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ROYAL WESTERN INDIA TURF CLUB, LTD.

PUNE MEETING 2017, TWELFTH DAY, SATURDAY, 7th OCTOBER, 2017.

(PENETROMETER: 3.8; GOING: GOOD)

RACE DAY REPORTS

RAILS WERE PLACED 3 METRES AWAY FROM 1000 METRES, 5 METRES AWAY AT 800 METRES, 7 METRES AWAY FROM 700 METRES UP TO THE WINNING POST, TAPERING DOWN TO 6 METRES AT 2200 METRES.

 

On a request from Trainer S. S. Shah, permission was granted to his Assistant, Miss Roxane Rustomjee to saddle his charges MILWAKEE (1st race) and XOXO (5th race), at his own (Trainer S. S. Shah’s) risk and responsibility.

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CHANGE OF JOCKEYS:

 

RACE

HORSE

JOCKEY

REPLACED BY

REASON

2(146)

JAGER BOMB

Dashrath Singh

C. S. Jodha

Indisposed

4(148)

WILD FIRE

Dashrath Singh

A. Imran Khan

Indisposed

5(149)

COOL EYES

Dashrath Singh

Nirmal Jodha

Indisposed

6(150)

KNIGHT AT ARMS

Dashrath Singh

A. Imran Khan

Indisposed

7(151)

VITESSE

N. Nadeem

M. Ayyar

Indisposed

7(151)

HARMONY

Dashrath Singh

Prashant P. Dhebe

Indisposed

8(152)

SPEED OF SOUND

Dashrath Singh

A. Imran Khan

Indisposed

8(152)

DECCAN KING

N. Nadeem

K. Nazil

Indisposed

 

 

RACE NO.1(145) - THE CAPRIOLE PLATE  (DIV.II): (About) 1000 Metres - 12 Runners

 

At the start, BEE QUIRKY (App. N. Nadeem, dr. 6) jumped outwards on to SHEVCHENKO (Bhawani Singh, dr. 7) and thereafter shifted in under urgings and went across WARLOCK (Dashrath Singh, dr. 4) who had to be steadied and bumped TAREEF (App. N. B. Kuldeep, dr. 1). After questioning App. N. Nadeem and not being satisfied with the explanation tendered by him, his Apprentice Jockey’s license was suspended for one Race Day i.e. on 28th October, 2017 for careless riding.

 

After the race, BEE QUIRKY was observed to have a cut injury at the right hind bulb of heel and SHEVCHENKO had a cut injury at the left hind pastern. OLIVIA KASPEN was found to be sound in the trot.

 

RACE NO.2(146) - THE PEGASUS TROPHY: (About) 2400 Metres - 6 Runners

 

In the last 200 Metres, OTHELLO (Neeraj Rawal) was observed to have maintained an erratic course under pressure.  

 

App. Vishal N. Bunde (LORD ARAZAN) reported the loss of whip at about 200 metres from the winning post. This being his first offence, no action has been initiated other than cautioning him to be more careful in the future.

 

After the race, ASPEN was observed to have a cut injury at the right hind coronet.

 

RACE NO.3(147) – THE FOURTH ESTATE TROPHY: (About)  1400 Metres -  5 Runners

 

At the request of Trainer Imtiaz A. Sait, CARBONARA was examined at 1045 hours on 07/10/2017 and was found to have left fore frog injury and was sore by the left fore leg. As such, the gelding was certified unfit to race and was withdrawn on Veterinary grounds. The gelding has to be passed fit by the Club’s V.O. before next accepting to race.

 

REMEMBER ME (T. S. Jodha) jumped out slow losing about 2 lengths at the start.

 

After the race, STARISTOCRAT was trotted and found to be sound, but having a cut injury at the right hind pastern and an abrasion at both hind fetlocks.

 

RACE NO.4(148) – THE YANA PLATE: (About)  1000 Metres - 10 Runners

 

Soon after the start, WILD FIRE (A. Imran Khan) shifted in thereby tightening VICTORIO (App. K. Nazil) along the rails forcing him to be checked. Jockey A.Imran Khan has been fined Rs. 2,000/-

 

Passing 800 metres, SHAOQING (App. Vishal N. Bunde) shifted in thereby inconveniencing VICTORIO (App. K. Nazil). App. Vishal N. Bunde has been cautioned.

