Invercargill HRC 24 November 2021 – R2 – PYRAMID MYSTIC

ID: RIB6083

Respondent(s):
Phil Williamson - Trainer

Applicant:
Mr V Munro, Stipendiary Steward

Adjudicators:
Mr N Skelt

Persons Present:
Mr Munro, Miss R Haley, Stipendiary Steward

Information Number:
A16009

Decision Type:
Protest

Rule(s):
870(3)

Plea:
Not Contested

Protest:
3rd place horse broke in excess of 50 metres in the final 200 metres

Animal Name:
PYRAMID MYSTIC

Code:
Harness

Race Date:
24/11/2021

Race Club:
Invercargill Harness Racing Club

Race Location:
Ascot Park Raceway - 29 Findlay Road, Ascot, Invercargill, 9810

Race Number:
R2

Hearing Date:
24/11/2021

Hearing Location:
Ascot Park, Invercargill

Outcome: Protest Upheld

Penalty: PYRAMID MYSTIC disqualified from 3rd placing

EVIDENCE:
At the conclusion of Race 2, The Race Six Horses and Greyhound Trot 2200m, Information A16009 was lodged by Stipendiary Steward, Mr V Munro, instigating a protest into the third placed horse by the judge, PYRAMID MYSTIC (B Williamson) who broke in excess of 50 metres in the final 200 metres. Mr P Williamson (TRAINER) and representing the Connections of PYRAMID MYSTIC did not contest the protest and did not wish to be present at the hearing.

The Judges Placings
1st  Dwindle Star – K Bublitz
2nd Johns Boy – B Barclay
3rd  Pyramid Mystic – P Williamson
4th  Son of Majestic – B McLellan

SUBMISISONS FOR DECISION:
Mr Munro asked Stipendiary Steward, Miss Haley to demonstrate on the video footage PYRAMID MYSTIC breaking for at least 60 metres in the final 200 metres. Miss Haley identified PYRAMID MYSTIC and illustrated by using the track markers the approximate distance PYRAMID MYSTIC broke for.

REASON FOR DECISION:
On reviewing the race films of the concluding stages, it is apparent that PYRAMID MYSTIC broke free of interference for about 60 metres in the final 200 metres.

CONCLUSION:
The protest is upheld and PYRAMID MYSTIC is disqualified from third placing.

The Amended Placing Are:
1st  Dwindle Star
2nd Johns Boy
3rd Sons of Majestic
4th Millie’s Gift

In accordance with the amended placings payment of dividends is authorised.

Decision Date: 24/11/2021

Publish Date: 26/11/2021