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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 N Williamson - Trainer - Driver KIWITRIX
Informant:
Mr V Munro - Stipendiary Steward
Information Number:
A12722
Horse Name:
KIWITRIX
Persons present:
Evidence:

Following the running of race 4 the Otautau Vets Ltd Mobile Trot Stewards lodged a Protest under r870 (5) against the first placed KIWITRIX. The information alleged that KIWITRIX broke from its gait short of the finish line and was lapped on by CHRISTMAS BABE at the finish. Mr Williamson represented the connections of KIWITRIX and did not contest the Protest.

The official placings were:

[6]          KIWITRIX                        1st

[2]          CHRISTMAS BABE           2nd

[1]          MISS BAMBOOCHA         3rd

[7]          ABBY MAY                     4th

[5]          TOLKIEN                        5th

Submissions For Decision:

Mr Munro, with the use of the videos, stated that about 40m from the finish, KIWITRIX, which was leading, started to trot roughly and eventually broke from its gait approximately 10 metres from the finish. KIWITRIX continued on in a gallop and was lapped on by CHRISTMAS BABE at the finish line. The official margin was a ½ length. He sought the relegation of KIWITRIX under r 870 (5), to 2nd placing.

Reasons For Decision:

The Protest was not contested and we are satisfied that KIWITRIX was in a break at the finish line and was lapped on by CHRISTMAS BABE.

Decision:

The Protest is upheld and KIWITRIX is relegated from 1st to 2nd placing.

The official placings are now;

[2]          CHRISTMAS BABE            1st

[6]          KIWITRIX                         2nd

[1]          MISS BAMBOOCHA          3rd

[7]          ABBY MAY                       4th

[5]          TOLKIEN                         5th

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