 

The Sr. V.O. reported that after returning from the race, RIDER ON THE STORM showed signs of distress in the Saddling Enclosure. The gelding was hosed with cold water and given first aid treatment after which he recovered and after observation for half an hour, he was sent to the stables.

 

After the race, WILD FIRE and FLAMBOYANT FLAME (examined on 08/10/2017) were trotted and found to be sound.

 

RACE NO.5(149) – THE E D’AVOINE TROPHY: (About) 1400 Metres - 15 Runners

 

At the request of Jockey Suraj Narredu the saddle on his mount SHAKIN STEVEN was adjusted at the starting gate.

 

ADONIJAH (A. Imran Khan) was restless in the stall and not allowing the rider to settle. ANGEL COIN (Amyn Merchant) jumped out slow losing about 4 lengths at the start. Trainers P. Shroff and Sangramsinh N. Joshi have been asked to give their respective charge more gate practice and show them to the satisfaction of the Starter at morning starting trials, before next accepting to race.

 

At the start, XOXO (T. S. Jodha, dr. 7) jumped inwards on to ADONIJAH (A. Imran Khan, dr. 6).

 

Soon after the start, POLYNEICES (Akshay) shifted in thereby inconveniencing XOXO (T. S. Jodha) who had to be steadied. Jockey Akshay has been cautioned.

 

After the race, ADONIJAH was observed to have lost its right fore shoe. SAGITTARIUS was examined at the stables in the morning on 08/10//2017 and was found to be sound in the trot.

 

RACE NO.6(150) – THE CAPRIOLE PLATE (DIV.I)(About) 1000 Metres - 13 Runners

 

At the start, ADELE (Santosh G. dr. 12) jumped inwards on to ZION (App. D. R. Shubham, dr.11). Thereafter, MAKE IT SHINE (S. G. Prasad, dr. 8) shifted out under urgings thus starting a chain reaction, due to which BOHEMIAN (App. N. Nadeem, dr. 10), ZION (App. D. R. Shubham, dr. 11) and ADELE (Santosh G., dr. 12) were tightened. As a result of this, App. N. Nadeem was unbalanced and fell and Jockey Santosh G. (ADELE) was observed to have lost his balance momentarily. GUNGA DIN (App. N. B. Kuldeep) who was racing behind was also hampered due to the fall. As such, Jockey S. G. Prasad was reported to the Stewards for dangerous riding. 

 

The Stewards of the Club at their meeting held after the race interviewed Jockey S. G. Prasad in the above connection and having heard him and having viewed the video recording of the race, were not satisfied with the explanation tendered by him and decided to suspend his Jockey’s licence w.e.f. 28th October to 29th October 2017 and from 19th November to 22nd November 2017 for dangerous riding (permitted to ride work/mock race).

 

After the race, Jockey A. Imran Khan (KNIGHT AT ARMS) reported that his mount hung out throughout the race. Trainer Vinay Lagad has been asked to take remedial measures before next accepting to race the gelding.

 

After the race, ZION was found to be sore by the right hind leg. The mare has to be passed fit by the Club’s V.O. before next accepting to race.

 

The Equine Hospital reported that DANCE OF FIRE had injuries to both eyes (both eyes were closed with lacrimation and mild opacity at the right eye).  LUCKY STRIKE had left eye injury (lacrimation with mild opacity).

 

After the race, LUCKY STRIKE and KNIGHT AT ARMS (examined on 08/10/2017) were trotted and found to be sound.  ADELE had a cut injury at the right hind fetlock, KNIGHT AT ARMS had a cut injury at the left hind fetlock and GRAPPA had a gum injury.

 

RACE NO.7(151) – THE PUNE RACING JOURNALISTS TROPHY: (About)  1600 Metres– 18 Runners

 

After the race, Jockey Prashant P. Dhebe (HARMONY) reported that passing the 1400 metres he was tightened for room due to a tightly packed field.

 

After the race, Jockey B. Nikhil (DIABLO) reported that approaching 300 metres he was hampered for room and had to stop riding for a couple of strides.

 

App. Vishal N. Bunde (STAR SCHOLAR) reported the loss of whip at about 100 metres. This being his second offence, he has been fined Rs.2,000/-.

