QUEENSLAND RACING INTEGRITY COMMISSION
WARRA RACE CLUB
6 JULY 2019.
Weather- Overcast Rail-True Track-Firm 1
Chairman of Stewards- R. Hitchener
Stewards- D. Kerwick
Clerk of Scales- Stewards
Veterinarian- Dr. A Steel
Starter- I. Henderson
Judge- J. Moody
Betting Steward- Stewards
As App. S Vella was indisposed due to transport difficulties, rider changes were made as per the Stewards Summary.
Due to a shortage of riders attending today’s meeting, no action was taken against several trainers in relation to the late declaration of riders.
RACE 1: LOCAL BUSINESS MAIDEN PLATE 825M-
POP ‘N’ZAC- Began awkwardly.
DARK ROCKER- Checked when tightened for room near the 500m. At a subsequent inquiry, Jockey D McIntosh the rider of BARCAROLE was found guilty of a charge of careless riding under AR131(a) for permitting his mount to shift in when not clear of DARK ROCKER causing it to be checked by its rider. Jockey McIntosh’s license to ride in races was suspended for a period of 9 days commencing midnight 13th July 2019 and to expire midnight 22nd July 2019.
RACE 2: DALBY RURAL TRADERS & DALBY MACHINERY CENTRE CLASS B HCAP 1100M-
ON A COMET- Raced wide throughout. Following the event was found to have bled from both nostrils. As this was the first occasion on which the gelding had bled, it will now be banned from racing for a period of 3 months and further, prior to next racing it must gallop in the presence of Stewards over 1000m.
JACKO’S A NATURAL- Began awkwardly making heavy contact with the barrier partition. In this incident, the gelding dislodged two teeth.
EDENANNIE- Raced 4 wide without cover throughout.
MALEFIC- Improved onto heels near the 600m and was forced to shift wider on the track.
SPOT ON- Raced wide with cover throughout.
RACE 3: GRAINCORP & CHESTERFIELD MACHINERY BENCHMARK 60 H’CAP 1200M
No Racing Incidents
RACE 4: LOCAL BUSINESS QTIS MAIDEN PLATE 1200M
The starting time of the remaining races was brought forward due to the inclement weather.
WICKATAQ- Began awkwardly. Raced wide throughout.
GIVE HER ROOM- Tightened for room on jumping.
RACE 5: LOCAL BUSINESS BENCHMARK 50 HCAP 1400M
MOUNTEBANK, VISERION and NOREENA were all scratched at the scratching deadline when no rider was available.
BEHIND THE THISTLE- Slow to begin. Shortly after the start pulled up of its own accord resulting in App. M Kennedy being dislodged. App. Kennedy appeared to suffer no injuries in this incident. Trainers representative M Johnson was advised the gelding would be required to barrier trial to the satisfaction of Stewards prior to next racing.
RAYMAX- Jumped with its head in the air.
SUMMARY OF ACTIONS LICENSEES-
Race 1- D McIntosh- Careless riding. 9 days commencing m/n 13.7.19 and to expire m/n 22.7.19.
LATE RIDER CHANGES-
Race 1- Barcarole- D. McIntosh
Race 2- Hay Life- W O’Connell
Race 4- Spezia Lady- D McIntosh
Race 5- Raymax- D McIntosh
Race 5- Kastanos- M Savva
Race 5- Dazet- M Schrapel
Race 5- She’s My Andy- L McCoy
SUMMARY OF ACTIONS CONCERNING HORSES-
Race 5- Behind the Thistle- Pulled up during the event. Barrier trial required ptns.