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« 2019-Jun-19, 08:41 AM Reply #5700 »
LEISFIELD TO RETIRE AS BRC CLERK OF COURSE
Wednesday 19 June, 2019   
Mark Oberhardt
One of the mainstays of Brisbane racing, Ricky Leisfield, will step down from his role as clerk of course after the Tattersall's meeting at Eagle Farm.

He will continue to work at Doomben but felt it was time to step aside as clerk of the course after Saturday.

Leisfield arrived in Brisbane from western Queensland in 1968 to begin an apprenticeship with the late trainer Tom Dawson.

It began an association with Brisbane racing which has spanned 50 years, first as a jockey and then various roles at Doomben and Eagle Farm.

Leisfield was a jockey for 27 years before retiring in 1995 with more than 500 winners under his belt.

He has worked full time at Doomben since 1995 including as track supervisor and as clerk of the course at both major tracks.

"I will continue to work at Doomben but I have hung up my saddle," Leisfield said.

Doomben course manager Jim Roberts said Leisfield was a superb horseman who had done an outstanding job as clerk of the course.

"He is a legend around Brisbane racing and deserves all the credit he gets," he said.

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« 2019-Jun-19, 12:21 PM Reply #5701 »
I'm very curious to know how Jamaican Rain manages to get in the field for the Tatts Tiara ahead of Con Te Partiro.

Con Te Partiro has a higher handicap rating and higher prize money than Jamaican Rain.

 I can see why the 3 year old fillies who have a lower rating and less prize money could make the field ahead of Con Te Partiro. However, how on earth did Jamaican Rain get in ahead of the Waterhouse/Bolt horse? Both appear to have each won 1 Listed Race and 1 Group 3 race.

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« 2019-Jun-19, 01:56 PM Reply #5702 »
Let us know when you find out.

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« 2019-Jul-17, 03:06 PM Reply #5703 »
Bernadette Cooper's been carrying on like a third class boy with the pronunciation of the winner of the 5th at Sunshine Coast today

Horse being WHAKAREWAREWA.

Which seems to be pronounced as  :censored: -a-weara-weara.

 

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« 2019-Aug-01, 05:49 PM Reply #5704 »
Stewards Report from Wednesday Sunshine Coast.
 
SAILOR GERRI Ė Prior to the running of this event stewards received information from race day officials regarding possible race day treatment of this mare.  After taking evidence from steward Mrs L. Hicks and veterinarian surgeon Dr A. Murdoch stewards declared the horse a late scratching at  4.39 pm acting under AR20(d).  Stewards subsequently opened an inquiry into this matter, taking further evidence from trainer L. Birchley and stablehand K. Alderton. Urine, blood and nasal swab samples were also taken and the inquiry was adjourned to a time and date to be fixed in order for  these samples to be analysed.   
 
Subsequent to the event all monies invested on the horse were ordered to be refunded with the following deductions applicable.
 
28 cents in the dollar on the face value of win bets
30 cents in the dollar on the face value of win bets for the place
23 cents in the dollar on the face value of 2nd place bets
27 cents in the dollar on the face value of 3rd place bets


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« 2019-Aug-02, 07:49 PM Reply #5705 »
TARRANT SUSPENDED AFTER COURT APPEARANCE
Friday 02 August, 2019
 
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Queensland stewards have stood jockey Luke Tarrant down from riding.

Troubled jockey Luke Tarrant has been suspended as result of a criminal court appearance and will be stood down from riding at Doomben.

The decision means Tarrant will have to show he is a fit person before his licence is reinstated.

It is understood some jockeys approached the Queensland Racing Integrity Commission raising concerns about riding with Tarrant. :o

On Wednesday, Tarrant, 25, pleaded guilty to a series of drug possession charges in the Maroochydore Magistrates Court.

Tarrant was sentenced to 30 months probation with an order he undergo rehabilitation in an approved facility.

No conviction was recorded and Tarrant will have to begin rehabilitation soon but he had been booked for rides at Doomben on Saturday.

Queensland Racing Integrity Commission boss Ross Barnett said Tarrant had been suspended under a rule which states the body is responsible for a duty of care to participants and the suspension was immediate.

"A duty of care to animals and jockeys is paramount for the commission," Barnett said.

