VIC - Stewards Supplementary Report

09 May 2019
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Terang – 30 April 2019

RACE 3 - COBDEN AB 2YO PACE

Barry Dunn, trainer of Maxactor, advised the gelding has recovered well following an incident passing the winning post. Mr Dunn explained that the stable veterinary surgeon inspected the gelding and failed to find present any significant abnormalities. Mr Dunn added that due to Maxactor failing to show any significant abnormalities, he would continue with the preparation.

Geelong – 24 April 2019

RACE 4 - E K BRAY COUNTRY CLUBS PACE (2ND HEAT)

Lance Justice, trainer of Justice Served, explained that the gelding had recovered well following this event. Mr Justice added that connections felt that the gelding failed to be suited to the Geelong track and had a tendency to brush its knee, which affected  the geldings performance.  

Maryborough – 14 January 2019

RACE 4- BELLE VUE TRADING 3YO PACE (2190 MS)

David Miles, trainer of Puntarno Stride NZ, pleaded guilty to a charge under Rule 273(2) in that he presented Puntarno Stride NZ to start fitted with a ‘Vitesse’ sulky which was of insufficient strength resulting in the sulky failing and the seat structure becoming dislodged.

In assessing penalty Stewards were mindful this amounted to a significant safety issue, previous penalties imposed and Mr Miles’ guilty plea and cooperation. Stewards accordingly imposed a fine of $1,000 and ordered that half of the penalty be suspended for a period of 12 months providing there are no further offences in that time.

General

Trainer Shaun McNaulty has notified Stewards following a number of his horses performing below expectations, inclusive of Its All Business (Race 4) and Gobsmacked (Race 7) at the Swan Hill meeting on 25 April 2019 and Springa (Race 5) at the Melton meeting on 26 April 2019, that blood tests conducted on his stable horses have revealed them to be exhibiting a low grade virus. Mr McNaulty added that as a result of these findings he will now treat the affected horses accordingly and give them a brief let up from competition.