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Hearing Date: 8 March 2020

Reefton TC 8 March 2020 - R 12 (request for a ruling) - Chair, Mr R McKenzie

Rule Number(s): 213(1)(j)
Following the running of Race 12, The Elley Clan Handicap Trot, an information requesting a ruling was filed by Stipendiary Steward, Mr R A Quirk, “to determine whether PRINCE TEKA (C J Markham) was denied a fair start”. Mr Markham, driver of PRINCE TEKA, was present at the hearing of the information. ...

Hearing Date: 8 March 2020

Reefton TC 8 March 2020 - R 10 - Chair, Mr R McKenzie

Rule Number(s): 869(4)&(6)(b)&(c)
Following the running of Race 10, Buccleugh’s Inangahua – Grey Valley Handicap Pace, an information was filed by Stipendiary Steward, Mr R A Quirk, against Licensed Open Driver, Mr J C Hay, alleging that Mr Hay, as the driver of NORMAN RICHARDS in the race, “shifted ground near the 1400 metres forcing ...

Hearing Date: 8 March 2020

Wyndham RC 8 March 2020 - R 1 - Chair, Prof G Hall

Rule Number(s): 330(3)(c)
Mr McIntyre alleged that Mr Lowry had failed to make the contract weight for RAISE YA CARDS in race 1 and was replaced. Mr McIntyre stated that the respondent had come to the Stewards before race 1 and had indicated he would be unable to make the weight for RAISE YA CARDS. He was replaced by Ms T Comignaghi ...

Hearing Date: 8 March 2020

Reefton TC 8 March 2020 - R 8 - Chair, Mr R McKenzie

Rule Number(s): 869(2)& Use of the Whip Regulations
Following the running of Race 8, Flooring Specialists of Christchurch Pace, an information was filed by Stipendiary Steward, Mr R A Quirk, against Licensed Open Driver, Ms S J Ottley, alleging that Ms Ottley, as the driver of FORD RULE in the race, “used her whip on more occasions than permitted by Clause ...

Hearing Date: 7 March 2020

Auckland RC 7 March 2020 - R 10 - Chair, Mr A Dooley

Rule Number(s): 638(1)(d)
Following the running of race 10, an Information was filed pursuant to Rule 638 (1)(d). The Informant, Mr Oatham, alleged that Mr Weatherley allowed JAMES BARRIE to shift out near the 50 metres crowding and checking STARRING ROLE (S Collett). Rule 638(1) (d) provides: A Rider shall not ride a horse in ...

Hearing Date: 7 March 2020

Auckland RC 7 March 2020 - R 4 - Chair, Mr A Dooley

Rule Number(s): 638(1)(d)
Following the running of race 4, an Information was filed pursuant to Rule 638 (1)(d). The Informant, Mr Oatham, alleged that Ms Nicholas allowed JUSTA BOY BULLSEYE to shift in when not clear of WILLIAM TELL which was checked and steadied near the 100 metres. Ms Nicholas acknowledged that she understood ...

Hearing Date: 7 March 2020

Wellington RC 7 March 2020 - R 8 - Chair, Mr N McCutcheon

Rule Number(s): 638(1)(d)
Following the running of Race 8 (Head To Flamingo Joes After The Last 1600) Information No. A12316 was filed with the Judicial Committee. It was alleged by the Informant that Ms O’Beirne allowed her mount to shift in near the 900m when not clear of VROOM (H Andrew) and MONKEY SHOULDER (D Turner) which ...

Hearing Date: 6 March 2020

Avondale JC 6 March 2020 - R 6 (instigating a protest) - Chair, Mr A Dooley

Rule Number(s): 642(1)
Following the running of race 6, an Information was filed Instigating a Protest pursuant to Rule 642(1). The Informant, Mr Collett, Trainer of FLUOROBUS, alleged that AMANO or its rider placed 1st by the Judge interfered with the chances of FLUOROBUS placed 2nd by the Judge. The interference was alleged ...

Hearing Date: 6 March 2020

Westport TC 6 March 2020 - R 4 - Chair, Mr D Anderson

Rule Number(s): 870(1)
Following the running of Race 4 an Information was filed by Stipendiary Steward Mr Williams alleging a breach of Rule 870(1) by Junior Driver Miss S Diamant. The information alleged; “S Diamant (SHPEEDY) allowed her horse to pace for a distance after 100 metres and in doing so she failed to take all ...

Hearing Date: 6 March 2020

Westport TC 6 March 2020 - R 2 - Chair, Mr D Anderson

Rule Number(s): 869(3)(b)
Following the running of Race 2, an information was filed by Stipendiary Steward, Mr P Williams, against Open Driver Mr S Clarke alleging that “S Clarke (TUSCAN SUN) drove carelessly after 100 metres by shifting ground checking GOTTA TICKET”. Mr Clarke had signed the Information admitting the breach ...

