Wellington RC 15 January 2022 – R9 – Request for a Ruling – MADURO and NEWSTALK

ID: RIB7021

Respondent(s):
Matt Dixon - Trainer, Stephen Nickalls - Trainer

Applicant:
Mr J Oatham - Chief Stipendiary Steward

Adjudicators:
Mr N McCutcheon (Chair) and Mrs N Moffatt

Information Number:
A14506

Decision Type:
Request for Ruling

Rule(s):
632(1)

Request for Ruling:
That MADURO and NEWSTALK be declared Non-Runners due to their respective gates not opening

Animal Name:
MADURO and NEWSTALK

Code:
Thoroughbred

Race Date:
15/01/2022

Race Club:
Wellington Racing Club

Race Location:
Trentham - 10 Racecourse Rd, Upper Hutt, 5018

Race Number:
R9

Hearing Date:
15/01/2022

Hearing Location:
Trentham

Outcome: Determination

Penalty: N/A

Mr Oatham Requested a Ruling that MADURO and NEWSTALK be Declared Non-Runners due to their respective gates not opening.

Film replays were shown and it was very clear that the two outside gates failed to open when the start was made.  As a consequence MADURO and NEWSTALK were prevented from taking any part in the race.

CONCLUSION:

Both MADURO and NEWSTALK were Declared Non-Runners.

Decision Date: 15/01/2022

Publish Date: 17/01/2022