Tarrant has ridden nearly 350 winners including the 2015 Magic Millions on Le Chef and the 2015 Group Two Villiers on Rudy.

However, his career has been dogged by stewards room and court appearances.

He is currently riding on a stay after being suspended for a month for gambling but he denies the charge.

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« 2019-Aug-06, 01:20 PM Reply #5706 »
Melbourne Cup-winning jockey set for Brisbane move
4 hours ago by NZ Racing Desk
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Melbourne Cup-winning jockey Tony AllanImage: Race Images Palmerston North

Catching up with old acquaintances on a Queensland holiday last month has led to Melbourne Cup-winning jockey Tony Allan deciding to continue his riding career in the Sunshine State.

Allan, who won the 1988 Melbourne Cup on Empire Rose, has accepted an offer to be stable rider for former prominent New Zealand trainer Paddy Busuttin, who is making a comeback to training at Deagon after retiring a few years ago.

"Paddy made me an offer and it's a fantastic opportunity for me," Allan said. "I rode winners for Paddy years ago and itíll be good to ride for him again.

"I go over on Thursday and already have a ride for Saturday at the Gold Coast meeting for another of my old New Zealand contacts, Graeme Cameron, who I had a lot of success with when he was training in Te Aroha.

"While I was over there on holiday I caught up with other old contacts, (trainers) Brian Smith and Sheila Laxon. I'm really looking forward to riding there. Deagon is close to Eagle Farm and I'll be able to go in there to ride trackwork when I want."

Allan spent six months on the sidelines after breaking his arm in a race fall at New Plymouth last December and resumed at Te Rapa on July 20.

"The arm took a bit longer to heal and I didn't want rush things," Allan said. "I've had a couple of rides back and I'm happy with my progress.

"I'm looking forward to teaming up with Paddy. He's got some nice horses in work."

The original mentor of champion Sydney trainer Chris Waller, Busuttin was one of New Zealand's leading trainers, preparing 778 winners, and he made successful Australian raids when travelling from his Foxton base with such top gallopers as the great stayer Castletown, an inductee into the NZ Racing Hall of Fame.

He also made his mark in Singapore when blazing the trail for other New Zealand trainers such as Laurie Laxon, Stephen Gray, Bruce Marsh, Mark Walker and Donna Logan. During his nine years in Singapore, his best performer was 2001 Singapore Horse of the Year, Bocelli.

Busuttin also trained for a few seasons in Macau, winning the Macau Guineas (1500m) and Macau Derby (1800m) in 2011 with New Zealand-bred Imabayboy, and had some success when training on the Gold Coast for a couple of seasons before calling it quits three years ago.

Busuttin has proudly watched his son, Trent, and partner Natalie Young making their mark as a successful training partnership from their Cranbourne base in Melbourne.

"I'm dead-keen again now and have got my old foreman, Rata Prince, working for me," Busuttin said.

"With Tony on board, I'm excited about the future.

"Tony rode quite a few winners for me back when he was young and I think he can really do well over here.

"I've got a young team and many of them are ready to kick off. Tony will be my stable rider and I'll also be helping him get as many outside rides."

Allan spent even longer off the scene than Busuttin, retiring in 2005 and working as a track rider in Japan then doing a stint in the same role for Sydney trainers Peter and Paul Snowden before the desire to reach 1000 winners in New Zealand drew him back to race riding, settling back in Levin.

He reached 1000 wins aboard Aigne in March last year and added another 11 to the total before his fall last December, forming a successful association with Blondlign, winning a hat-trick of races.

Allan, 52, believes now is the time to try his luck in Queensland after so long off the scene with injury.

"I lost a lot of my contacts being out for so long with other jockeys picking up the rides," Allan said. "I could get going again, but it would take time. It's better to try doing it somewhere new for now.

"I'm looking forward to riding in Queensland again. I had some good results there early in my career.

"I remember winning a couple at Eagle Farm and running third on Finezza Belle for Laurie Laxon in a Group Two (Prime Minister's Cup, 2400m) at the Gold Coast.

"I also ran second on Sapio in the Brisbane Cup (then a Group One) and I rode Poetic Prince when he ran second to Planet Ruler in the Queensland Guineas."

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