Inter Dominion Update

02 December 2021 | Club Menangle

Stable Representative Robert Morris reported to Stewards this morning that Funky Monkey NZ and Robyns Playboy NZ were examined this morning by Stable Veterinarian Dr Andrew Argyle. Both horses were scoped and had blood tests taken. Dr Argyle advised that the scope of Funky Monkey NZ revealed mucus in the mare’s trachea, whilst Robyns Playboy NZ displayed evidence of an upper respiratory tract infection. Mr Morris advised that both Funky Monkey NZ and Robyns Playboy NZ would be withdrawn from the Inter Dominion series and head to the spelling paddock.

Trainer’s representative Anthony Butt also reported to Stewards this morning that Stable Veterinarian Dr Andrew Argyle had examined Majestic Man. Dr Argyle advised that upon scope Majestic Man had displayed signs of mucus but nothing that should prevent the gelding from further competing in the Inter Dominion series. Blood tests were also taken and the results should be available tomorrow.

Trainer Bernie Hewitt advised Stewards today that Make Memphis had been scoped by Stable Veterinarian Dr David Searle and is showing signs of a throat infection. Mr Hewitt further advised that Make Mine Memphis would be withdrawn from the remainder of the Inter Dominion series.

Lotamuscle NZ underwent pre and post race veterinary examinations at Bathurst last night after sustaining lacerations to its neck in float incident prior to the 1st round of Inter Dominion heats at Menangle as previously advised in HRNSW Integrity Release dated Friday 26thNovember 2021 and Stewards Report from that Menangle meeting. After examination it was determined that the horses condition had improved from Menangle and it was passed fit to take its place in the 2nd round of the Inter Dominion series. Lotamuscle NZ raced at Menangle with a plastic burr attached to the offside rein, however given the lacerations to the geldings neck the burr was affixed in a reverse position with the burrs pointing away from the horses neck. The horse again completed the preliminary at Bathurst last night with the burr affixed in reverse. At the completion of the preliminary the horse was re-examined by HRNSW Regulatory Veterinarian Dr Martin Wainscott and displayed signs of the burr rubbing on the horses neck, at which time it was agreed that the burr would be removed and Lotamuscle NZ cleared to start in the event. The condition of Lotamuscle NZ will continue to be monitored by HRNSW Regulatory Veterinarians for the remainder of the Inter Dominion series.


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