Saturday, 12th August 2017 (Katherine)
Stewards: D Hensler (Chairman), A Napier, S Copelin (Clerk of Scales), Veterinary: Dr Peter Trembath
Deputy Stewards: N/A
Number of Races: 6
Number of Runners: 29
Stakes Paid: $91,500
Race 1: Benchmark 54 Handicap 1300m
No incidents to report.
Race 2: 0 - 58 Handicap 1100m
DUST 'N' DIAMONDS (W Davis) – Raced wide throughout.
CHICA CALIENTE (V Arnott) – Bounded at the start. Raced wide throughout.
Race 3: 0 - 70 Handicap 1100m
INVITATIONS (J Lyon) – Slow into stride.
Race 4: TROBIS Maiden Plate 1000m
AUNTY NUDIE ( C Spry) Commenced awkwardly. Mistrode near the 900m for no apparent reason and blundered badly almost dislodging its rider. Eased down in the straight. The mare returned to enclosure with no visible abnormalities. Trainer N Dyer was advised that the mare must barrier trial to the satisfaction of the Stewards prior to racing again.
Race 5: 0 - 64 Handicap 1700m
MIGHTY ACTION (J Todd) – Commenced awkwardly.
MICKY (J Lyon) – Commenced awkwardly and lost ground.
General – Stewards permitted jockey P Shiers to ride OUR SWAGMAN at 2kgs overweight as there was no other rider available to ride at the allotted weight.
Race 6: Katherine Cup 1700m
DELTA D'OR (J Lyon) – Yielded ground from the 300m after leading in the event.
BEL SIR (J Todd) – Commenced awkwardly.
HAMMERED ART (C Spry) – Raced wide throughout.
Swab samples were taken from all winners.
Race 2 – Trainer M Nyhan was fined $200 for failing to lodge a letter of authority
Race 3 – Trainer M Hickmott was fined $200 for failing to lodge a letter of authority
Race 4 – AUNTY NUDIE must barrier trial
NT Chairman of Stewards