NZ Metro TC 15 October 2021 – R6 – TEST THE BOUNDARIES

ID: RIB5215

Respondent(s):
Jason Ford - Driver

Applicant:
Mr S Renault - Stipendiary Steward

Adjudicators:
Dave Anderson

Persons Present:
Ms R Haley - Stipendiary Steward

Information Number:
A16125

Decision Type:
Protest

Rule(s):
870(3) - Galloping Horse Regulations

Plea:
Not Contested

Protest:
TEST THE BOUNDARIES Galloping 50-metres or more in the last 200-metres.

Animal Name:
TEST THE BOUNDARIES

Code:
Harness

Race Date:
15/10/2021

Race Club:
NZ Metropolitan Trotting Club Inc

Race Location:
Addington Raceway - 75 Jack Hinton Drive, Addington, Christchurch, 8024

Race Number:
R6

Hearing Date:
15/10/2021

Hearing Location:
Addington Raceway - 75 Jack Hinton Drive, Addington, Christchurch, 8024

Outcome: Protest Upheld

Penalty: N/A

EVIDENCE:

At the conclusion of Race 6 an Information Instigating a Protest was presented by Stipendiary Steward Mr S Renault. The Information alleged that horse Number 9 TEST THE BOUNDARIES had galloped in excess of 50 metres within the last 200 metres of the race.

Mr Renault showed the race video of the last 200 metres of the race. He identified TEST THE BOUNDARIES finishing strongly in the middle of the track and at the 100-metre pole, break from its gait and continued on in a gallop past the winning post.

REASON FOR DECISION:

Mr Jason Ford the Driver of the horse had indicated on the Information that he did not contest the Protest. The video clearly showed TEST THE BOUNDARIES had galloped for 100 metres within the last 200 metres of the race and therefore in breach of the Rule.

CONCLUSIONS:

The Protest is upheld and TEST THE BOUNDARIES is disqualified from Race 6.

The amended result of Race 6 is:

1st –  1 –  MARTHA STUART

2nd – 7 – SHOW ME THE GRAY

3rd – 14 – SPY DA MOMENT

4th – 10 – JIMMY CARTER

5th – 11 – COCHY MALC

Stakes and Dividends were ordered to be paid in accordance with the amended result.

Decision Date: 15/10/2021

Publish Date: 18/10/2021