STIPENDIARY STEWARDS’ REPORT

SELANGOR TURF CLUB JULY MEETING 2019

SATURDAY, 20 JULY 2019

STATE OF TRACK: Good

[Course B (LC) – Rail 4M out in back straight shifting to 12.5M in front straight.]

Panel of Stipendiary Stewards:

Mr Fin Powrie (Chief Stipendiary Steward), Mr Thanaraja Kasinathan (Stipendiary Steward), Mr Nigel Chong (Stipendiary Steward) & Mr Jarry Chong (Stipendiary Steward).

RACE 1 (R892) CLASS 5 (B) – 1300M (LONG COURSE B)

BEIJING STAR (B Pinheiro) was slow to begin.

When struck with the whip, CHAMPAGNE ROSE (App L De Souza) drifted out approaching the 150M.

When blocked near the 75M, BEIJING STAR shifted out and brushed the hind-quarters of EMPEROR WARRIOR (AK Lim).

Jockey S Ruzaini, the rider of PHANTASOS, was fined RM500/- under MRA Rule 41(6)(b) for using his whip in an excessive manner. Jockey S Ruzaini reported after the race that his horse was not striding out freely.  A post-race veterinary examination of PHANTASOS revealed no significant finding.

RED EMPRESS (HS Gill) returned having cast its near fore plate. POLO GAGA (App S Saddam) returned with a cut to the commissure of its mouth. POLO GAGA will be required to undergo a veterinary examination before being declared to race again.

RACE 2 (R893) CLASS 5 (B) – 1300M (LONG COURSE B)

On jumping, MERCHANT MARINE (B Pinheiro) jumped outwards at the same time as ELITE GUSTAVO (J Low) veered in with those geldings bumping.

LIKA TIGER (App L De Souza) was slow to begin.

MEWTWO (C Goon) was slow into stride.

MAGIC RANGER (S Anandan) raced fiercely, laid outwards turning into the turn near the 850M.

When questioned regarding the performance of MEWTWO, Jockey C Goon stated that MEWTWO had been slow to begin as at its previous starts, the mare was also reluctant to race competitively in the early stages and he had pushed it from the 1000M. He was of the opinion that MEWTWO was unsuited by the tightness of the track although it had made good ground in the straight.

Trainer L Moy advised that the mare had shown an inclination of being tardy at the start. He also believed that the 1300M was now too short and would endeavour to start the mare over a longer distance in its next start.

Post-race veterinary examinations of ELEGENT (KC Wong) and LIKA TIGER revealed no significant finding.

The Club Veterinary Surgeon reported that MERCHANT MARINE returned having cast its off fore plate.

App S Saddam, the rider of SPARKLER, reported that his horse was making respiratory noises. A post-race veterinary examination of SPARKLER (App S Saddam) revealed that it was lame near fore and returned exhibiting signs of respiratory distress, and as such will be required to pass a 1000M/vet test before being declared to race again.

EMERGENCY ACCEPTOR (EA) / SCRATCHING

Race

Horse

Reason

Test

Remark

2

GOOD VIBRATIONS

Capacity field

EA

Note: The above horse(s) will be required to pass the above test(s) before being declared to race again.

RACE 3 (R894) CLASS 5 (A) – 1300M (LONG COURSE B)

Acting on veterinary advice that DEE MAJULAH (B Pinheiro) was lame both fore fetlocks, the gelding was withdrawn by order of the Stewards at 2:32pm. DEE MAJULAH will be required to pass a 1000M/vet test before being declared to race again.

BIG BUS (C Goon) jumped in the air, losing ground.

SAYANG ME (AK Lim) was slow to begin and then raced wide, taking the turn into the straight wide.

Jockey KC Wong, the rider of SMART MASTER, reported that his horse was not striding out freely. A post-race veterinary examination of SMART MASTER (KC Wong) revealed no significant finding.