 

An enquiry has been initiated into the poor performance of ADMO and a report will be submitted shortly.

 

After the race, ADMO, GDANSK and GOOD THING (examined on 08/10/2017) were trotted and found to be sound.

GOOD THING had a cut injury at the right hind coronet.

 

RACE NO.8(152) - THE D.N.ZODGE PLATE : (About) 1000 Metres - 13 Runners

 

DECCAN KING (K. Nazil) was restless in the stall and not allowing the rider to settle. Trainer H. J. Antia has been asked to give the gelding more gate practice and show him to the satisfaction of the Starter at morning starting trials, before next accepting to race.

 

At the start, SPEED OF SOUND (A. Imran Khan, dr.5) was observed to veer out and was steadied.

 

Approaching 800 metres, QUIXOTIC (Vishal N. Bunde) shifted in and went across TALLY HO (D. S. Daman) forcing him to be checked and change course thereby tightening RIDGEWOOD STAR (Suraj Narredu) and inconveniencing  NAUMEE (C. S. Jodha), DOUBLE NINE (P. S. Chouhan) and SPARKLING THEA (N. B. Kuldeep). Apprentice Vishal N. Bunde has been fined Rs.2,000/-

 

Approaching 700 Metres, NAUMEE (C. S. Jodha) shifted in on to TALLY HO (App. D. S. Daman) who in turn shifted in tightening EL TYCOON (T. S. Jodha) who had to be checked and dropped back on to HIGHLAND PRINCESS (Neeraj Rawal) forcing him to take evasive action and shift out, and in doing so, carried AME (N. S. Parmar) and RIDGEWOOD STAR (Suraj Narredu) outwards. After questioning Jockey C. S. Jodha and not being satisfied with his explanation, he has been fined Rs.3,000/-.

 

After the race, DOUBLE NINE and RIDGEWOOD STAR were trotted and found to be sound.

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The urine samples of the winner of the 1st, 3rd, 6th and 7th race, viz. WARLOCK, LUCAS, PRICELESSGIRL and  PACIFIC DUNES, and the special sample of WILD FIRE (4th race) and ADMO (7th race), were collected for detection of prohibited substance.

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TOTAL NUMBER OF RACES     -                  8    TOTAL NUMBER OF RUNNERS         -                                         92  

TOTAL STAKES                     - Rs.25,86,000/-    AVE. NUMBER OF RUNNERS PER RACE        -                      11.5                                

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SUMMARY:

SUSPENSION/ FINE (S)

R.1(145)

Joc. N. Nadeem – sus. for 28/10/2017

R.6(150)

Joc. S. G. Prasad – sus. w.e.f. 28/10/2017 to 29/10/2017 and from 19/11/2017 to 22/11/2017

R.7(151)

Joc. Vishal N. Bunde – fined Rs.2,000/-

R.8(152)

Joc. Vishal N. Bunde – fined Rs.2,000/-; Joc. C. S. Jodha – fined Rs.3,000/-

ACTION ON HORSE/S

R.3(147)

CARBONARA (Sore) – to be passed fit by the Club’s V.O.

R.5(149)

ADONIJAH – to be shown to the satisfaction of the Starter at morning starting trials

R.6(150)

ZION (Sore) – to be passed fit by the Club’s V.O.

KNIGHT AT ARMS (Hung out) – remedial measures

R.8(152)

DECCAN KING – to be shown to the satisfaction of the Starter at morning starting trials

PACIFIERS USED

R.1(145)

TIP TOP TAFFY, BEE QUIRKY, ARC OF PASSION, OLIVIA KASPEN

R.2(146)

FRIVOLOUS, ASPEN, LORD ARAZAN

R.3(147)

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R.4(148)

FLAMBOYANT FLAME

R.5(149)

COSA NOSTRA, GRAND PASSAGE, SAGITTARIUS

R.6(150)

JULIANO, SILVER MOON, BOHEMIAN

R.7(151)

ADMO, RISING BRAVE, CELESTIAL LIGHT, GOOD THING, VITESSE, MARVEL, FINEST MOMENT, TOMAHAWK, DIABLO

R.8(152)

DOUBLE NINE, WIND CRAFT, QUIXOTIC, FLOWER DUST, DECCAN KING

 

ADDITIONAL REPORT/S:

 

ERATUM:

 

RE : RACE NO.129 - THE MENORAH PLATE  - DIVISION II: RUN ON 23/09/2017 :

 

Kindly note that Apprentice M.  Ayyar was suspended for one race day i.e. on 8th October, 2017 for careless riding on RICH N RARE and not on 14th October, 2017 as erroneously published in the race day reports of the above day.

