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Yea Stewards 17th December 2016
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Saturday 17th December 2016


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Stewards Panel:

Mr S Cochrane & Mr C Agnew

Other Comments / Explanations:

Prior to the commencement of the race meeting Stewards inspected a section of the track near the 1600m chute after it was established that a sprinkler in that section of the track was faulty. After viewing the track Stewards ordered that the distance of Race 6 be altered to 1560m to avoid any safety concerns.

Race 1 Nath meades last hurrah trophy race - 2100 metres:

Nine Mile Sniper Over raced through the early stages.

Bar Date Over raced through the early stages.

Earn A Quid In the straight lay in under pressure.

Race 2 cameron rennie santic stakes - 1200 metres:

Ace King After being fractious in the barriers was removed and examined by the RV Veterinary surgeon. Acting on Veterinary advice Stewards ordered the late withdrawal of the gelding at 1:51pm. Trainer T Kilgower was notified that the gelding must officially trial to the Stewards satisfaction prior to racing again. T Kilgower indicated it was now his intention to retire the gelding.

All monies bet for a win and/or place and concession betting on the late scratching to be refunded.

All successful bets on horses prior to time of withdrawal are subject to the following deductions in the dollar from the face value of the ticket:

Win Bets Keep Digging - 4 cents

Place Bets (For Winner) Keep Digging - 5 cents

Place Bets (For 2nd) - Ragtime 5 cents

Place Bets (For 3rd) Secret Place 8 cents

*All monies bet after the Stewards declaration of withdrawal to be paid at face value of ticket.

Show Em Jack Fractious in the barriers. Examined by the RV Veterinary surgeon and passed fit to race. Shortly after the start had to steadied to avoid the heels of Keep Digging(A Bell) that shifted in. Eased down in the straight. When questioned rider C Kirkpatrick stated approaching the 200m the gelding dipped on a couple of occasions and after this did not feel right in its action and for this reason he eased his mount out of the race. A post race Veterinary examination failed to reveal any obvious abnormalities. Trainer J Crosbie was notified that prior to racing again the gelding must trial to Stewards satisfaction and that a Veterinary certificate of fitness must be produced.

Giftant Slow to begin.

Secret Place Raced three wide without cover for the majority of the race.

Keep Digging Held up from the 600m until obtaining clear running passing the 400m

Anita Bell (Keep Digging) pleaded guilty to a charge of careless riding under the provisions of AR137(a), the carelessness being that shortly after the start she permitted her mount to shift in when not sufficiently clear of Show Em Jack resulting in that gelding having to be steadied to avoid the heels of Keep Digging. Anita Bell had her permit to ride in races suspended for a period to commence midnight December 17th and to expire midnight January 1st , a total of two picnic race meetings. In assessing penalty Stewards took into account Anita Bells guilty plea,good riding record and that the carelessness was in the low range.

Race 3 phillip lobley wines maiden plate - 1300 metres:

La Monet Slow to begin. Performed below market expectation. Rider G Seccombe stated the mare was not suited by todays track conditions.

Millusion Beach Slow to begin.

Dad N Bris Shed Raced three wide without cover for the majority of the event. Stumbled near the 150m.

Mirabilly Raced four wide without cover for the majority of the event.

Race 4 st david dairy 0-55 trophy - 1300 metres:

Deduct Broke through the front of the barriers. Examined by the RV Veterinary surgeon and passed fit to race.

Clever Costa After being fractious in barriers broke through the front and galloped for a short distance. Examined by the RV Veterinary surgeon and passed fit to race.

Deni Flyer Slow to begin. Rider R Goodwin reported that in his opinion the gelding may have come to the end of its preparation.

Frisky No More Performed below market expectations. Rider J Peat stated the gelding never travelled throughout the event and failed to respond to his riding when placed under pressure.


Befitting Slow to begin (3L). Rider C King stated the gelding failed to travel throughout the event.


Diamond Lad Slow to begin.

Make Believe Diva Raced wide without cover for the majority of the event.

Lubricate Performed below market expectation. Rider C Pace stated the gelding was not suited by todays track conditions.


Pre-race blood for post-race analysis:

Race5 Befitting

Race5 It Could Be You

Race5 Mr Schiller

Race5 Sanctuary

Post race samples from following horses:

Race6 Maldonado - Winner

Raceday Summary

Late Scratchings:

Race 2 Ace King Vet Advice


A Bell Careless riding

Horse Actions:

Race 2 Ace King -Trial

Race2 Show Em Jack Trial/Vet Cert



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