Saturday 7th July 2018

Track: Good
Penetrometer: N/A
Weather: Fine
Rail: True
Stewards: D Hensler (Chairman), R Hamilton, A Napier, S Copelin
Deputy Stewards: P Carroll, S O’Brien (Clerk of Scales), K Hampson (Assistant to the Stewards)
Number of Races: 9
Number of Runners: 94
Stakes Paid: $231,750

General – On Friday 8 July, 2018 jockey B Sweeney incurred a suspension for a breach of

AR81A(1)(a) and as a result was not permitted to fulfil his riding engagements at

this meeting and the following replacements were approved:

R1 AUSSIE JACK – K Gladwin,





Race 1: 0-76 1300m

GRACIOUS PROSPECT (J Todd) – Returned with a laceration to the near hind leg.

CANNOT BE SERIOS (J Maskiell) Raced wide throughout.

HAMMERED ART (C Spry) – Commenced awkwardly. Slow to muster early speed. Post race the veterinarian reported the gelding returned with an ulcerated eye.

AUSSIE JACK (K Gladwin) – Commenced awkwardly and bumped.

CADMAN (P Denton) – Slow into stride and dipped shortly after the start.

RYE (W Davis) - Returned from the race having bled from both nostrils. Trainer K Petrick was advised of the provisions of AR53.

Race 2: Open 1100m

PYXIS (K Gladwin) – Dwelt at the start. When questioned regarding the unplaced performance rider advised that whilst his mount had a tendency to lay outwards through the middle stages the mare was under pressure prior to straightening and failed to run on in the straight as anticipated. A post race veterinary examination failed to reveal any abnormalities. Trainer M Nyhan expressed disappointment in the performance and undertook to have blood tests taken from the mare analysed and would advise accordingly of the results.

JAVA (R Oakford) – Raced wide for the majority of the event.

Race 3: 0-70 1100m

BROOKLYN (C Spry) – Bumped at the start.  

GAMORA (F Bergstrand) – Commenced awkwardly and bumped.

GOD FORBID (P Denton) – Slow into stride and crowded and bumped shortly after.

OMBROMANI (W Davis) – Raced wide throughout.

Race 4: 3YO 0-64 1600m

A protest lodged by jockey S Fawke rider of the second placed MARINA against the winner MULLIGAN FALLS (W Davis) alleging interference approaching the 100m was dismissed. In dismissing the objection Stewards were of the opinion that whilst MULLIGAN FALLS had shifted into the running line of MARINA and as a result that gelding was impeded near the 100m, they were not satisfied that the ground lost in the incident was greater than the margin between both runners at the finish.

ROAR (J Maskiell) – Bumped heavily at the start. The veterinarian reported post race that the colt was suffering from cardiac arrhythmia. Trainer R Hickmotts’ representative was advised that the colt must barrier trial to the satisfaction of the Stewards and be cleared in a post trial veterinary examination prior to racing again.

MARINA (S Fawke) – Impeded from heels and angled outwards near the 100m.

HILDISVINI (J Lyon) – Slow into stride. Despite the efforts of its rider failed to muster any speed in the early and middle stages and raced off the bit until inside the 600m. The gelding then picked up the bit approaching the home turn and responded to the riders’ urgings and finished the race off strongly in the straight.

MULLIGAN FALLS (W Davis) – Crowded and bumped at the start.

PLENARY (V Arnott) – Commenced awkwardly and bumped. Raced wide for the majority of the event.

WINGED HUSSAR (B Sweeney) – Bumped heavily at the start.

GeneralOn inquiry jockey W Davis (MULLIGAN FALLS) was reprimanded for careless riding under AR137(a) for allowing his mount to shift inwards when not fully clear near the 100m resulting in MARINA being impeded.

Race 5: 0-66 1600m

ADATTO (J Maskiell) – Commenced awkwardly.

GOLDEN BUCKLEBOO (J Todd) - Commenced awkwardly and bumped.

INTERNSHIP (C Spry) – Bumped at the start. Raced keenly passing the 1400m.

STRATEGIC JEUNY (K Gladwin) – Bumped and crowded at the start. Raced keenly passing the 900m.

TANTRIC (B Davis) – Raced wide throughout.

OUR SWAGMAN (S Tsaikos) – Crowded at the start. The veterinarian reported the gelding returned with an ulcerated eye.

Race 6: 0-58 1300m

EXEONERATE (P Shiers) – Lay inwards racing into the 700m turn.

HALOGEM (K Gladwin) – Bumped at the start.

PREEMPTIVE (J Maskiell) – Commenced awkwardly. Raced wide from the 600m.

CHARIOT OF GOLD  (K Cross) – Bumped at the start.

PLANET AMERICA (J Lyon) – Commenced awkwardly.

RUSTIC DEBUTANTE  (J Todd) – Raced wide throughout.

Race 7: 0-62 1200m

LAGO GIRL (J Lyon) – Impeded for clear running in the early stages of the straight.

MISS MOSH (J Todd) – Had a tendency to lay inwards under pressure in the straight.

NICCOROSSA (F Bergstrand) – At the request of the rider, the mare underwent a veterinary examination behind the barriers and was cleared to compete.

BAJ (K Cross) – Commenced awkwardly and veered outwards at the start. Raced wide throughout.

SABAI SABAI (W Davis) – Carried outwards and hampered at the start. Raced keenly into the first turn.

DUST N DIAMONDS (B Sweeney) – Slow into stride.

LILLIE EVANGELENE (S Tsaikos) – Raced wide throughout

Race 8: 3YO Guineas 1600m

Runners were required on course 2 hours prior to start time.

BRUNSWICK STREET (P Shiers) – Cast the off fore plate in running.

PERFECT FOX (S Tsaikos) – Raced wide from the 700m.

ZAP (K Gladwin) – Slow into stride. Raced keenly into restricted room around the first turn and dipped from heels. Rider reported he was struck in the face by debris from the track near the 550m.

MAZZARO (R Vigar) – Fractious prior to the start.

General – Jockey K Gladwin sustained an injury to his right eye during the race when he was struck in the head by unidentified debris near the 550m. He was transported to Royal Darwin Hospital for observation. K Gladwin will be required to present a medical clearance prior to riding again. After viewing the patrol films Stewards have been unable to determine what type of debris struck jockey K Gladwin and intend to interview him regarding this incident in due course.

Race 9: BMNT 1600m

Jockey B Davis replaced K Gladwin as the rider of GRAND TETON.

LIEDER  (J Maskiell) – Raced wide from the 600m.

LOTION (C Spry) – Crowded at the start.

RECONNECT (W Davis) – Raced wide from the 700m.

OLIVARES (S Fawke) – Bumped at the start.


Swab samples were taken from all winners and KRONOS (R8). Pre race samples were taken from HAMMERED ART, CANNOT BE SERIOS, MARBEL DUKE, BAKER’S DOZEN, ROAR, ROCKMEARTIE, ELECTRIC CRIMSON, RECONNECT and all runners engaged in race 8.


Race 7 – Jockey K Cross was fined $100 for presenting and riding in the incorrect colours NT119

Race 8 – Apprentice S Brown was fined $200 for a whip breach – AR137A(5)(a)(ii)


Race 4 Jockey W Davis was reprimanded for careless riding AR137(a)

Race 9 Jockey R Vigar was reprimanded for a whip breach AR137A(5)(a)(ii)



Embargos & warnings

Race 1 RYE – bled both nostrils 3 month ban (1st time)

D Hensler

Chairman of Stewards

Stewards Reports

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