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Darwin Turf Club: 22/04/2020

Weather: Fine Track: Good Rail: True Position

Stewards: D Hensler (Chairman), R Hamilton, S Copelin, P Carrol, S O’Brien (Clerk of Scales), K Hampson (Assistant to the Stewards)

Stable Compliance: R Hamilton, D Hensler

Veterinary: Howard Springs Veterinary Clinic

Number of Races: 5

Number of Runners: 37

Stakes Paid: $104,000


Race 1: CL2 1300m

Stewards interviewed trainer G Clarke in relation to the riding instructions he intended to issue as his stable had multiple runners in the event.

COUNT OF ESSEX (P Shiers) – Raced wide for the majority of the event.

FORT KNOX (K Gladwin) – Raced wide throughout.

CALL ME LEGEND (T Triechel) – Reared as the start was effected and lost several lengths.

SO INSPIRING (B Huppatz) – Bumped at the start.

BLAZE OF GLORY (B Davis) – Commenced awkwardly.


Race 2: BM76 1300m

HIGH COST (T Treichel) – Raced wide throughout.

TYCOON DANCER (P Shiers) – Held up for clear running round the home turn until taken outwards on straightening.

ARANCINI (W Davis) – Returned having bled from both nostrils. As this was the second occasion the gelding had bled, trainer P Cole was advised of the provisions of AR 79(6) in that the gelding is now ineligible to start in any race.


Race 3: BM54 1200m

KARMONAARON (J Todd) – Raced wide in running. Following the unplaced performance a post race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to have an elevated heart rate and was slow to recover.

IRON CURTAIN (B Davis) – Prior to the event trainer C Pollard advised that the gelding had cast the near hind plate and as it could not be refitted in a timely manner he was granted permission to allow the gelding to compete without this plate. This information was disseminated.

GO WALLY (Y Valenti) – Slow into stride.

BIG JUAN (B Huppatz) – Raced wide throughout.


Race 4: 0-64 1200m

Stewards interviewed trainer G Clarke in relation to the riding instructions he intended to issue as his stable had multiple runners in the event.

DON’T WAIT (P Shiers) – Raced keenly into the first turn.

TUSCARORA (V Arnott) – Bumped at the start.

PATRIA (T Treichel) – Raced wide throughout.

TREBLA (K Gladwin) – Commenced awkwardly.

TWILIGHT MANEUVER (B Huppatz) – Bumped at the start.

NO ALIBI (J Todd) – Slow into stride. Cast the near fore plate in running.


Race 5: 0-58 1100m

BLACK HAZE (K Gladwin) – Raced wide until obtaining the lead leaving the 600.

EXTOLMENT (J Todd) – Held tight inside another runner passing the 1000m. Impeded from heels near the 450m.

SNIPPY SKIPPY (B Huppatz) – Yielded ground from the 600m. When questioned rider advised that his mount was fractious in the barriers prior to the start and felt awkward in its action mid race and he therefore elected not ride the mare along. A post race veterinary examination revealed abrasions to the near hind hock and the mare was mildly lame in that leg. Trainer C Pollard was advised that he must present a veterinary clearance for the mare prior to racing again.

SALTITO (V Arnott) – Raced wide throughout.


Swab samples were taken from all winners. Pre-race samples were taken from FORT KNOX, MEDAGLIA VELOCE, DEFENCE ATTORNEY, KARMONAARON, NO ALIBI & SNIPPY SKIPPY







Embargos & Warnings

Race 2 – ARANCINI ineligible to start in any race (bled 2nd time)

Race 5 – SNIPPY SKIPPY vet clearance required (lame near hind)



D Hensler

Chairman of Stewards