The Stewards questioned Jockey C Goon, the rider of BIG BUS, regarding his riding over the final stages. Jockey C Goon advised that after missing the start, BIG BUS had commenced to tire and that he had eased the gelding in the final stages, having misjudged the winning post.

Jockey C Goon pleaded guilty to a charge under MRA Rule 44(6) for failing to ride to the end of the race to the satisfaction of the Stewards.

In assessing the penalty, the Stewards took into consideration Jockey C Goon’s guilty plea, mitigating factors, previous related record and his submissions on penalty. He was suspended from riding in races for a period of two (2) months with effect from 29 July 2019 and to expire on 28 September 2019, both dates inclusive. Acting on the provisions of MRA Rule 48(5), the Stewards deferred the commencement of his suspension. He was advised of his Right of Appeal (5:46pm).

EMERGENCY ACCEPTOR (EA) / SCRATCHING

Race

Horse

Reason

Test

Remark

3

DEE MAJULAH

Lame both fore fetlocks

1000M/vet

Withdrawn at 2:32pm

Note: The above horse(s) will be required to pass the above test(s) before being declared to race again.

HORSE(S) WEIGHT DEVIATION OF 15KGS OR MORE

Race

Horse

Up (+) / Down (-) (in kgs)

3

NOVA PHOENIX

+16

Note: The above horse(s) was/were checked by the Club Veterinary Surgeon and was/were passed fit to start.

RACE 4 (R895) CLASS 4 (A) – 1600M (LONG COURSE B)

SATELLITE PRINCE (S Ruzaini) was checked by the Club Veterinary Surgeon at the request of its rider and was passed fit to race.

NANA (App S Saddam) was slow to begin.

SWIFT EMBRACE (HS Gill) having been slow to begin, raced wide in the early stages.

Jockey KC Wong, the rider of MR PAULANDRE, dropped his whip at the 100M. After considering the beaten margin, the Stewards fined Jockey KC Wong RM500/- for negligence under MRA Rule 152(5)(a). 

App S Saddam, the rider of NANA, reported that the horse was lame. A post-race veterinary examination of NANA revealed that it was lame near fore and as such will be required to pass a 1000M/vet test before being declared to race again.

SWIFT EMBRACE which finished distanced, will be required to pass a 1000M/vet test before being declared to race again for having a poor performance.

RACE 5 (R896) CLASS 4 (B) – 1600M (LONG COURSE B)

MOGAN’S PRIDE (App L De Souza) was checked by the Club Veterinary Surgeon and was passed fit to race.

The start was effected whilst a barrier handler was exiting the area and in front Barrier Number 1. The Stewards were satisfied that this incident did not affect the start, however, the Starter was warned that he must exercise utmost care and attention to ensure the safety of all persons whilst effecting a fair start.

ELITE GOLD (C Goon) was slow to begin and then had to be steadied when bumped by D’GREAT SWIFT (R Shafiq) on its outside. In this incident, D’GREAT SWIFT lost ground. Jockey R Shafiq was advised to moderate the extent of his elbow action.

SHOWAR (KC Wong) raced wide in the middle stages.

A post-race veterinary examination of CASEY (B Pinheiro) revealed that the gelding returned with heat stress and as such will be required to undergo a veterinary examination before being declared to race again.

RACE 6 (R897) CLASS 3 – 1400M (LONG COURSE B)

METALLOCENE (S Ruzaini) was slow to begin.

TILSWORTH FREDDIE (App N Varmah) which was reluctant to proceed to the start and dislodged its rider, was withdrawn by order of the Stewards at 4:34pm. The gelding will be required to undergo satisfactory Paddock Schooling before being permitted to race again.

A post-race veterinary examination of BAHAR (B Pinheiro) revealed no significant finding.

EMERGENCY ACCEPTOR (EA) / SCRATCHING

Race

Horse

Reason

Test

Remark

6

HAPPY DAYZ

Lame off fore & Bruised off fore fetlock

1000M/vet

Course scratching

Note: The above horse(s) will be required to pass the above test(s) before being declared to race again.

