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Stewards Report

Launceston 03/12/2017

OFFICE OF RACING INTEGRITY

HARNESS RACING STEWARDS REPORT

CLUB:LAUNCESTON PACING CLUB

DATE:SUNDAY 3 DECEMBER 2017

TRACK:  SOFT

WEATHER:   RAINING

STEWARDS:

A CROWTHER (CHAIRMAN)

D TYSON

B BAUDINETTE

P HALL

J AINSCOW

G GRIFFIN (STARTER)

VETERINARY SURGEON:

DR FIONA DUGGAN

     

Trainers with multiple runners engaged in any race were questioned as to their intended driving tactics.

Prior to the first race Stewards inspected the track and directed that mudguards be fitted to sulkies in tonight’s meeting.

RACE 1 – ELDERSLIE HORSE CARE PACE – 1680 METRES

After being crossed to the lead in the early stages by JOHNS LEGACY, ISNTSHEJUST (Chris Alford) then worked forward to re-take the lead in the middle stages.

GUESSTAMATE broke as the start was affected and has  now been placed out of the draw.

PHIREY PHILTRA broke in the latter part of the score-up and was out of position as the start was affected and has been placed out of draw. Subsequent to the race it was found that PHIREY PHILTRA had dislodged its head check bit during the run.

ONLY A MYTH tired over the concluding stages.

READY TO FIRE NZ progressed worked forward in the three wide in early and middle stages.

RACE 2 – WREST POINT HOTEL CASINO STAKES – 2200 METRES

SMILIN GEOFF (John Walters) after showing gate  speed then shortly after the  start broke its near-side hopple loop  and then  broke racing into the first turn shifting away from the marker pegs inconveniencing ART OF MY ART and COURAGEOUS KATEE.  SMILIN GEOFF was then retired from the event by its driver. Subsequent  to the race the hopples were inspected and found to be of  near new quality.

Stewards enquired into the reason that GOGGO GEE GEE racing roughly near the 250 metre mark after taking evidence from the drivers Barrie Rattray (GOGGO GEE GEE) and Mark Yole  (POCKETS OF COURAGE)  Mr  Yole pleaded guilty to a  charge under AHHR 168(1)(a) careless driving for permitting his drive to shift out resulting in GOGGO GEE GEE’s nearside hindleg  being contacted. Mr Yole’s licence  was suspended for two race dates commencing midnight on the 3rd December 2017, expiring midnight on the 10th December 2017.

AT WEST POINT NZ pulled hard in the score-up.

STRIKING BEAUTY raced rough in the back straight on the first occasion  when working forward to the  lead. Driver Chris Alford also reported that  the mare had a tendency  to hit the  sulky with its hind legs during the run. A post-race veterinary examination revealed no apparent abnormalities.

ITZ GEMMAS DELIGHT and COURAGEOUS KATEE were  inconvenienced on the home turn when GOGGO GEE GEE was checked.

A post-race swab was taken from OLWEN JACCKA, winner of the event.

Stewards inquired into the manner in which (Hannah Van Dongen) REGAL IDEA shifted ground racing toward the 900 metre mark after taking evidence from drivers (Hannah Van Dongen) REGAL IDEA and (Ricky Duggan) OLWEN JACCKA NZ. Miss Van Dongen was given the benefit of the doubt as to whether her actions constituted a breach  of  AHHR 163(1)(b) and was advised   to take more care when shifting ground.

RACE 3 – GO RACING TASMANIA STAKES – 1680 METRES

After crossing the lead into the first turn BORDER CROSS in turn had the lead taken  away by SPOT EIGHT.

CALL HER JULIE worked forward in the early stages to  race outside the leader.

APACHE SHARK worked forward three wide in the middle stages to the lead. APACHE SHARK  had a tendency to hang in and also shifted out  approaching the finish.

RACE 4 – NORTHERN TASMANIAN LIGHT HARNESS ASSOCIATION CUP – 2698 METRES

RUSTY RED COMET stood flat footed then galloped out and has been placed out of the draw and must complete three consecutive  satisfactory performances  to be re-instated.

DELLAS COMMAND was held and unable to obtain clear running in the home straight.

HAFTER galloped out and was placed on his last chance in the draw and then tailed the field throughout

LIV LAVISH NZ galloped out and has been placed on its  last chance in the draw.

Stewards inquired into the manner in which Natalee Emery (IVE GOT OOMPH)  shifted to the peg line  racing into the first turn  when insufficiently clear of DELLAS COMMAND, which resulted  in driver Craig Hayes having to restrain his drive which then raced rough. Ms  Emery  pleaded guilty to  a charge under  AHHR 163(1)(b) for failing to be a metre clear of extended front legs of DELLAS COMMAND when crossing and  after consideration was given to her offence record for interference related matters   her licence was suspended for three races dates commencing midnight tonight and  expiring at  midnight on  17th December 2017.

Post race  swab samples were taken from SOLID AS A ROCK,  winner of the event.

RACE 5 – GREAT NORTHERN SUPER CRISP CITY OF LAUNCESTON CUP – 2698 METRES

QUEENS ADVOCATE NZ surrendered the lead as MAJOR SECRET worked forward  in the early stages to the lead.

DESTREOS NZ pulled hard in the score-up.

TAURISI and DAPPER DANA NZ were held up for clear racing when rounding the home turn.

IM BARNEY RUBBLE NZ was held up and unable to obtain clear running over the concluding stages.  

 A post-race swab sample was taken MAJOR SECRET winner of the event.

RACE 6 – LUXBET STAKES NON WINNERS FINAL – 2200 METRES

INVEST withstood  a challenge for the lead from BETTOR GO GO to the winning post  on the first occasion.

