NZ Metro TC 17 September 2021- R3 – Protest – MENTALIST

ID: RIB4653

Respondent(s):
Leo O'Reilly - Driver

Applicant:
Mr N Ydgren Chief RIB Steward

Adjudicators:
Dave Anderson

Persons Present:
Mr S Renault - Stipendiary Steward

Information Number:
A16118

Decision Type:
Protest

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

Plea:
Not Contested

Protest:
MENALIST (4th) broke for 50-metres or more in the last 200-metres.

Animal Name:
MENTALIST

Code:
Harness

Race Date:
17/09/2021

Race Club:
NZ Metropolitan Trotting Club Inc

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

Race Number:
R3

Hearing Date:
17/09/2021

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

Outcome: Protest Upheld

Penalty: Horse Number 16 ( MENTALIST) is disqualified from Race 3.

EVIDENCE:

The Information alleged that MENTALIST, placed 4th by the Judge, had broke in excess of 50 metres in the run home.

Mr Ydgren showed the video of the last 300 metres of the race. It clearly showed Mr O’Reilly (MENTALIST) galloping well before the 200 metre pole and continued to gallop the entire length of the straight finishing in fourth place. Mr Ydgren sought disqualification of MENTALIST as it had galloped in excess of 50 metres within the last 200 metres as per the Galloping Horse Regulations.

REASON FOR DECISION:

The Committee was satisfied that MENTALIST had galloped for more than 50 metres within the last 200 metres.

CONCLUSIONS:

The Protest was upheld and MENTALIST was disqualified from Race 3.

The amended result is :

1st  10  HAROLD SMITH

2nd 11  SHOW THE WAY

3rd  1  AWESOME IMPEE

4th  9  MEGHAN

5th  8  ROSSCO TROUBLE

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

Decision Date: 17/09/2021

Publish Date: 20/09/2021