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Waikato BOP H 20 September 2020 - R 2 (instigating a protest) - Chair, Mr N McCutcheon

Created on 24 September 2020

Rules:
870(5)
Committee:
NMcCutcheon (chair)
Respondent(s):
Mr D Gale - Trainer of BULLER WHITEBAIT
Informant:
Mr S Mulcay - Senior Stipendiary Steward
Information Number:
A12246
Horse Name:
BULLER WHITEBAIT
Persons present:
Mr J Muirhead - Senior Stipendiary Steward
Evidence:

Following the running of Race 2 (M White Racing Mobile Trot) a Protest was lodged by the Informant, alleging that BULLER WHITEBAIT (P Ferguson) broke late in the run home and was lapped on by the fifth-placed horse ROMEO FOXTROT (K Blublitz).

Judge’s Placings were:

1st  LEXIT
2nd DEMOLITION MAN
3rd  CIRCUS CIRCUS
4th  BULLER WHITEBAIT
5th  ROMEO FOXTROT

Mr Gale the Trainer of BULLER WHITEBAIT did not contest the Protest and was given approval by the Chair to be absent from the hearing.

Submissions For Decision:

Mr Mulcay showed film replays which showed that BULLER WHITEBAIT had galloped the final few strides of the event and was clearly lapped on by ROMEO FOXTROT.

Reasons For Decision:

The film evidence was crystal clear that BULLER WHITEBAIT had breached Rule 870(5) hence it was required to be placed behind the lapped on horse ROMEO FOXTROT.

Decision:

Protest upheld, placings now read:

1st LEXIT
2nd DEMOLITION MAN
3rd CIRCUS CIRCUS
4th ROMEO FOXTROT
5th BULLER WHITEBAIT

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