Auckland TC 26 November 2021 – R5 – FAITH IN MANCHESTER

ID: RIB6094

Respondent(s):
Tony Cameron - Driver

Applicant:
Philippa Kinsey - Stipendiary Steward

Adjudicators:
Bryan Scott

Persons Present:
Matthew Williamson - Senior Stipendiary Steward

Information Number:
A18408

Decision Type:
Protest

Rule(s):
Rule 870(3) and the Breaking Horses Regulations - Breaking during the running

Plea:
Not Contested

Protest:
Protest against the 3rd placing of FAITH IN MANCHESTER on the grounds of galloping in excess of 150 metres in the early stages of the race

Animal Name:
FAITH IN MANCHESTER

Code:
Harness

Race Date:
26/11/2021

Race Club:
Auckland Trotting Club

Race Location:
Alexandra Park - Cnr Greenlane West & Manukau Road Greenlane, Auckland, 1051

Race Number:
R5

Hearing Date:
26/11/2021

Hearing Location:
Alexandra Park Auckland

Outcome: Protest Upheld

Penalty: Horse 5 FAITH IN MANCHESTER is disqualified from the race.

SUMMARY OF FACTS:

Following the running of the ALABAR-15K 2YO MOBILE TROT an Information Instigating a Protest lodged by Stipendiary Steward Miss P Kinsey against the 3rd placing of FAITH IN MANHATTEN driven by Mr Tony Cameron on the grounds of breaking and galloping in excess of 150 metres during the race.

Mr Cameron endorsed the Information advising that he did not contest the Protest.

EVIDENCE:

Miss Kinsey demonstrated the incident using the available race films and showed where FAITH IN MANCHESTER broke in the early stages of the race and galloped for at least 160 metres.

Miss Kinsey said that the horse had breached the Rule and should be disqualified from the race.

REASON FOR DECISION:

The film replays showed FAITH IN MANCHESTER breaking shortly after the start and galloping for more than 160 metres

CONCLUSIONS:

The race films show the incident clearly and show FAITH IN MANCHESTER breaking soon after the start and galloping in excess of 150 metres.

The Protest is therefore upheld and FAITH IN MANCHESTER is disqualified from 3rd placing and the race.

The amended placings are now:

First       8  ALDEBARAN KEEPA
Second  6  EMMA JOY
Third      4  ESCAPE THE PACE
Fourth    1  TRUE STORY
Fifth       3  SPECIAL EFFECTS

It was ordered that dividends and stakes be paid in accordance with the amended placings.

Decision Date: 26/11/2021

Publish Date: 29/11/2021