QUEENSLANDRACING INTEGRITY COMMISSION
DAWSON RIVER RACING CLUB
TAROOM – SATURDAY 1JANUARY 2022
WEATHER – OVERCAST TRACK - RATING – GOOD 3- DIRT RAIL – TRUE
Chairman of Stewards – T Preston
Stewards – D MacDonald
Clerk of Scales – B Wheeler
Judge – Club
Veterinarian – Dr I Croft
Starter –J Harvey
Assistant Starter- A Erbacher
Photo Finish Operator- W Smith
Due to current Covid restrictions the following overweight allowances were approved by Stewards.
Race 1- S McGovern +1kg.
Race 4- S McGovern +1kg.
Race- 4- R Faehr +1kg.
Due to the likelihood of rain the following race times were amended after consultation with the Club.
Race 2- 2.00pm, Race 3- 2.40pm, Race 4- 3.30pm and Race 5- 4.05pm.
Race 1: ANIPRO/BILL JOYNSON MEMORIALBENCHMARK 60 HANDICAP 1000M
EARLY PLEA- began awkwardly.
WALSHIE- travelled wide with no cover for the majority of the event.
HAN DYNASTY- was slow to begin.
FASHIONETTI- when approaching the 800m point the Mare was held up momentarily then began to shift out abruptly and began to hang out and travelled wide with no cover from that point for the majority of the event despite the efforts of the rider. Trainer Mr S Rodgers was advised by Stewards the horse would require a barrier certificate prior to racing again.
KOTA FLYER- was slow to begin - when weighing out for this event the Clerk of the Scales Mr B Wheeler advised Stewards that Jockey S McGovern was overweight by 2.0kg, being 1.0kg over the weight he was permitted to ride by Stewards. Mr McGovern was permitted to ride the horse due to no other rider being available. Acting under AR190(3) Mr McGovern was fined the sum of $100 for accepting a ride when overweight. In determining penalty Stewards considered Jockey McGovern’s excellent record relating to this rule, his forthright evidence and noted his explanation and that he did contact stewards outlining he would have difficulty in making the weight as early as possible.
Race 2: ARGUS BUILDERS/ OWEN BRODIE MEMORIAL QTIS MAIDEN PLATE 1200M
ROCK EASY- acting on Vets advice the gelding was declared a late scratching at 1.15pm after being injured in the float in transit. Trainer representative M Hicks was advised that a Vet certificate would not be required in relation to this incident.
THE EDITORIAL- slow to begin.
IMBATIDO- travelled wide with no cover for the majority.
MILKY ROCKET- raced ungenerously early- mid stages, lost some ground at the 600m point despite the efforts of the rider failed to improve.
EURO ROCKSTAR- hung in during the early stages. Travelled wide with no cover for the majority.
MONTELVINI- the start was delayed when the Mare refused to be loaded, as a result it was declared a late scratching at 2.05pm. All monies invested as a result of the scratching were ordered to be refunded with the following deductions applicable on bets placed on EURO ROCKSTAR and the placegetters. Win- 5c, Place 13c, 2nd place 8c and NTD on the third placegetter. Stewards then declared correct weight. Trainer R Cloherty was advised the horse would be required to run in an official barrier trial prior to racing again.
Race 3: TOPX/ NUTRIEN/ SAM BARLOW MEMORIAL/ DAWSON RIVER PRODUCE BENCHMARK 50 HANDICAP 1200M
AIRWING- approaching the 1100m point began bucking and lost substantial ground. Was eventually eased out of the event by the rider and failed to finish the race. Stewards spoke with Jockey P Hamblin and Trainer Mr W Louden regarding the matter. P Hamblin advised that his breast plate had broken shortly after the start and his saddle had shifted proving difficult to ride the horse and maintain control. He elected at that point to ease the horse out of the event. Trainer Mr W Louden stated the horse had never reacted like he did today and was of the opinion the gear breaking contributed significantly to the horse’s behaviour. Stewards noted the explanation of both parties and subsequently placed a warning on the horse for the racing manners today.
TAPTHETILL- travelled wide with cover from the 400m, after passing the winning post the horse did veer out abruptly and brushing the outside running rail dislodging Jockey S McGovern. A post-race veterinary examination failed to find any abnormalities. Jockey S McGovern was examined by Queensland Ambulance Service and passed fit to ride for the remainder of the program. Stewards spoke with Jockey S McGovern regarding the seeming improved performance of TAPTHETILL today. Jockey McGovern said that a change in gear had improved the horse today, he had worked well and seemed suited by the track conditions and the reverse way of going. The stable was confident of a forward showing today. Stewards noted his explanation.
RAPID EAGLE- travelled wide with no cover for the majority of the event.
BONVILLE- began slowly, hung in during the early stages and lost some ground and was tailed off from the 1100m point. The Gelding began making up some ground from the 400m as the pace steadied. The rider did shift out in an effort to improve and began to travel wide with no cover from the 300m. The Gelding ran on well over the final 200m and was doing its best work over the final stages.