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RE : ENQUIRY INTO THE RUNNING AND RIDING OF “DEVOTED” (N.S.PARMAR) IN RACE NO.88 – THE SPEARHEAD PLATE- RUN ON 3RD SEPTEMBER, 2017 :

 

The Stipendiary Stewards reported that they had questioned Jockey N.S.Parmar on 7th September, 2017 in the above connection. He said that his instructions were to take a jump and  sit in 4th position, from the 800 metres he made his move but keep him covered and to do his best in the straight. He said that in the straight the horse was not passing the other horse.

 

Trainer Ivor Fernandes was questioned on 8th September, 2017. He said that he was not present at the races on 3rd September, 2017 and had told Trainer Himmat Singh who saddled his horse, to give the above instructions to Jockey N.S.Parmar. He said that he had seen the race and the Jockey rode well till coming into the straight, however, thereafter he kept following the front horse although he had enough room on either side. Trainer Ivor Fernandes was informed that the Jockey had stated in the enquiry that the horse was not passing the other horse. Trainer Ivor Fernandes said that if the horse was not passing, he would not have improved from the fourth to the 2nd position.

 

The video recording of Race No.88 was viewed and Trainer Ivor Fernandes reiterated that in the last 200 metres the Jockey had enough room on either side to move in or out but he kept following the front horse for no apparent reason. 

 

Having heard the submissions made by the Trainer and Jockey and having viewed the video recording of the race, the Stipendiary Stewards were not satisfied with the explanation tendered by Jockey N.S.Parmar, he was reported to the Stewards for such action as they deem fit for unsatisfactory riding.

 

The Stewards of the Club at their meeting held on Saturday, 7th October, 2017 interviewed Trainer Ivor Fernandes and Jockey N.S.Parmar in the above connection and having heard the submissions made and having viewed the video recording of the race, were not satisfied with the explanation tendered by Jockey N.S.Parmar. However, they decided to give him the benefit of the doubt for the charge of “unsatisfactory riding” and held him guilty of riding an incompetent race. In that, entering the home straight, he had sufficient room to make his move from either side of TORREZZO who was racing in front, however, he did not make sufficient effort to pull the horse in or out but continued following TORREZZO and did not give his horse a clear run. Trainer Ivor Fernandes also expressed his dissatisfaction with the riding. Taking an overall view and keeping in mind Jockey N.S.Parmar’s clean record and that the horse was at longer odds, the Stewards of the Club took a lenient view and decided to suspend his Jockey’s license w.e.f. 28th October, 2017 to 29th October, 2017 (both days inclusive) (permitted to ride work/mock race).

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RE : ENQUIRY INTO THE RUNNING AND RIDING OF “JUNE” (P.S.CHOUHAN) IN RACE NO.89 – THE RADICAL FORCE PLATE - RUN ON 3RD SEPTEMBER, 2017 :

 

The Stipendiary Stewards reported that they had questioned Trainer Nirad Karanjawala in the above connection. Trainer Nirad Karanjawala said that JUNE was carrying bottom weight and he had instructed the Jockey to go to the front and make the running and from the 1600 metres make it a decent run race.

 

The video recording of the race (normal view  as well as the back view) of the straight was viewed and the Trainer agreed that there was enough space for the Jockey to ride out but he had no room on the left to use the whip. He further opined that his horse was travelling well at the back stretch, however, since Jockey D.S.Daman (VULCAN) came alongside and started going head to head, this could have had a bearing on his horse’s performance.

 

Jockey P.S.Chouhan confirmed the instructions. He too was of the opinion that JUNE was travelling well at the back stretch until such time that Jockey D.S.Daman (VULCAN) came alongside and started going head to head and this could have had a bearing on his horse’s performance. To a specific question, Jockey P.S.Chouhan stated that in the last furlong he gave the horse a couple of reminders but thereafter VULCAN was in close proximity and he did not have sufficient room to use the whip on his near side. He also felt that, his mount was not responding well under whip and he responded better when ridden hands and heels.

