Wyndham HRC 6 January 2022 – R9 – RUBY SEDDON

ID: RIB6812

Respondent(s):
Nathan Williamson - Driver

Applicant:
Mr Vinny Munro

Adjudicators:
Geoff Hall

Information Number:
A16020

Decision Type:
Protest

Rule(s):
870(3)

Plea:
Not Contested

Protest:
protest

Animal Name:
RUBY SEDDON

Code:
Harness

Race Date:
06/01/2022

Race Club:
Wyndham Harness Racing Club

Race Location:
Cromwell Racecourse - Wanaka- Queenstown Highway, Cromwell,

Race Number:
R9

Hearing Date:
06/01/2022

Hearing Location:
Cromwell

Outcome: Protest Upheld

Penalty: RUBY SEDDON is disqualified

Mr Munro, Stipendiary Steward, alleged that horse 4 RUBY SEDDON broke in excess of 50 metres in the final 200 metres in Race 9.

Judge’s placings were:

1st   11  LAURIES LEGACY

2nd  12  SIOUX PRINCESS

3rd   4    RUBY SEDDON

4th   6    SHANDON BELLS

5th   2    EXPENSIVE CRUMPET

Mr Munro demonstrated on the videos by using the marker pegs as a guide that some 60 or 70 metres from the winning post RUBY SEDDON broke and continued in a gallop past the finishing line.

Mr Williamson, the Driver of RUBY SEDDON, represented the connections of that horse, and did not contest the protest.

It was clear from the videos that RUBY SEDDON galloped at about the 65 metre mark and continued in a gallop across the finishing line. RUBY SEDDON has broken free of interference. Accordingly, RUBY SEDDON is in breach of r 870(3) and the relevant Breaking Horse Regulations.

RUBY SEDDON is disqualified pursuant to r 1003(2).

The protest is upheld. Amended placings are:

1st   11  LAURIES LEGACY

2nd  12  SIOUX PRINCESS

3rd    6   SHANDON BELLS

4th    2   EXPENSIVE CRUMPET

Stakes and dividends are to be paid accordingly.

Decision Date: 06/01/2022

Publish Date: 10/01/2022