DUKATTI- slow to begin.
OURLASTPENNY- travelled wide with no cover during the middle stages.
Race 4: LEICHHARDT HOTEL/ BOB SCOTT MEMORIAL OPEN HANDICAP 1400M
FABS COWBOY- hung in approaching the 800m point for a short distance.
LAST ARMAGEDDON- slow to begin, travelled wide with no cover for the majority of the event.
RADIPOLE- Jockey J Rudd advised Stewards that he was 1.8 kg over the allocated weight. Stewards permitted Jockey Rudd to ride the horse due to no other rider being available. Acting under AR190(3) Jockey J Rudd was fined the sum of $100. When determining penalty Stewards considered Jockey Rudd’s excellent record relating to this rule, his forthright evidence and his explanation was noted by Stewards.
MY CERTAIN- got back early and despite the efforts of the rider failed to improve and was tailed off for the majority. Stewards spoke with Jockey M Butler regarding the seemingly disappointing performance of his mount today. Mr Butler stated that his instructions were to go forward and be handy in running. As the Gelding approached the 1000m point when he asked his mount to put in an effort he failed to respond. Stewards noted Jockey Butlers explanation. A post-race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities detected. Trainer Mr B Murray advised he is intending to spell the horse.
ABB ROY- T TOWNSEND (a)- performed below market expectations Appr Jockey T Townsend reported that her mount after beginning well, raced ungenerously from the 1200m point and then failed to respond to her riding from the 1000m point. When the Mare approached the 200m it ran on well for the remainder of the event and did its best work over the concluding stages. Ms Townsend believed that the conditions today may have contributed to the Mare’s performance today. Stewards noted Ms Townsend’s explanation. Trainer N Hemmings advised Stewards that she didn’t expect a forward showing today as the horse’s performance on the dirt and the reverse way of going was untried.
Race 5: TAROOM WELDING WORX/
COALBANK CAVALRY- got back in the field in the early stages, leaving the 600m the horse raced ungenerously and failed to improve despite the urging of the rider. Trainer advised Stewards that the run today was disappointing as he expected a forward showing. The track conditions may not have suited his horse today. Stewards noted Mr Hudson’s explanation.
TRY TO BE GOOD- slow to begin.
ZUILICHI- travelled wide early- mid stages of the event.
MADONNA FALLS- travelled wide with no cover early- middle stages.
MOVING DAY- J RUDD- was 1.3 kg over the allotted weight. After consultation with Mr S Rodgers representative today, Jockey Rudd was permitted to ride the horse due to no rider being available. Acting under AR190(3) Jockey J Rudd was fined the sum of $100. When determining penalty Stewards considered Jockey Rudd’s excellent record relating to this rule, his forthright evidence and in his explanation was noted by Stewards.
STEWARDS RACE DAY SUMMARY
Summary of action concerning licensees
Race 1- Jockey- S McGovern- $100- AR190(3)- overweight.
Race – 4- Jockey J Rudd- $100- AR190(3)- overweight.
Race -5- Jockey J Rudd- $100- AR190(3)- overweight.
Race day injuries/illness
Race 3- Jockey S McGovern - dislodged shortly after going past the winning post as a result of his mount veering out abruptly and making contact with the outside rail. Despite being declared fit to ride by Queensland Ambulance Service, Mr McGovern complained of some soreness after the last race. Stewards advised Mr McGovern that he would require a Medical Clearance prior to riding again
Summary of action concerning thoroughbred horses
Horses swabbed pre-race
Horses swabbed post-race
Race 1- FASHIONETTI- Hung out for the majority- AR20(e) - Barrier Certificate.
Race 2- MONTELVINI- refused to load- AR20(e) - Barrier Certificate required.
Race 3- AIRWING- bucked shortly after the start and failed to finish the race- AR20 (e) - Warning.
Race 2- Rock Easy- injured in float minor abrasions to the right hip and cannon area - no Vet Certificate required.
Race 3- Jockey S McGovern- dislodged shortly after the winning post when TAPTHETILL veered out abruptly and make minor contact with the outside running rail. Jockey McGovern was examined by the Queensland Ambulance Services and passed fit to continue riding for the remainder of the meeting.
Summary of rider changes/Late notifications
Race 2- Imbatido- J. Rudd
Race 3- Graziano- R Faehr.
Race 3- Rapid Eagle- J Rudd.
Race 4- I’m The Business- R Faehr.
Race 5- Try To Be Good- R Faehr.
Race2- Rock Easy- Injured in float- declared a late scratching at 1.15pm.
Race 2- Montelvini- refused to load- declared a late scratching at 2.05pm.
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This report and the Stewards Comments for this meeting may be amended at any time, at the sole discretion of the Queensland Racing Integrity Commission (QRIC) Stewards as races are reviewed.