 

Having heard the submissions made and having viewed the video recording of the race, the Stipendiary Stewards felt that the Jockey had enough room along the rails all through the straight and he should have been more vigorous in his riding effort and therefore reported the matter to the Stewards for such action as they deem fit.

 

The Stewards of the Club at their meeting held on Saturday, 7th October, 2017 interviewed Trainer Nirad Karanjawala and Jockey P.S.Chouhan in the above connection and having heard the submissions made and having viewed the video recording of Race No.89, all angles, in normal as well as slow motion and having viewed  Jockey P.S.Chouhan’s winning ride on FRIVOLOUS in Race No.146, the Stewards were not satisfied with the explanation tendered by Jockey P.S.Chouhan and held him guilty of unsatisfactory riding on his mount JUNE. In that, in the last furlong when VULCAN (D.S.Daman) came alongside on his outside and he was travelling stride to stride with VULCAN, even conceding that he did not have sufficient room on the left to use the whip due to close proximity with VULCAN, however, he changed his whip hand far too late and was not vigorous / his riding style was different as was evident on viewing his winning ride on FRIVOLOUS.

 

Therefore, the Stewards of the Club decided to suspend his Jockey’s license for 8 Race Days, i.e. w.e.f. 28th to 29th October, 2017 and w.e.f. 19th November, 2017 to 7th December, 2017 (permitted to ride work/mock race).

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RE : ENQUIRY INTO THE RUNNING AND RIDING OF “WE BREAK THE RULES” (P.S.CHOUHAN) IN RACE NO.105 – THE ASPINALLS PLATE - RUN ON 10TH SEPTEMBER, 2017 :

 

The Stipendiary Stewards reported that they had questioned Trainer C.D.Katrak in the above connection. He said that his only worry was whether the horse would get the 9 furlong trip, hence his main instructions to Jockey P.S.Chouhan was to tuck him in and sit quite, give him a chance and coming into the straight to do his best. When asked whether he had given any specific instructions to come from the inside or outside, Tr.C.D.Katrak replied in the negative. He said that coming into the straight the Jockey committed himself to make his move from the inside between the 400 metres and 300 metres. He said that on being questioned after the race, Jockey P.S.Chouhan informed him that just when he was about to go through, KING OF KILLEN (S.J.Sunil) shifted in whereby his horse ducked in. Tr.C.D.Katrak added that LORD GRANTHAM was always ahead of WE BREAK THE RULES and if his horse runs into the front horse, he cannot blame the front horse. He said that he came to the room to view the race along with Jockey P.S.Chouhan so as to lodge an objection against KING OF KILLEN, however, the Jockey felt that there was no point in lodging an objection because although KING OF KILLEN, did come in, he had not touched his horse but the horse had ducked in seeing the other horse.

 

The video recording of the race was viewed and when specifically asked whether the Jockey should have made his move from the outside in the straight considering his previous run where he had come from the outside, Trainer C.D.Katrak said that the only place the Jockey could have come from the outside was coming around the final bend but thereafter on entering the straight, between the 400 metres and 300 metres he had already committed himself to make his move from the inside and then KING OF KILLEN shifted in on to  his horse. When asked whether there was sufficient room along the rails for a horse to go through in the last 50 metres, Trainer C.D.Katrak said that he had seen the back view and from what he could recollect, he did not think there was sufficient room along the rails for a horse to pass through comfortably.  

 

Jockey P.S.Chouhan said that he was instructed to take a good jump and save the horse, not to use him in the early part as he was running over this distance for the first time, and to do his best in the straight. To a specific question, he said that his horse was travelling very comfortably and on entering the straight the other runners shifted out, so he came the shortest way. The video recording of the race was viewed and on being asked what transpired at the finish, Jockey P.S.Chouhan said that when he asked his horse for an effort, he charged into the front runner forcing him to check his mount and also the front horse had suddenly slowed down at that stage. The back view of the straight was viewed and on questioning, Jockey P.S.Chouhan stated that it was only when he had checked his mount that the gap along the rails opened up.

