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Yea Stewards 23rd February 2020
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Yea and St Pats Racing Club INC.

Date:

Sunday 23rd February 2020

Track:

Good 4, Upgraded to Good 3 @ 12.25pm

Penetrometer:

N/A

Weather:

Fine

Rail:

True

 

 

Stewards Panel:

Mrs J McSwain, Mr J Anselmi, Mr C Pellegrino

 

Race 1 CHRIS LETHAM ELECTRICAL TROPHY RACE (2) HANDICAP - 1600 metres

Drovers Yarn slow to begin.

Pistol Rider K Bailey was harmlessly dislodged prior from her mount on arrival at the barriers. Raced three wide without cover throughout. Layed in under pressure over the concluding 200m.

Messi Divorce brushed the running rail passing the 400m.

Race 2 FOODWORKS SKYLINE TROPHY RACE (1) hANDICAP - 1200 metres:

Molly Dook Slow to begin. Performed below market expectations. Rider M Morris explained that in her opinion the mare was disappointing today, travelled well throughout however failed to respond as expected over the concluding stages. A postrace veterinary examination revealed no abnormality.

The Anarchist Jumped awkwardly and lost ground.

Anges Over raced through the early stages and near the 1000m was steadied to avoid the heels of So I Am.

Race 3 MACS HOTEL KILMORE MAIDEN PLATE - 2140 metres: -

Romgeetta commenced to weaken from the 400m. Rider R Kirkpatrick could offer no explanation for the disappointing performance. A post race veterinary examination revealed no abnormality. Trainer M Sell advised that the gelding would likely be retired from racing upon consultation with the owners.

Ankh Tillo raced wide without cover in the early and middle stages.

Jay Vee Tee fractious in the barriers, jumped away awkwardly.

Race 4 LARKFIELD ST PATS CUP - 2140 metres:

Last Dance slow to begin. Steadied to avoid the heels of Diamond Geyser (T Grace) which shifted in passing the 1000m. Steadied to avoid the heels of Diamond Geyser when disappointed for a narrow run passing the 800m. T Grace was notified to exercise far greater care when shifting ground in future.

Arlington Heights raced wide without cover throughout.

Launch Time Near the 600m raced in restricted room between Bayfury which when hanging out shifted out slightly and Arlington Heights. Rider C King was fined the sum of $100 under the provisions of AR132(7)(a)(ii), for whip use on 9 occasions prior to the 100m, four more than permitted.

Diamond Geyser - T Grace was fined the sum of $200 under the provisions of AR132(7)(a)(ii), for using his whip on 9 occasions prior to the 100m four more than permitted. Stewards took into account his record in relation to whip breaches..  Rider T Grace was fined $50 for making a celebratory gesture prior to the winning post.

Race 5 PAT AND HELEN QUINLAN MEMORIAL TROPHY RACE (3) HANDICAP - 1300 metres:

Ferrero Trainer G Strang notified Stewards that the mare was lame in the near foreleg prior to arriving on course. Stewards subsequently ordered the withdrawal of the mare at 2.20pm. A veterinary certificate will be lodged with respect to the mare.

Grazie Mille slow to begin. Raced wide without cover throughout.

Rokurokubi Performed below market expectations. Rider C King advised the mare travelled well however failed to respond to her riding when place under pressure over the concluding stages.

Race 6 ROYAL MAIL HOTEL OPEN TROPHY RACE HANDICAP - 1600 metres:

Derek The Viking raced three wide without cover throughout.

Shadow Omen Rider Tim Grace pleaded guilty to a charge under the provisions of AR132(7)(a)(ii), the particulars of the charge being that he used his whip on ten occasions prior to the 100 metre mark. Tim Graces licence to ride in races was suspended for one picnic race meeting, commencing at midnight 29th of February 2020 and to expire midnight 7th March 2020. In assessing penalty Stewards took into account his guilty plea and record in relation to whip breaches.

SWAB SAMPLES

Pre-race blood for post-race analysis:

Race 1 Pistol (nz)

Race 2 So I Am

Race 3 Romgeetta

Race 4 Launch Time

Race 5 Serveur

Race 6 clair Raider

Post race samples from following horses:

All Winners

Raceday Summary

Late Scratchings:

Race 5 Ferrero (2.20pm vets advice)

Fines:

Race 4 C King - $100- Whip Use

Race 4 T Grace - $200 Whip Use

Race 4- T Grace - $50 Celebratory gesture.

Suspensions:

Race 6 - T Grace (whip use) one meeting (mid 29//20 mid 07/03/20)

 

 

 

 

 

 

             
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