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Waimate TC 28 March 2021 - R 10 - Chair, Mr P Knowles

Created on 31 March 2021

Committee:
PKnowles (chair)
Respondent(s):
Ms K Hill - Representing Connections
Informant:
Ms R Haley - Stipendiary Steward
Information Number:
A13953
Horse Name:
MILLIONDOLLARMONKEY
Persons present:
Mr V Munro - Stipendiary Steward
Evidence:

Stewards lodged a protest into the third placed MIMLLIONDOLLARMONKEY following Race 10. The Stewards alleged MILLIONDOLLARMONKEY “broke from its gait in excess of 50 metres inside the final 200 metres and was in breach of r870 (3) and the Breaking Horse Regulations.”

The Connections of the horse did not contest the protest.

The official placings were:

1st - [1]  Ideal Invasion 

2nd - [5] Royal Pride

3rd - [6] Milliondollarmonkey 

4th - [2] Franco Josiah

5th - [3] Top Pocket Chance

6th - [8] BJ Lindenny

Submissions For Decision:

Mr Munro stated MILLIONDOLLARMONKEY was competing for the lead about the 100 metres with two other runners. Approximately 70 metres from the finish MILLIONDOLLARMONKEY broke from its gait and despite the efforts of its Driver unable to regain its proper gait at the finish.

Ms Haley stated the Stewards were seeking the disqualification of MILLIONDOLLARMONKEY from its third placing under r1003 (2).

Reasons For Decision:

After viewing the video replay the Committee is satisfied that MILLIONDOLLARMONKEY is in breach of r870(3) and the Breaking Horse Regulations.

Decision:

MILLIONDOLLARMONKEY is disqualified from third placing.

The official placings are now:

1st - [1] Ideal Invasion

2nd - [5] Royal Pride

3rd - [2] Franco Josiah

4th - [3] Top Pocket Chance

5th - [8] BJ Lindenny

Payment of dividends and stake money to be adjusted accordingly. 

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