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Wairio TC 21 March 2020 - R 4 (Instigating a Protest) Chair, Mr P Knowles

Created on 24 March 2020

Committee:
PKnowles (chair)
MConway
Respondent(s):
Mr Larsen - representing the connections of TOLKIEN
Informant:
Mr V Munro - Stipendiary Steward
Information Number:
A12721
Horse Name:
TOLKIEN
Persons present:
Evidence:

Following the running of race 4 the Otautau Vets Ltd Mobile Trot Stewards lodged a Protest under r870 (3) and the Breaking Horse Regulations, against the fifth placed TOLKIEN. The Information alleged that TOLKIEN broke from its gait in the home straight for approximately 80 metres and continued in a gallop to the finish line. Mr Larsen represented the connections of TOLKIEN and did not contest the Protest.

The official placings were:

[2]          CHRISTMAS BABE            1st

[6]          KIWITRIX                         2nd

[1]          MISS BAMBOOCHA          3rd

[7]          ABBY MAY                      4th

[5]          TOLKIEN                         5th

[4]          TWEEDLEDEE                  6th

Submissions For Decision:

Mr Munro, with the use of the videos, stated that TOLKIEN broke free of interference approximately 80 metres from the finish line, and continued in a gallop to the finish line. He sought disqualification under r1003.

Reasons For Decision:

The Protest was not contested by the connections and it is upheld. 

Decision:

TOLKIEN is disqualified from 5th placing.

The official placings are now:

[2]          CHRISTMAS BABE            1st

[6]          KIWITRIX                         2nd

[1]          MISS BAMBOOCHA          3rd

[7]          ABBY MAY                      4th

 [4]         TWEEDLEDEE                  5th

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