 

On a request from Jockey P.S.Chouhan, the previous races of the horse i.e. Race No.21 was viewed and he pointed out that the horse was sporting Blinkers in the race and in the straight when another horse came alongside and Jockey Neeraj Rawal made an effort, the horse had behaved in a similar manner and charged due to which he was steadied.

 

Thereafter the video recording of Race No.47, ridden by Jockey P.S.Chouhan, was viewed and the Jockey pointed out that in this race the horse raced without the Blinkers and he was hesitant to pass the front horse and just managed to win because ORION’S BELT (Dashrath Singh) shifted in.

 

Having heard the submissions made and having viewed the video recording of the race (front view as well as the back view) and also the previous races of the horse run during the current Pune Meeting and giving due weight-age to the statements of the Jockey, the Stipendiary Stewards felt that a Jockey of his calibre should have made more of an effort. Therefore, the matter was reported to the Stewards for such action as they deem fit.

 

The Stewards of the Club at their meeting held on Saturday, 7th October, 2017 interviewed Trainer C.D.Katrak and Jockey P.S.Chouhan in the above connection and having heard the submissions made and having viewed the video recording of the race, decided that no action was called for in the matter.

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RE : ENQUIRY INTO THE RUNNING AND RIDING OF “UNFORGETTABLE YOU” (YASH NARREDU IN RACE NO.115 – THE ELOISE PLATE - RUN ON 16TH SEPTEMBER, 2017 :

 

The Stipendiary Stewards reported that they had questioned Trainer M.Narredu and Jockey Yash Narredu in the above connection. Trainer M.Narredu said that he had asked the Jockey to drop to the last position, give the filly a chance and start improving from the 1000 metres. However, since the owner felt that she should not be pushed while negotiating the hill, the Jockey was asked to start improving from the 800 metres. Trainer M.Narredu felt that this was a slow run race which may not have suited the filly. 

 

It was pointed out to Trainer M.Narredu that in the previous race which the won, the Jockey had made his move much earlier despite that being a 2000 metre race (200 metres more than the race in question). Trainer Narredu replied that the set of horses and pace in the previous race was completely different and that the horses which finished behind UNFORGETTABLE YOU in her previous race, have subsequently failed to win. Further, in that particular race, he had in fact asked the Jockey to sit in the mid bunch but unfortunately Jockey P. Trevor was forced to settle her in the rear, which worked to her advantage. He added that he specifically wanted the Jockey to wait since last year when Jockey Suraj Narredu rode the filly, he had instructed the Jockey to take a jump, sit in a good position and to do his best in the straight. However, after taking over the running in the straight she loafed and was cornered in the last 150 metres. Therefore, he felt that the filly has a good turn of foot and that she should not be used earlier.  To a query, Trainer Narredu stated that the filly had sustained injury in the Pune Derby last year and was recovering, hence he could not run her during the Mumbai Season 2016/2017.

 

When questioned about the future plans for the filly, Trainer Narredu informed that he intends to run her in The Fillies and Mares Stakes (Gr. III). He said that the Jockey’s instructions may be different in her next race as she will be carrying bottom weight.   

 

Jockey Yash Narredu stated that whilst the Trainer had asked him to sit last and make his move from the 5 furlongs, the owner instructed him to give the filly a chance to settle and make his move from the 4 furlongs and to do his best. On being asked as to how the race panned out, he stated that as instructed, he started niggling the filly from the 4 furlongs, however the front runners had quickened passing the three furlong and his filly took time to respond to the change in pace.

 

Having heard the Trainer and Jockey and after having viewed the video recording of the race in question as also all the previous races of the filly, the Stipendiary Stewards were not satisfied with the explanation tendered by Jockey Yash Narredu and reported him to the Stewards of the Club for riding an ill-judged race.    

 

The Stewards of the Club at their meeting held on Saturday, 7th October, 2017 interviewed Trainer M.Narredu and Jockey Yash Narredu in the above connection and having heard the submissions made and having viewed the video recording of the race, the Stewards were not satisfied with the explanation tendered by Jockey Yash Narredu and held him guilty of riding an injudicious race. In that, he was specifically instructed to make his move from the 800 metres,  however, he made his move far too late on a favourite thereby leaving the horse too much to do in the straight which may have cost him the race. The Stewards also considered his recent record and taking an overall view, decided to suspend his Jockey’s licence for 4 Race Days i.e. w.e.f. 28th October, 2017 to 29th October, 2017 and w.e.f. 19th Novemer, 2017 to 24th November, 2017 (permitted to ride work/mock race).

