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ROYAL WESTERN INDIA TURF CLUB, LTD.

MUMBAI MEETING 2017/18, EXTRA RACE DAY, SUNDAY, 29th APRIL, 2018.

(PENETROMETER: 3.9; GOING: GOOD)

 RACE DAY REPORTS

EVENING RACING

RAILS WERE PLACED AT THE ORIGINAL POINT

 

CHANGE OF JOCKEYS:

RACE

HORSE

JOCKEY

REPLACED BY

REASON

3(312)

GREEK LEGEND

J. CHINOY

AMYN MERCHANT

INDISPOSED

4(313)

KIMBERELLA

J. CHINOY

DASHRATH SINGH

INDISPOSED

5(314)

ROYAL ECLAIR

BHAWANI SINGH

SHRIKANT KAMBLE

INJURED IN THE 4th RACE

6(315)

KNIGHT’S QUEST

J. CHINOY

N. S. PARMAR

INDISPOSED

7(316)

OLIVIA KASPEN

J. CHINOY

S. G. PRASAD

INDISPOSED

7(316)

ROYAL BLOOD

BHAWANI SINGH

SHRIKANT KAMBLE

NJURED IN THE 4th RACE

 

RACE NO.1(310) –THE SHANDAAR PLATE: (About) 1400 Metres – Runners - 7 

 

At the start, SAFFRON FLOWER (D. S. Daman, dr. 6) jumped out awkwardly, throwing her head.

 

After the race, Jockey S. A. Amit (LOVELY FAIRY) reported that he lost his whip passing the 400 metres. The Stipendiary Stewards will be looking into the same and a report will be submitted shortly.

 

After the race, SPIRIT OF OATH was observed to have a gum injury.

 

RACE NO.2(311) – THE JOCKEYS TROPHY: (About) 1400 Metres – Runners - 7

 

Passing the 800 metres, ZANZIBAAR (P. S. Chouhan) was inconvenienced between TIMELESS DEEDS (App. Parbat Singh) and CELESTIAL LIGHT (S. Zervan).

 

After the race, CELESTIAL LIGHT and TIMELESS DEEDS were trotted and found to be sound.

 

RACE NO.3(312) –THE DIEGO RIVERA PLATE: (About) 1400 Metres – Runners- 13 

 

At the start, EXCELLENT (S. Zervan, dr. 8) jumped outwards, at the same time NATALMA (N. S. Parmar dr. 9) jumped inwards and they made contact due to which EXCELLENT (S. Zervan, dr. 8) shifted in and bumped GRAND CHIEFTAIN (Bhawani Singh, dr. 7). Thereafter, WHISPERING QUEEN (R. Shelar, dr. 6) shifted out thereby cutting across GRAND CHIEFTAIN (Bhawani Singh, dr. 7) and made contact with EXCELLENT (S. Zervan, dr. 8).

 

Passing the 1000 metres, GOLD MAGIC (N. Tauseef Ahmed) and VELVET VIBES (App. Vishal N. Bunde) were observed to have jostled. Thereafter, approaching the 800 metres GOLD MAGIC (N. Tauseef Ahmed) racing between VELVET VIBES (App. Vishal N. Bunde) and WHISPERING QUEEN (R. Shelar) was dropped back thereby inconveniencing GRAND CHIEFTAIN (Bhawani Singh).

 

After the race, JETFIRE was observed to have a cut injury at the right hind bulb of heel. GOLD MAGIC was examined at the stables in the morning on 30/04/2018 and found to be sound in the trot.

 

RACE NO.4(313) –THE MINSTREL PLATE: (About) 1600 Metres – Runners- 8 

 

After being stalled, DO THE MATH (Bhawani Singh) ducked the front gate, as such, the gelding was taken out and was withdrawn before coming under the Starter’s order. Trainer Rehanullah Khan 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.

 

Approaching the 300 metres, KIMBERELLA (Dashrath Singh) veered inwards and made contact with WE BREAK THE RULES (P. S. Chouhan). After the race, Jockey Dashrath Singh reported that his mount hung-in in the straight. Trainer Imtiaz A. Sait has been asked to take remedial measures before next accepting to race the filly.

 

After the race, Jockey N. S. Parmar (MOMENTUM) reported that his mount hung-in in the final stages of the race. Trainer P. Shroff has been asked to take remedial measures before next accepting to race the gelding.

 

After the race, WE BREAK THE RULES, MOMENTUM and ARRECIFE were trotted and found to be sound.

 

RACE NO.5(314) – THE RACING OFFICIALS TROPHY (DIV.II): (About) 1200 Metres –Runners- 9 

 

SPORTO (App. D. R. Shubham) was reluctant to reach the starting point thus delaying the start. Trainer Adhirajsingh Jodha has been asked to take remedial measures and ensure that the gelding reaches the starting point on time in the future.

