the track and was cleared to start.

SHUNTER – Slow to begin.

CRAIGLEA SIMMO – Slow to begin.

DOSSIER – Slow to begin.

ABERRATION – Slow to begin. Rider N. Day was fined the sum of $300 under AR131(b) in that he failed to ride the gelding right to the finish line. In considering penalty, stewards took into account that they couldn’t be comfortably satisfied it had cost the horse second place.

THIS GIRLS ON FIRE – Held up for clear running and unable to improve from leaving the 500m until inside the 250m. A post race veterinary examination failed to reveal any abnormalities.

Race 3: Like & Follow The TTC On Instagram Maiden H’cap – 1300m

GREAT LOOKER - Slow to begin.

CHLOE JADE – Slow into stride.

SCARAMOUCHE – Overraced in the early stages.

MANGO DELIGHT – Raced wide for the majority of the race.

HORORA VEL – Rider F. Edwards was fined the sum of $200 under AR132(7) in that he used his whip in an excessive manner prior to the 100m.

Race 4: TAB Ratings Band 0-55 H’cap – 1400m

UPPER DELIGHT – Delayed the start when proving difficult to load. Connections were advised that a warning would be placed on the horse’s barrier manners.

JUSTALAD – Slow to begin.

CHANDON KISSES – Slow to begin. Steadied from heels approaching the 1000m.

IMAGINALTHEPEOPLE – Overraced in the early stages and as a result shifted out near the 1200m, inconveniencing another runner.

WINSOMEMORE – Blundered after clipping the heels of a runner which was overracing and shifted out near the 1200m.

ANNE CATHERINE – Raced ungenerously passing the 1000m.

THE DECKERAIDER – Shifted wider leaving the 700m and raced wide from that point onwards.

DONAVIA – Raced wide for the majority of the race.

STRONG WILL – Raced wide for the majority of the race.

Race 5: Brown Family Wine Group Class 3 Plate – 1000m

WALK THE TALK – Slow to begin.

FEAR FACTOR – Slow to begin.

SO YOU DREAM – Began awkwardly.

CHEVAUX – Was disappointed when attempting a doubtful run leaving the 100m, having to be steadied.

SERIOUSLY HAPPY – Raced wide for the majority of the race.

BONDAGE – Raced wide for the majority of the race.

MISS ESTER – Raced wide for the majority of the race. Rider N. Nelson was of the opinion the mare may have swallowed its tongue in running. Connections advised they would experiment with a tongue-tie prior to its next race start.

TELL EVERYBODY – Lost its near-side winker in running near the 700m. Then lost its off-side winker near the 500m.

Race 6: Hygain – Feeding Champions Since 1983 Open H’cap – 1200m

PROANE – Slow to begin.

ROCK SPUR – Slow to begin.

HIDDEN CHIEF – Fractious in the barriers prior to the start. Began very awkwardly and lost ground. Overraced in the middle stages.

ELLE A WALKING – Rider G. Goomany dropped his whip near the 300m.

ZAMEX – Raced wide for the majority of the race.

EXECUTED – Raced wide for the majority of the race .

STELLAR KNIGHT – Raced wide for the majority of the race.

STONE WARRIOR – Finished tailed off. A post race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to have a slow recovery. Trainer J. Manzelmann was advised a veterinary clearance must be provided prior to the horse being permitted to race again.

Race 7: Happy Valentines Day Class 1 H’cap – 1200m

SHE’S NIC’N OFF – Slow to begin.

CAPTAIN TOM – Slow to begin.

OSMOND – Slow to begin. Raced wide for the majority of the race.

MARZENA - Slow to begin. Raced wide for the majority of the race.

TIGER CAN – Slow to begin. Was forced wider by another runner, which shifted out leaving the 300m.

MISS POWDER KEG – Slow to begin. Forced wider by another runner leaving the 300m.

FINE ELSEWHERE – Shifted out under pressure leaving the 300m, forcing other runners wider. Raced wide Raced wide for the majority of the race.

IZUMI - Raced wide for the majority of the race.

YOU’RE IN MY HEART - Raced wide for the majority of the race.


Summary of action concerning licensees

Race 2. Nathan Day – Jockey – Failed to ride mount out to finish line - $300 – AR131(b)
Race 3. Frank Edwards – Jockey – Excessive whip prior to 100m - $200 – AR132(7)

Summary of action concerning thoroughbred horses

Horses swabbed post-race
All winners,

Race 4. Upper Delight – Difficult to load – Warning.

Race 6. Stone Warrior – Poor recovery - Vet clearance prior to next start – AR20(e)

Summary of rider changes/Late notifications
Race 7. Clout – E Cass.

(Issued subject to correction upon revision)