Saturday 25th June 2016

Track: Good
Penetrometer: n/a
Weather: Fine
Rail: True
Stewards: D Hensler (Chairman), L Twomey, R Hamilton, A Napier, L Jackson
Deputy Stewards: S Copelin (Deputy), Z Gooden (Deputy), L Ross (Clerk of Scales)
Number of Races: 7
Number of Runners: 64
Stakes Paid: $115,250


Stewards today conducted compliance checks and stable inspections which included examinations of all runners engaged to compete at today’s meeting.

As a result of inquiries into reports from these activities the following action was taken:

Trainer B Richard pleaded guilty of a breach of AR140(a)(ii)(b) in that he failed to report that BELLA GIULIETTA sustained an injury in a stable mishap on Friday 24th June 2016, which resulted in the mare having a swollen near hind fetlock and was fined the sum of $300.

Trainer C Pollard was fined $250 for a breach of AR178(F)(5) in that he had failed to maintain a record for treatment and medication administration for horses in his stable.

Trainers D Waters, T Halter and K Lamprecht were each reprimanded for breaching AR178(F)(5) in that the records presented for the treatment and medication administered to their relevant runners did not meet the specific requirements of the rule.

Race 1: ROANT Membership Due Maiden Plate 1300m

BEYOND CALCULATION (B Huppatz) – Raced keenly in the early and middle stages.

CHOICE APPROACH (R Oakford) – Commenced awkwardly.

KALIMNA (S Brown) – Slow to muster early speed. 

LEICA ROCKET (C Spry) – Raced wide throughout.

OUTDONE (P Shiers) – When questioned regarding the unplaced performance, rider advised that although he was obliged to race wide without cover in running, his mount was under pressure at the 500m and failed to finish the race off as anticipated.  A post-race veterinary examination failed to reveal any abnormalities.

BELLA GIULIETTA (F Bergstrand) – Underwent a veterinary examination upon arrival on course and was cleared to compete.  Dwelt at the start losing considerable ground.

Race 2 – U-Cart Handicap 1200m

SHOOT 'N' SCOOT (F Bergstrand) – Veered outwards at the start.

JUST TOO HARD (S Ridler) - Commenced awkwardly and steady from heels at the start.  Raced wide throughout and lay inwards through the middle stages.

Race 3 – Darwin Horse Floats Trobis Handicap 1200m

MACON COUNTY (V Arnott) – Bounded at the start.  Raced wide throughout.

MALIBU RAIN (P Shiers) – Fractious in the barriers and as a result underwent a veterinary examination and was cleared to compete.

VIKING PRINCE (B Davis) - Commenced awkwardly.

ROYAL CHOICE (B Huppatz) – Lay outwards in the middle stages and was taken outwards on straightening to secure clear running.

REDOUTE'S EMPIRE (R Vigar) – Slow to muster early speed.

CASH LEAKAGE (S Ridler) – Commenced awkwardly.

SUNSET STRIP (W Davis) - Commenced awkwardly.

INFERENTIAL (C Spry) – Crowded at the start.  Slow to muster early speed.

BRANDY NAN (K Gladwin) – Raced wide for majority of the event.

Race 4 – Nev Connor Memorial 1100m

POT BLACK (S Cahill) – Commenced awkwardly.  Slow to muster early speed.  Rider reported that when his mount commenced awkwardly he struck his left leg on the barrier partition and explained that this was the reason for his mount racing further back in the field in the early stages than anticipated.

DE STARSANDCIRCLES (S Brown) – Raced wide throughout.

BELLE EZ (J Lyon) – Fractious in the barriers and when the start was effected, the mare dropped its head and consequently dislodged its rider.

General: Jockey J Lyon was examined by the Paramedics and cleared of any significant injury.

Race 5 – Cassie Chapman Handicap 1000m

GALLANT EXPRESS (S Ridler) – Raced wide on straightening.

SPARKLING VIXEN (F Bergstrand) – Bounded, then crowded for room at the start.  Slow to muster early speed.

Race 6 – Roofclad Handicap 1600m

KING KEV (B Davis) – The Club Veterinarian reported that the gelding had returned from the race with blood in its mouth.

HAMMERED ART (K Gladwin) – Steadied when the pace eased leaving the 1100m.

DUBLIN LAD (F Bergstrand) – Crowded and steadied passing the 900m.  Tightened for room and restrained near the 800m.

General: On inquiry it was established that approaching the 900m, Dublin Lad (F Bergstrand) was crowded for room and steadied by CRUZIERO (D Pisani) which shifted ground marginally when laying inwards and was then corrected by its rider.

At a further inquiry, jockey D Pisani (CRUZIERO) pleaded guilty to a charge of careless riding under AR137(a) with the specifics being that near the 800m he failed to make sufficient effort to prevent his mount from shifting inwards resulting in DUBLIN LAD being tightened for room and restrained.  D Pisani had his licence to ride in races suspended for one NT meeting to commence midnight tomorrow night (26th June) to expire after 2nd July 2016.

Race 7 – UBET ROANT Gold Cup 1300m

BIG MAN (B Davis) – Commenced awkwardly.

ROYAL REQUEST (S Cahill) – Commenced awkwardly.


Swab samples were taken from all winners and ORION (R7). Pre race samples were taken CRUZIERO, SPARKLING VIXEN, LEAD HUSSON, OUTDONE, THE CONCORDE, STREET ROYALE and all runners engaged in Race 7.


Race 1 - Trainer C Pollard fined $250 for a breach of AR178(F)(5) for failing to keep a record of treatment and medication administered to horses in his stable.

Race 1 - Apprentice S Brown was fined $100 for a breach of AR137(A)(4)(b) for using a whip action that raised his arm above shoulder height.

Race 1 – Trainer B Richard was fined $300 for a breach of AR140(a)(ii)(b) for failing to report a condition for BELLA GIULIETTA.

Race 2 - Apprentice S Brown was fined $200 for a breach of AR137(A)(5)(i)&(ii) for using his whip consecutively and on four additional occasions than permitted prior to the 100m. 


Race 2 - Apprentice S Brown was reprimanded AR175(k) for negligence for failing to weigh out with racing colours.

Race 2 - Trainer K Lamprecht was reprimanded for a breach of AR175(k) for negligence in failing to notify a plating change for SHOOT ‘N’ SCOOT.

Race 3 - Trainer J Peacock was reprimanded under AR175(k) for negligence in presenting REDOUTE’S EMPIRE and MR PORTER to race with plating that was not up to standard.


Race 6 – Jockey D Pisani was suspended for 1 NT meeting for careless riding under AR137(a).



D Hensler

NT Chairman of Stewards

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