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Invercargill HRC 5 June 2021 - R 3 (instigating a protest) - Chair, Mr P Knowles

Created on 07 June 2021

Committee:
PKnowles (chair)
Respondent(s):
Mr J Douglas -Trainer IT'S SUMMERTIME
Informant:
Mr V Munro - Stipendiary Steward
Mr SP Renault - Stipendiary Steward
Information Number:
A10684
Horse Name:
IT'S SUMMERTIME
Persons present:
Evidence:

Following the running of race 3 the KB & Associates Accountants Trot, Stewards lodged a protest under r870(3) and the Breaking Horse Regulations, against the fifth placed IT’S SUMMERTIME. The Information alleged that IT’S SUMMERTIME broke from its gait about the 1300 metres mark and galloped in excess of 150 metres.

Mr Douglas represented the connections of IT’S SUMMERTIME and did not contest the Protest.

The official placings were

1st - [11] Andiamo 

2nd - [3] Port Pegasus                     

3rd -  [1] Zealous Spur                     

4th - [10] Mr Olympus                      

5th - [4] It’s Summertime                

6th - [7] Cody Banner                     

Submissions For Decision:

Mr Renault, with the use of the video’s, stated that IT’S SUMMERTIME broke free of interference about the 1300 metres and returned to its proper gait after approximately 260 metres. This was in excess of the allowable 150 metres. He said Miss O’Reilly made every attempt to get IT’S SUMMERTIME back to its proper gait. He sought disqualification under r1003.

Reasons For Decision:

The protest was not contested by the Connections and it is upheld.

Decision:

IT'S SUMMERTIME is disqualified from fith placing. 

 The official placings are now:

1st - [11] Andiamo                            

2nd - [3] Port Pegasus                   

3rd - [1] Zealous Spur                     

4th - [10] Mr Olympus                     

5th - [7] Cody Banner                     

Stake money to be adjusted accordingly.

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