Waikato BOP H 14 October 2021 – R1 – AEONIAN

ID: RIB5207

Respondent(s):
Mathew White - Driver

Applicant:
Mr S Mulcay - Senior Stipendiary Steward

Adjudicators:
Mr A Godsalve

Persons Present:
Mr Mulcay, Mr White

Information Number:
A16264

Decision Type:
Protest

Rule(s):
870(5)

Plea:
Not Contested

Protest:
Broke inside the 50m mark

Animal Name:
AEONIAN

Code:
Harness

Race Date:
14/10/2021

Race Club:
Waikato BOP Harness Racing Inc

Race Location:
Cambridge Raceway - 1 Taylor Street, Cambridge, 3434

Race Number:
R1

Hearing Date:
14/10/2021

Hearing Location:
Cambridge

Outcome: Protest Upheld

Penalty: Horse AEONIAN relegated from 3rd to 5th placing.

SUMMARY OF FACTS:

Following the running of Race 1 Mr Mulcay instigated a protest against the 3rd placed horse AEONIAN alleging that ‘AEONIAN broke inside the 50 metres and was lapped on by MOCCA FANCY and DEL SHANNON’.

Mr White, representing the connections, was present at the hearing and signed the Information to the effect that he did not contest the protest.

Mr Mulcay identified the horse AEONIAN as the field passed the 50 metres mark. The horse had been challenging and went offstride and galloped to the finish. It was lapped on by MOCCA FANCY and DEL SHANNON at the finishing post.

REASON FOR DECISION:

The protest was not contested. The Rule allows the Adjudicating Committee to relegate the breaking horse to behind those horses lapped on.

CONCLUSIONS:

AEONIAN was relegated to 5th and the official placings became:

1st               MM SUNSHINE

2nd             CYCLONE LEBRON

3rd              MOCCA FANCY

4th              DEL SHANNON

5th              AEONIAN

Authority was given for stakes and dividends to be paid in accordance with the amended placings.

Decision Date: 14/10/2021

Publish Date: 18/10/2021