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RE : ENQUIRY INTO THE COMPLAINT LODGED BY JOCKEY A.IMRAN KHAN AGAINST THE OTHER RIDERS IN RACE NO.132 – THE NIRMAL RUIA GOLD TROPHY RUN ON 23RD SEPTEMBER, 2017 :

 

The Stipendiary Stewards reported that after the all clear was given to the fourth race on Saturday, 23rd September 2017, Jockey A. Imran Khan, rider of “ACCOLADE” complained that he had heard Jockey Yash Narredu,  rider of “COLOMBIANA” asking Jockey Suraj Narredu, rider of “PHOENIX TIGER” to move out and subsequently in to hamper the running of ACCOLADE.

 

Jockeys A. Imran Khan, Yash Narredu, Suraj Narredu and Neeraj Rawal were questioned by the Stipendiary Stewards in the above connection and the matter was reported to the Stewards.

 

The Stewards of the Club at their meeting held on Saturday, 7th October, 2017 interviewed Jockeys A.Imran Khan, Yash Narredu, Suraj Narredu and Neeraj Rawal in the above connection and having heard them and having viewed the video recording of the race, all angles, in normal as well as slow motion and in absence of an audio, the Stewards of the Club were not able to come to a conclusion whether the incident of PHOENIX TIGER moving out and then moving in, between the 800 and 600 metres, was intentional or not, hence they decided to give Jockeys Suraj Narredu and Yash Narredu the benefit of the doubt in this case. However, the Stewards noted that such incidents bring disrepute to the game of horse racing, therefore, they decided to warn them to be more careful.

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RE : ENQUIRY INTO THE RUNNING AND RIDING OF “FERNEBACHE” (N.S.PARMAR) IN RACE NO.81 – THE ROSMINI PLATE (DIV.II) (1200 METRES) RUN ON 2ND SEPTEMBER, 2017 :

 

The Stipendiary Stewards reported that they had questioned Trainer S.K.Sunderji and Jockey N.S.Parmar in the above connection. Trainer S.K.Sunderji said that the horse lacks early speed, hence he had instructed the Jockey to take a good jump and sit in mid bunch, gradually improve him and to do his best. Jockey N.S.Parmar confirmed the instructions and added that that the horse did not take a smart jump and he pushed the horse for about half a furlong but he did not respond. He said that there were horses in front and there was a lot of kick back because of which the horse did not gallop. He said that the horse has run three times so far and in the first race of the Season he was ridden by an apprentice claiming 5 kg. allowance and that time also he did not show early speed. 

 

To a specific question, Jockey N.S.Parmar said that once the horse started moving in the straight there were horses in front of him and he was unable to move out.

 

When asked about the future plans for this horse. Trainer S.K.Sunderji said that he plans to race the horse after three to four weeks.

 

The explanation tendered by the Trainer and Jockey was noted and both were informed that a watch would be kept on the future running of this horse.

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SAMPLES - RESULTS:

 

The urine sample of the following runners has been reported NEGATIVE for the presence of prohibited substance/s:-

 

02/09/2017           -              MISS MONEYPENNY, HOLY SMOKE, DANCING PRANCES, GOLDIE’S PET,

                                                GRAN PARADISO, FORTITUDE

 

03/09/2017           -               TEMERITY, COLOMBIANA, YANNA RASCALA, SUPERSTAR SUPREME, SAMARJEET

 

09/09/2017           -               LUCAS, AUBURN, GAZINO, BUNTING

 

10/09/2017           -               HARVEY, KRAMER, CARBONARA, ASCENSION, SERENO

 

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The urine sample of the following horses has been reported NEGATIVE for the presence of Anabolic Steroids and Sex Hormones:

 

11/09/2017           -               MATHAIYUS

 

12/09/2017           -               CAPTAIN MORGAN

 

14/09/2017           -               GLORIANA, DEVOTED, RASHUN

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Pune: 9th October, 2017