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
R6 – D. Smith – Rule 163(1)(c)(i) – Contacted marker pegs
R2 – M. A. Smith (STEAM CLEANED) – Fined $100 Rule 156(2)(b) – using the whip with more than a wrist only flicking motion.
R2 – M A. Smith (WHOOEE JOHNSON) – Rule 149(2)– unacceptable drive – commence midnight 29/5/22
Monday May 16
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
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
R1- N. Tardio – Rule 273(6)(b) – incorrect hopple length
Monday May 23
R4 – D. Billinger – Rule 162(1)(c) – Talking
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
May 20, 2022
In the matter of an Appeal by Ms Heather Stevens against a decision of Harness Racing SA Ltd Stewards.
- Dismissing the Appellant’s appeal against the penalty imposed in relation to the offence involving the horse MAHARAJAH NZ
- 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
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