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Waimate-Tc - R 6

Waimate TC 22 March 2020 - R 6 (instigating a protest) - Chair, Prof G Hall

Created on 23 March 2020

Rules:
870(3)1003(2)
Committee:
GHall (chair)
Respondent(s):
Mr J Ford - Driver of CALL THIS FUN
Informant:
Mr P Williams - Stipendiary Steward
Information Number:
A13177
Horse Name:
CALL THIS FUN
Persons present:
Mr N McIntyre - General Manager Stewards
Evidence:

Mr Williams sought the disqualification of horse 4, CALL THIS FUN, placed 5th by the judge as it broke in excess of 50 metres inside the final 200 metres.

Mr Williams sought disqualification of CALL THIS FUN pursuant to r 1003(2).

Judge's placings were:

1st  7    BJ LINDENNY
2nd 10  SUPERFAST LAD
3rd  1    SUNNIVUE PHILEAH
4th  11  NEVERNEVERLAND
5th  4    CALL THIS FUN

Submissions For Decision:

Mr Williams demonstrated on the videos that CALL THIS FUN was not in its proper gait for approximately 80 metres in the home straight.

Mr Ford did not contest the protest.

Reasons For Decision:

After viewing the videos from the various angles, the Committee is satisfied that CALL THIS FUN was not in its proper gait for a distance in excess of 50 metres in the final 200 metres. CALL THIS FUN was free of interference at the time. The breaking horse regulations are clear in that the horse is deemed to be in breach of r 870(3) in that it has failed to promptly regain its proper gait.

Decision:

As CALL THIS FUN has gained an advantage over the field, it is appropriate that the horse be disqualified.

Amended placings are:

1st   7    BJ LINDENNY
2nd  10  SUPERFAST LAD
3rd   1    SUNNIVUE PHILEAH
4th   11  NEVERNEVERLAND
5th   8    DORA EXPLORER

Stakes and dividends are to be paid accordingly.

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