Waikato BOP H 27 January 2022 – R10 – JAY ROWE

ID: RIB7136

Respondent(s):
John Dickie - Trainer, Derek Balle - Other

Applicant:
Mr A Dooley - Stipendiary Steward

Adjudicators:
Mr A Godsalve

Persons Present:
Mr Dooley, Mr Balle

Information Number:
A16272

Decision Type:
Protest

Rule(s):
870(3), Breaking Horse Regulations

Plea:
Not Contested

Protest:
JAY ROWE broke and galloped in excess of 50 metres in the final 200 metres of the race.

Animal Name:
JAY ROWE

Code:
Harness

Race Date:
27/01/2022

Race Club:
Waikato BOP Harness Racing Inc

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

Race Number:
R10

Hearing Date:
27/01/2022

Hearing Location:
Cambridge

Outcome: Protest Upheld

Penalty: JAY ROWE was disqualified from the race.

Following Race 10 a Protest against the 4th placing of JAY ROWE was instigated on the basis that the horse had broken and galloped in excess of 50 metres within the final 200 metres.

Mr D Balle, a Licensed Trainer/Driver appeared at the hearing on behalf of the connections who were unavailable. Mr Balle noted on the Information that he did not contest the protest.

The Breaking Horses Regulations provide that ‘Any horse which breaks from its gait within the final 200 metres of any race and continues on in the break for a distance of 50 metres or greater, shall be deemed to be in breach of Rule 870(3) in that it has failed to regain its proper gait’.

Mr Dooley identified JAY ROWE early in the run home. The horse was challenging when at about the 75 metres mark it went offstride and continued to gallop for approximately 65 metres. It regained its gait near the finish and was in 4th place at the line.

Decision:

The horse was clearly in breach of Rule 870(3) and the Breaking Horses Regulations.

JAY ROWE was disqualified from its 4th placing.

The amended placings became:

1st           CON GRAZIA LOVE

2nd         DEBBIE LEE GALLEON

3rd         TRIFOLIUM

4th         PRINCE ENVY

5th         MY HOPE

Authority was given for payment of dividends and stakes as per the above placings.

Decision Date: 27/01/2022

Publish Date: 28/01/2022