HORSE(S) WEIGHT DEVIATION OF 15KGS OR MORE

Race

Horse

Up (+) / Down (-) (in kgs)

6

LIM’S CASINO

+29

Note: The above horse(s) was/were checked by the Club Veterinary Surgeon and was/were passed fit to start.

RACE 7 (R898) CLASS 3 – 1400M (LONG COURSE B)

ODE TO JOY (App S Saddam) shifted inwards at the start, bumping and crowding D’GREAT VULTURE (R Shafiq).

CONDADO (App L De Souza) was slow into stride.

ODE TO JOY was trapped wide in the middle stages.

Near the 250M, CONDADO bumped PREMIUM STARS (S Ruzaini).

A post-race veterinary examination of D’GREAT VULTURE revealed no significant finding.

The Club Veterinary Surgeon reported that ODE TO JOY returned having cast its near hind plates.

After taking evidence from App L De Souza and Trainer S Siva, the rider and trainer of CONDADO respectively, the Stewards adjourned an inquiry into the riding of CONDADO to a date to be fixed.

RACE 8 (R899) CLASS 5 (A) – 1300M (LONG COURSE B)

GORDON G (R Shafiq) was buffeted at the start, losing ground.

FIRST TAKE (C Goon) veered outwards on jumping, crowding AIR POWER (App L De Souza) onto SEGAR THE BEST (HS Gill) which lost ground.

In the early stages, CATCH ME GREAT (KC Wong) had to be restrained when striding onto the heels of TAUROS (B Pinheiro).

Approaching the 1000M, GORDON G which was racing fiercely when being restrained off the heels of MACHUNG STAR (J Low), shifted inwards causing GOD’S FATE (AK Lim) to be restrained.

Approaching the 900M, TAUROS (B Pinheiro) had to be restrained when JUST DUIT (App S Saddam) which was racing fiercely, rolled out.

AIR POWER raced wide at the turn into the straight.

JUST DUIT (App S Saddam) was inclined to lay inwards near the 300M. 

When blocked for a run in the straight, TAUROS shifted in causing HAPPY GHOST (App R Nuqman) to steady near the 225M. TAUROS had to be taken outwards to obtain a clear passage.

A post-race veterinary examination of FIRST TAKE revealed that it was lame off fore and as such will be required to pass a 1000M/vet test before being declared to race again.

Jockey KC Wong will be questioned into his riding of CATCH ME GREAT at a date to be fixed.

HORSE(S) WEIGHT DEVIATION OF 15KGS OR MORE

Race

Horse

Up (+) / Down (-) (in kgs)

8

SEGAR THE BEST

-18

Note: The above horse(s) was/were checked by the Club Veterinary Surgeon and was/were passed fit to start.

GENERAL REPORT(S) – SLTC

APPEAL LODGED BY MR THANGGARAJANEESH S/O MUNUSAMY (JOCKEY M GANEESH) AGAINST THE STIPENDIARY STEWARDS’ DECISION NOT TO GRANT HIM A STAY OF SENTENCE RELATING TO HIS SUSPENSION OF SIX (6) MONTHS AND FINE OF RM50,000/- FOR CONTRAVENTION OF MRA RULE 44(10) IN CONNECTION TO HIS RIDE ON TEH TARIK IN RACE 7 (R837) ON SATURDAY, 6 JULY 2019 AT THE SELANGOR TURF CLUB JULY MEETING 2019

Jockey M Ganeesh subsequently exercised his Right of Appeal against the Stipendiary Stewards’ decision not to grant him a Stay of Sentence.

After consideration, the Selangor Turf Club Racing Stewards, on 20 July 2019, denied his application for a Stay of Sentence and his deposit was forfeited.


TUESDAY, 16 JULY 2019, SLTC OFFICIAL BARRIER TRIAL

A post-trial veterinary examination of ALL MY EYE revealed that it returned exhibiting signs of respiratory distress and as such will be required to pass a 1000M/vet test before being declared to race again.


