Follow-ups to Saturday – 26 Mar & 2 April – Race Meeting
SATURDAY, 2 APRIL 2022
A subsequent veterinary inspection of HORSE KING on Tuesday, 5 April 2022, revealed that the gelding which was unplaced, had a punctured wound of the off hind fetlock. Trainer V Sivan’s representative advised that this wound would be treated and HORSE KING would return to work shortly thereafter.
Trainer F Maynard stated that OTTAWA which finished last, may have been affected by the nature of the track as it had travelled in a 3-wide position throughout, however, it pulled up well and it was intended to continue with the gelding’s training regime.
When questioned, Trainer R Lines advised that there were no real issues with the gelding post-race, however, it is noted in the Stewards’ Report that it had been trapped wide throughout. He further advised that it was the gelding’s worst performance in some time. It was his intention to continue with its training regime.
RACE 10 (R404) CLASS 4 (B) – 1100M (C6 SHORT COURSE), SATURDAY, 2 APRIL 2022, SELANGOR TURF CLUB APRIL MEETING 2022
On inquiry, App S Sia, the rider of MISE EN GARDE, in the presence of his Employing Trainer, R Lines, pleaded guilty to a charge of careless riding under MRA Rule 44(9)(a)(ii) for shifting in at this stage.
In assessing the penalty, the Stewards took into consideration App S Sia’s guilty plea, mitigating factors, previous riding record and his submissions on penalty. He was suspended from riding in races for a period of two (2) Malaysian race days, to be deferred, with effect from 11 April 2022 and to expire on 17 April 2022, both dates inclusive. He was advised of his Right of Appeal.
RACE 4 (R366) CLASS 3 – 1100M (A4 SHORT COURSE), SATURDAY, 26 MARCH 2022, SELANGOR TURF CLUB MARCH MEETING 2022
SCOOBY DOOBY DOO was withdrawn when reported as being lame on the near hind and was imposed a 1000M/vet test.
A subsequent inspection of SCOOBY DOOBY DOO by the Chief Veterinary Surgeon revealed the gelding to be sound. This was again confirmed on 28 March 2022. As such, the embargo placed on SCOOBY DOOBY DOO (1000M/vet on 26 March 2022) is expunged.
APPEAL BY JOCKEY JAI SHANKAR A/L THANGGARAJU (J SHANKAR) AGAINST THE SUSPENSION OF TWO (2) MONTHS FOR CONTRAVENTION OF MRA RULE 44(10) IMPOSED BY THE PANEL OF STEWARDS RELATED TO HIS RIDING OF RACEHORSE “NOVA DASHING” IN RACE 10 (R172) ON 2 FEBRUARY 2022 (WEDNESDAY) AT THE SELANGOR TURF CLUB FEBRUARY MEETING 2022
The Selangor Turf Club Appeal Panel heard the above appeal on 4 April 2022 (Monday).
The Appeal Panel heard submissions from Jockey J Shankar, Mr S Siva, the Trainer of NOVA DASHING, Mr Luis Woon Chiun Wey, Manager for the Owner of NOVA DASHING and the SLTC Chief Stipendiary Steward.
After considering the evidence, the Appeal Panel allowed Jockey J Shankar’s Appeal and quashed the charge. Further, they ordered that the appeal deposit be refunded.
APPEAL BY JOCKEY JAI SHANKAR A/L THANGGARAJU (J SHANKAR) AGAINST THE SUSPENSION OF FOUR (4) MONTHS AND FINE OF RM20,000/- FOR CONTRAVENTION OF MRA RULE 44(10) IMPOSED BY THE PANEL OF STEWARDS RELATED TO HIS RIDING OF RACEHORSE “BLACK THORN” IN RACE 6 (R302) ON 13 MARCH 2022 (SUNDAY) AT THE SELANGOR TURF CLUB MARCH MEETING 2022
After further consideration, the Appeal Panel acceded to Jockey J Shankar’s request for his Stay of Sentence to be granted effective 6 April 2022, pending the above Appeal.