 

At the start, ART O WAR (App. P. S. Kaviraj, dr. 2) jumped outwards on to SIA (S. G. Prasad, dr. 3) who was unbalanced and shifted out and made contact with SPORTO (App. D. R. Shubham, dr. 4).

 

Passing the 600 metres, ART O WAR (App. P. S. Kaviraj, dr. 2) shifted out and carried LORRAINE (P. S. Chouhan) outwards on to RARE SILVER (Nikhil Naidu). App P. S. Kaviraj has been cautioned.

 

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

 

The Sr. V.O. reported that at the request of the Trainer, LORRAINE was scoped at the Equine Hospital after the race and found to be EIPH (Gr.III). The filly is not to race for the stipulated ban period of four weeks and has to be passed fit by the Club’s V.O. before next accepting to race.

 

After the race, SIA, YUTAKA, ART OF WAR and LORRAINE were trotted and found to be sound.

 

RACE NO.6(315) – THE RACING OFFICIALS TROPHY (DIV.I): (About) 1200 Metres – Runners – 9

 

At the start, FABIO (App. K. Nazil, dr. 9) was observed to have stumbled and had to be steadied.

 

Soon after the start, Jockey Shrikant Kamble (REDS REVENGE) was observed to have lost his whip. This being his first instance of whip loss during Mumbai Meeting 2017-’18, no action has been initiated.

 

After the race, Jockey Nikhil Naidu (HUZZAH’S GRACE) reported that his saddle had slipped during the race. Trainer Imtiaz A. Sait has been fined Rs. 2,000/- for the faulty saddling of his charge.

 

After the race, KNIGHT’S QUEST was found to be sore by the right fore leg. The gelding has to be passed fit by the Club’s V.O. before next accepting to race.

 

After the race, SPEED OF SOUND was trotted and to be sound.

 

RACE NO.7(316) – THE GOODBYE PLATE: (About) 1000 Metres – Runners - 13 

 

At the start, GOLDEN TOWER (App. M. Ayyar, dr 6) jumped inwards and made contact with ABRAXAS (D. S. Daman, dr 5).

 

Soon after the start, OLIVIA KASPEN (S. G. Prasad) shifted in and went across OUTSTANDING (R. Ajinkya) and RICH N RARE (App. Raghuveer Singh) who were steadied. Jockey S. G. Prasad has been cautioned.

 

Approaching the 200 metres App. K. Nazil (ARC OF PASSION) was observed to have lost his whip. looking into this incident and a report will be submitted shortly

 

Passing the 150 metres, POINT THE STAR (App. Vishal N. Bunde) shifted in and tightened ARVAN (G. Amit) along the rails. App. Vishal N. Bunde has been cautioned.

 

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

 

After the race, ARVAN, POINT THE STAR and ARC OF PASSION were trotted and found to be sound.

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The urine samples of the winner of the 2nd and 4th race, viz. STAR OF THEA and KIMBERELLA, and the special sample of  LORRAINE (5th race), were collected for detection of prohibited substance. MAKE IT SHINE (Winner – 5th race) did not pass urine even after sufficient time had lapsed, hence sample collection was abandoned.

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TOTAL NUMBER OF RACES        -                               7       TOTAL NUMBER OF RUNNERS                        -        66

TOTAL STAKES                            -      Rs.23,88,800/-       AVE. NUMBER OF RUNNERS PER RACE         -     9.42         -------------------------------------

 

 

SUMMARY:

SUSPENSION/ FINE (S)

R.6(315)

Tr. Imtiaz A. Sait – fined Rs. 2,000/-

ACTION ON HORSE/S

R.4(313)

DO THE MATH – to be shown to the satisfaction of the Starter at morning starting trials.

KIMBERELLA  (hung in) – remedial measures

MOMENTUM (hung in) – remedial measures

R.5(314)

SPORTO – Trainer to take remedial measures to ensure that the gelding reaches the start in time in the future.

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

LORRAINE (EIPH GR.III) – stopped for four weeks and to be passed fit by the Club’s V.O.

R.6(315)

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

R.7(316)

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

 

ADDITIONAL REPORTS :

 

RE  : APPEAL DATED 7th APRIL, 2018 FROM JOCKEY P.S.CHOUHAN AGAINST THE DECISION OF THE STEWARDS OF THE CLUB IN RESPECT OF SUSPENSION OF HIS JOCKEY’S LICENCE W.E.F 21st APRIL 2018 TILL THE END OF THE MUMBAI MEETING 2017-2018 AND NOT TO GRANT HIM A JOCKEY’S LICENCE, IF HE APPLIED FOR ONE, TILL 20th APRIL 2019 FOR BEING GUILTY OF NOT PERMITTING HIS MOUNT LORD COMMANDER TO RUN ON ITS MERITS – ENQUIRY INTO THE RUNNING AND RIDING OF “LORD COMMANDER” IN RACE NO. 230 – THE QUEST FOR CASH PLATE (1000 METRES) RUN ON 15th MARCH 2018 AT THE MUMBAI RACE COURSE –  JOCKEY P.S.CHOUHAN WAS GRANTED A STAY ON THE PUNISHMENT UNTIL HIS APPEAL WAS HEARD:

 

The Board of Appeal at its meeting held on 23rd April, 2018 considered Appeal dated 7th April, 2018 from Jockey P. S. Chouhan in the above connection.