Hearing Date: 6 March 2020

Auckland TC 6 March 2020 - R 7 - Chair, Mr B J Scott

Rule Number(s): Rule 869(4) and Rule 869(6)(b)(c)
Following the running of the 2020 WOODLANDS STUD NORTHERN DERBY an Information was lodged by Chief Stipendiary Steward Mr N Ydgren against Driver Ms N Rasmussen alleging that Ms Rasmussen as the Driver of ONE CHANGE  shifted her runner outwards near the 1250 metres mark and forced COPY THAT (Driver Mr ...

Hearing Date: 5 March 2020

Forbury Park TC 5 March 2020 - R 6 - Chair, Prof G Hall

Rule Number(s): 869(4)
Following the running of Race 6 an information was filed by Mr McIntyre, alleging that Mr Chmiel, the driver of PRESS PLAY failed to maintain a straight course in the home straight, inconveniencing trailing runners. Rule 869 provides as follows: (4) No driver shall during any race do anything which interferes ...

Hearing Date: 5 March 2020

Riccarton Park-Amberley 5 March 2020 - R 4 - Chair, Mr R G McKenzie

Rule Number(s): 648(3)
Following the running of Race 4, The Tea House at Riccarton Park Maiden, an information was filed by Chief Stipendiary Steward, Mr J P Oatham, requesting a ruling “in that NYMPHADORA TONKS (K Asano) weighed in 2.5 kilograms light and must be disqualified”. Rule 648 provides as follows: (3) If, on being ...

Hearing Date: 4 March 2020

Otaki-Maori RC 4 March 2020 - R 2 (instigating a protest) - Chair, Mrs N Moffatt

Rule Number(s): 642(1)
Following Race 2 (Otaki Mail Maiden) a protest was lodged pursuant to Rule 642(1) by Mr D Turner and Mr J Parkes alleging that horse number 4 (ONE OF THE BEST) or its rider placed 1st by the Judge interfered with the chances of horses 1 (MASTER COURTSMAN) and 3 (CAGE PHYTA) placed 2nd and 3rd by the ...

Hearing Date: 4 March 2020

Waikato BOP H 4 March 2020 - R 1 - Chair, Mr A Godsalve

Rule Number(s): 865(2)
Mr J Dickie - Driver and Part-Trainer (WANNA SNUGGLE) - presented horse with non-notified gear.   Penalty - $100 fine

Hearing Date: 1 March 2020

Invercargill HRC 1 March 2020 - R 3 - Chair, Prof G Hall

Rule Number(s): 869(3)(b)
Mr Munro alleged that Mr McIlwrick permitted his drive to shift inwards near the 300 metres in race 3 when not clear of JIMMY CARTER (K Tomlinson), which broke. Miss Haley demonstrated on the films that PICKETTS RIDGE (Mr McIlwrick) was improving 3 wide and, when crossing JIMMY CARTER, which was racing ...

Hearing Date: 1 March 2020

Invercargill HRC 1 March 2020 - R 9 - Chair, Prof G Hall

Rule Number(s): 869(2) and Use of the Whip Regulations
Stipendiary Steward, Mr Munro, alleged that Mr Ferguson, the driver of NATURAL FIRE in Race 9 used his whip on more occasions than is permitted by the Use of the Whip regulations. Miss Haley, Stipendiary Steward, demonstrated on the race films that the respondent used his whip 11 times in the final 400 ...

Hearing Date: 29 February 2020

Otago RC 29 February 2020 - R 4 - Chair, Mr P Knowles

Rule Number(s): 330(3)(c)
Mr Lowry approached Stewards prior to his ride in Race 4 and advised them that he could not make the weight for his ride on INDEX. Stewards charged Mr Lowry with a breach of r 330 (3) (c), which was admitted. Mr Davidson stated Mr Lowry could not make the weight of 56.5kg for INDEX in Race 4 and had ...

Hearing Date: 29 February 2020

Otago RC 29 February 2020 - R 9 - Chair, Mr P Knowles

Rule Number(s): 638(2)
Ms Williams was charged with a breach of r 638 (2) for making a celebratory gesture prior to the winning post in Race 9 when riding the winner MISS FEDERER. Ms Williams admitted the breach and appeared at the hearing. Mr Davidson said Ms Williams waved her whip about half a stride short of the winning ...

Hearing Date: 29 February 2020

Auckland RC 29 February 2020 - R 2 - Chair, Mr A Dooley

Rule Number(s): 638(1)(d)
Following the running of race 2, Headquarters Viaduct & The Lonely-Hearts Club Nathans Memorial, an Information was filed pursuant to Rule 638 (1)(d). The Informant, Mr Oatham, alleged that Mr Yanagida angled his mount VOLER POUR MOI out when not sufficiently clear of DANCE CARD making solid contact ...

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