TSIMBA RIDGE raced rough after the start from its inside second row draw and has been placed on its last chance in the draw.

KALISKA LEIS tired badly over the concluding stages to finish distanced. The mare  underwent a post-race veterinary examination which indicated  a heart arrhythmia. KALISKA LEIS has been stood down from racing pending a veterinary certificate of fitness including the results of  an  ECG taken after fast work. The mare must then also trial prior to racing.

OUR BOY JOHNNY tired the concluding stages.

RACE 7 – MICK’S FRUIT & VEGIE SHED STAKES – 2200 METRES

As the field scored -up on the first occasion KRAFTY BOY fell in the score-up and the starter   called  a false start. . KRAFTY BOY was then ordered a late scratching at 9:18pm with all wagers ordered to be refunded.  The track also then required remedial works prior to the race causing a significant delay . KRAFTY BOY underwent a post race veterinary examination which indicated only minor lacerations. Driver Paul Ashwood reported that a hopple loop had become caught under a knee boot, causing the colt to break and then fall. Mr Ashwood was assessed  by the on course ambulance officers and was uninjured.

IDEN FOREST broke a hopple connecting strap and was then retired from the event. The gear was inspected and was found to be of suitable quality.

Stewards inquired into the manner in which ALBAYZIN(S Freeman) shifted in on the first turn, causing IZAHA(B Rattray) to be severely checked.. After taking evidence from drivers Samantha Freeman and Barrie Rattray IZAHA and viewing the films   Miss Freeman pleaded guilty to a charge under  AHHR 163(1)(a)(iii)  and  her licence to drive in races was suspended for 4 race dates,  commencing midnight tonight and expiring midnight 22nd December 2017. Stewards also enquired into the tactics adopted on the mare and after  taking evidence from driver (Samantha Freeman) adjourned that inquiry.

AMERICAN ALLI broke in the latter part of the score up  and was out of position at the start. The colt then continued to race rough and broke on several occasion in running. A post-race veterinary examination indication a laceration to near hind pastern and the colt was also found to be  lame in that leg. Connections were advised that AMERICAN ALLI has been stood down from racing pending a veterinary certificate of fitness to race. Given the circumstances of a false start and a finding of lameness the colt was placed on its last chance in the draw.

SEMOWILLREV worked forward in the early stages four then three wide to the lead. Stewards queried  driver  Craig Hayes who  explained that the  fast lead time during which time he worked forward  contributed to the colts defeat.

RACE 8 – TASMANIAN HORSE TRANSPORT PACE – 1680 METRES

Due to the delay in race 7 the amended start time for this race was 9:52pm.

SHADOW STORM after working forward to race outside the leader then gave ground badly from the 500 metres,  severely checking FOUR SMART ACES which contacted its  sulky. SHADOW STORM has been stood from racing for 10 daysand until  the completion of a satisfactory trial.

UNION FORCE was held up over the concluding stages.

Prior to the all clear, driver Ricky Duggan (CARDINAL ART)  asked to view the films, in particular from the bell to the 800 metres. After doing so and taking into consideration the beaten margin he then  elected not to lodge a protest.  Stewards the inquired into the circumstances around CARDINAL ART racing four wide at that point. Driver (Hannah Van Dongen) LONG AGO pleaded guilty to a charge AHHR 163(1)(b) her licence to drive in races was suspended for three race dates commencing midnight on the 3rd December, expiring midnight on the 17th December 2017.

Post-race swab samples were taken from LONG AGO winner of the event.

RACE 9 – FASHIONS ON THE FIELD PACE – 1680 METRES

MASTERKOVA hung out in the score-up and was late getting into position as CARLAS HEAVEN (Mark Yole) which was  draw to its outside  also had a tendency to hang in  in the score-up.

JAMINAS JOY was held up and unable to obtain clear running over the concluding stages.

Acting under a confirmed telephone call from trainer Brent Parish who advised that SVENSSON had an elevated temperature and was not  drinking and unfit to start. Stewards ordered that mares  scratching at 1:15pm.SVENNSSON has been stood down for 28 days which may be varied upon production of a veterinary certificate of fitness to race.

SUMMARY

REPRIMANDS

 

FINES

 

SUSPENSIONS

R4 - N EMERY - AHHR165(1)(b) - 3 Race dates

R7 - S FREEMAN - AHHR 163(a)(iii) - 4 Race dates

R8 - H VAN DONGEN - AHHR 163(1)(b) - 3 Race dates

R2 - M YOLE - AHHR 168(1)(a) - 2 Race dates.

HORSE ACTIONS

 

LICENSED PERSONS ACTIONS

 

PRE-RACE SWAB SUMMARY

Race 1

ARTARAMA

PHIREY PHILTRA

Race 2

GOGGO GEE GEE

REGAL IDEA

Race 3

ALL STYLE SAMMY

BORDER CROSS

APACHE SHARK

Race 4

STYLISH TREND NZ

CEMENTO RAPIDO

Race 5

BLACK CENTURIAN

QUEENS ADVOCATE NZ

NO SPRING SECRETS

IM BARNEY RUBBLE NZ

MAJOR SECRET

DESTREOS NZ

Race 7

LEAD SINGER

IZAHA

Race 8

POP THE CORK

FOUR SMART ACES

POST-RACE SWAB SUMMARY

Race 2

OLWEN JACCKA NZ

Race 4

SOLID AS A ROCK

Race 5

MAJOR SECRET

Race 8

LONG AGO

A CROWTHER

CHAIRMAN

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