Arima Race Club
NOTES FROM THE STEWARDS
THURSDAY 8TH FEBRUARY, 2018.
STIPENDARY STEWARDS: TYRONE KOWLESSAR DAVID LOREGNARD RICHARD FREEMAN
Trainer Dr. Anthony Griffith was fined $50.00 for incorrect colours for on #3 GOLDEN DANCER.
The Stewards noted that #3 GOLDEN DANCER was slowly away.
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Trainer Ryan Lalla-Maharajh was fined $50.00 for incorrect colours for on #11 REDDISETTI.
Jockey W. Galviz rider of horse #3 PRINCESS CHARLOTTE placed fifth, objected to apprentice Learie C. Seecharan rider of #4 HEART OF GLASS, placed fourth, for interference in the home stretch.
After hearing the evidence of the jockeys and viewing the video replays, the Stewards were satisfied that apprentice Seecharan was guilty of carelessly drifting into the path of jockey Galviz causing him to check his mount.
The Stewards ordered the placings be reversed and also fined apprentice Seecharan $250.00 for careless riding.
Jockey N. Patrick rider of horse #6 MUSICAL SCORE, placed second, objected to jockey N. Flavenney rider of #9 EAGER, unplaced, for interference in the back stretch approaching the bend. After hearing the evidence of the jockeys and viewing the video replays, the Stewards were satisfied that jockey Flavenney did not exercise proper control of his mount thereby taking the ground of jockey Patrick tightening his mount against the horse on his inside. The Stewards found jockey Flavenney guilty of careless riding and imposed a fine on him of $150.00 for the offence.
The Stewards interviewed jockey R. Hasranah’s rider of #5 JE T’AIME concerning the horse’s performance. The jockey stated that the horse was slowly away and was not striding out in the backstretch resulting in it trailing off. He attributed this to the horse being unfamiliar with the turf surface.
Horse #7 SHEIKH was slowly away and also drifted out and bolted to the outside rail upon reaching the turn on the back stretch and did not finish the race. Jockey Keno Chandler when interviewed stated that the horse just kept drifting out inspite of his efforts to keep him straight and also bounced into the rail before being pulled up.
Trainer John O’Brien was fined $500.00 for the withdrawal of #7 KING ARTHUR without the Stewards’ permission.
Trainer Glen Mohammed was fined $50.00 for incorrect colours on #9 SWEET GENIUS.
Horse #1 SHANGRI LA spread one of its front shoes on the way to the starting gates.
A farrier was not available to have the horse re-shod and the Assistant Starter advised the Stewards that he communicated the situation to Trainer Anthony Leotaud who advised him to let the horse race. Trainer Leotaud was paged by the Stewards several times but did not appear.
The Stewards noted that SHANGRI LA was not ridden by its jockey after being forwardly placed. Upon interview jockey K. Khelawan advised that the horse was never comfortable throughout the race and he was eventually forced to ease his mount mid way through the race. His explanation was noted.
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The Official Veterinarian reported that #8 TRINI NAVIGATOR returned lame on the left fore (Grade 4).
AL KAHINA refused on three consecutive occasions in its last four starts and was very very slowly away in the other start. It again refused in this race and the Stewards ordered that the horse be permanently debarred from taking entry.