POST RACE URINE:

6 & 7 JULY 2019

SELANGOR TURF CLUB JULY MEETING 2019

The report dated 18 July 2019 (V19/087) from the Chief Analyst of Veterinary Forensic Laboratory stated that 63 bottles of coded urine samples and 69 sets of coded blood samples from the above mentioned race meeting were received on 7 July 2019, for analysis under the MRA Rules and Regulations. No prohibited substances were detected.


JOCKEY URINE SAMPLES:

6 & 7 JULY 2019

SELANGOR TURF CLUB JULY MEETING 2019

The report dated 18 July 2019 (V19/088) from the Chief Analyst of Veterinary Forensic Laboratory stated that 5 bottles of coded urine samples from the above mentioned race meeting were received on 7 July 2019, for analysis under the MRA Rules and Regulations. No prohibited substances were detected.

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POST RACE URINE:

14 JULY 2019

SELANGOR TURF CLUB JULY MEETING 2019

The report dated 18 July 2019 (V19/090) from the Chief Analyst of Veterinary Forensic Laboratory stated that 33 bottles of coded urine samples and 39 sets of coded blood samples from the above mentioned race meeting were received on 14 July 2019, for analysis under the MRA Rules and Regulations. No prohibited substances were detected.


NON ACCEPTORS

Race

Horse

Reason

Test

Remark

1

RED SAPPHIRE

Bruised off fore  suspensory ligament

Vet exam

1

SWIFT

Lame both fore

1000M/vet

2

GOOD PEOPLE

Bruised off fore fetlock

Vet exam

3

AMI ELEVEN

Near fore medial branch suspensory ligament desmitis

Vet exam

3

GERMAN SPEED

Gastric ulceration

Vet exam

5

WILLIAM KING

Lame both fore

1000M/vet

6

BAKUTEH

Lame near hind

1000M/vet

8

SWEET LODGE

Infected wound off fore medial cannon

Vet exam

8

BIG PARIS

Bruised near fore foot

Vet exam

Note: The above horse(s) will be required to pass the above test(s) before being declared to race again.

SLTC, SATURDAY, 20 JULY 2019

POST RACE VETERINARY EXAMINATION / REPORT FROM VETERINARY SURGEON – TESTS IMPOSED

Race

Horse

Reason/Finding

Test

Remark

1

PHANTASOS

No significant finding

1

RED EMPRESS

Cast near fore plate

1

POLO GAGA

Cut to the commissure of its mouth.

Vet exam

2

ELEGENT

No significant finding

2

LIKA TIGER

No significant finding

2

MERCHANT MARINE

Cast off fore plate

2

SPARKLER

Lame near fore & respiratory distress

1000M/vet

3

SMART MASTER

No significant finding

4

NANA

Lame near fore

1000M/vet

4

SWIFT EMBRACE

Poor performance

1000M/vet

5

CASEY

Heat stress

Vet exam

6

TILSWORTH FREDDIE

Reluctant to proceed to the start & dislodged rider

Satisfactory Paddock Schooling

6

BAHAR

No significant finding

7

ODE TO JOY

Cast near hind plates

7

D’GREAT VULTURE

No significant finding

8

FIRST TAKE

Lame off fore

1000M/vet

Note: The above horse(s) will be required to pass the above test(s) before being declared to race again.

Race

Name of Licensee

Horse Name

Date of Fine Imposed

Fine Amount

MRA Rule/Regulation

1

Jockey S Ruzaini

PHANTASOS

20/7

RM500/-

MRA Rule 41(6)(b)

4

Jockey KC Wong

MR PAULANDRE

20/7

RM500/-

MRA Rule 152(5)(a)

Suspension(s)

R3

Jockey C Goon (BIG BUS) – 2 months under MRA Rule 44(6)

Follow Up

R7

App L De Souza (Trainer R Lines) / Trainer S Siva (CONDADO)

 

R8

Jockey KC Wong (CATCH ME GREAT)