 

The Board of Appeal considered all documents, papers and proceedings, including Jockey P. S. Chouhan’s grounds of appeal dated 15th April, 2018 and his additional grounds of appeal dated 21st April, 2018 and heard the submissions made by him/his Spokesman, Mr. Rahul Bhat. Trainer Bezan Chenoy was also called in and heard/cross examined. The video recording of Race No.230 was viewed, including the blow up picture – in normal as well slow motion. The Board also viewed the video recording submitted by Jockey P. S. Chouhan (side by side view of Race Nos.177 and 230, in two halves i.e. before and after the bend, and also the side by side view of Race Nos.104 and 230.) Jockey P. S. Chouhan was also given the opportunity to cross examine Mrs. Bakhtawar B. Chenoy (part-owner), which he declined. He was also given the opportunity to elaborate on each and every point of his grounds of appeal.

 

The Board of Appeal deliberated the matter and applied their minds to the entire facts and circumstances. Whilst the Board concurred with the findings of the Stewards of the Club,  keeping in mind that this was Jockey P. S. Chouhan’s first offence of this nature, the Board of Appeal unanimously decided to modify his punishment as under :-

 

a)       To modify the punishment imposed on him by the Stewards of the Club to the effect that his Jockey’s license will now stand suspended w.e.f. 28th April, 2018 till the end of the Mumbai Meeting 2017/18. Thereafter, should he apply for a Jockey’s license for the Season 2018/19, the same will not be granted to him up to and inclusive of 27th October, 2018;

 

b)       However, the balance period of six months punishment has been kept as a suspended sentence and if he is again found guilty of a similar offence in the next three years commencing from 28th October, 2018 then the aforesaid suspended sentence of six months would immediately come into force and effect and which aforesaid punishment would be in addition to any other punishment which the Stewards may impose on him.

 

c)       His deposit was ordered to be forfeited.

 

Pending litigation in the Suit filed by P S Chouhan against the Club, P S Chouhan has presently been granted ‘A’ Jockey’s License, as per statement made by Club’s Counsel in Honorable Court on 4th May 2018, which is Valid upto and inclusive of 7th June 2018.

 

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RE : ENQUIRY INTO THE RUNNING AND RIDING OF “SCION” IN RACE NO.271 – THE AHU PLATE (DIV.II) RUN ON 7TH APRIL, 2018 :

 

The Stipendiary Stewards reported that they had questioned Trainer Altaf Hussain and Jockey Vishal N. Bunde in the above connection. Trainer Altaf Hussain stated that he had instructed the Jockey to jump, sit in 3rd/4th position and to do his best in the straight. Jockey Vishal N. Bunde confirmed the instructions. The video recording of the race was viewed and Jockey Vishal N. Bunde was asked as to why he dropped back approaching 600 metres to which he stated that he was racing on the haunches of OLIVIA KASPEN who shifted out while negotiating the bend and in an effort to save his mount, he had to check. It was pointed out to Jockey Vishal N. Bunde that he could have held his position instead of dropping back, to which he replied that the pace had quickened at that moment and it appears as though he had dropped back.

 

Whilst Trainer Altaf Hussain concurred with the opinion of the Stipendiary Stewards that Jockey Vishal N. Bunde could have held his position, however, taking into account the Jockey’s riding caliber and his relative inexperience, the Stipendiary Stewards decided that no action was called for and the enquiry was closed.

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RE : MERCY PETITION IN RESPECT OF SUSPENSION OF HIS JOCKEY’S LIECNCE W.E.F. 4th APRIL, 2018 TILL THE END OF THE MUMBAI MEETING 2017/18 AND THEREAFTER FOR THE FIRST TWO RACE DAYS OF THE PUNE MEETING 2018 FOR UNSATISFACTORY RIDING - ENQUIRY INTO THE RUNNING AND RIDING OF “TEMERITY” IN RACE NO.165 – THE DELTIN CASINOS ECLIPSE STAKES OF INDIA (GR.2) RUN ON 10th FEBRUARY, 2018 :

 

The Stewards of the Club at their meeting held on Sunday, 29th April, 2018 considered Mercy Petition from Jockey Neeraj Rawal in the above connection and having considered all papers and proceedings before them and having deliberated the matter, decided to allow his Mercy Petition and reduced the period of his punishment till the end of the Mumbai Meeting 2017/18.

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Mumbai: 4th May, 2018

 

 

 

 

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