HRSA STEWARDS -Stewards News 27th May 2022

SA STEWARDS ROOM

Please see below recent penalties from the last weeks racing in SA.

For full explanation on penalties (and supplementary reports) please go to: https://www.harness.org.au/sa-stewards-reports-index.cfm

 

Saturday May 14

Reprimands

R6 – D. Smith – Rule 163(1)(c)(i) – Contacted marker pegs

 

Fines

R2 – M. A. Smith (STEAM CLEANED) – Fined $100 Rule 156(2)(b) – using the whip with more than a wrist only flicking motion.

 

Suspensions

R2 – M A. Smith (WHOOEE JOHNSON) – Rule 149(2)– unacceptable drive – commence midnight 29/5/22

 

 

Monday May 16

Reprimands

R4 – M. Bagnato – Rule 159A(1) & R159A(7) – fail to wear a vest and helmet

R5 – M.L Norman – Rule 162(1)(ww) – shifting ground

R7 – N. Tardio – Rule 163(1)(b)(i) – force runner wider


Fines

R8 – K Hryhorec – (BIEN HO NZ) – Fined $100 Rule 156(4)(a) – use whip in a manner deemed continuous.

R8 – G Bell – (GOLDEN JAYLET) – Fined $100 Rule 156(4)(a) – use whip in a manner deemed continuous.

 

Saturday May 21

Reprimands

R1- N. Tardio – Rule 273(6)(b) – incorrect hopple length

 

Monday May 23

Reprimands

R4 – D. Billinger – Rule 162(1)(c) – Talking

 

Fines

R5 – S. Forby -(GIFTEDFROMTHEHEART) – Fined $100 Rule 156(2)(a) – use whip with more than a wrist only flicking motion

R6 – T. McMahon – (TOLD YOU TWICE)- $50 Rule 162(1)(j) – fail to maintain position behind the starting gate.

R7 – G. Pullicino – (CHILDERS ROAD) – $100 Rule 156(2)(a) use whip more than a wrist only flicking motion

 

 

Appeals

May 20, 2022

In the matter of an Appeal by Ms Heather Stevens against a decision of Harness Racing SA Ltd Stewards.

Outcomes:

  1. Dismissing the Appellant’s appeal against the penalty imposed in relation to the offence involving the horse MAHARAJAH NZ
  2. as to the appeal against the penalty imposed in relation to the horse BETTORHAVTIME NZ, maintaining the penalty imposed by the Stewards but wholly suspending that penalty on condition that the Appellant does not commit any further offence under this or a similar Rule for a period of 12 months from this date

 

Inquiries

Stewards have concluded an Inquiry into the circumstances that analysis of a post-race blood sample taken from the registered horse MASTER CARIBBEAN detected the presence of the substance, Tramadol. 

CHARGE – On Monday 31 January 2022 at Globe Derby Park in Race 8 you Tayla Warren did present the horse MASTER CARIBBEAN when not free of a prohibited substance, being in contravention of Rule 190(1).

Ms Warren pleaded guilty to the charge.

Having considered the Trainer’s submission on penalty and subjective matters, Stewards determined Ms Warren be disqualified for a period of six (6) months to commence immediately.  In arriving at the penalty Stewards acknowledged the Trainers previous good offence record and her general cooperation.

 

Acting Chair of Stewards

G Loch