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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 – 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 it’ll 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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« 2019-Aug-28, 03:05 PM Reply #5707 »
Interested to see what the stewards make of the run of Advance Warning Race 5 Sunshine coast.
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« 2019-Aug-30, 04:12 PM Reply #5708 »
An apprentice jockey on a horse over 1800M in Queensland.

There are so few races in Qld further than 1600M that apprentices can't possible gain much experience in these type of races.None of the starters had shown much speed in their previous  race including Advance Warning, so I'll just go with an incompetent ride by a 2Kg claiming apprentice.

It's interesting to note that, just for a change, we have 2 races over further than 1600 at Eagle Farm tomorrow and Nothdurft doesn't have a ride in either of them.


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« 2019-Sep-01, 04:13 PM Reply #5709 »
Waller trio make amends for poor runs
NATHAN EXELBY

THREE horses that flopped last week lifted their act to provide the Gold Coast arm of the Chris Waller stable with a winning treble at Eagle Farm yesterday, capped by valuable mare Veranes notching an important maiden Saturday success.

Makdanife was awful last week at the Gold Coast and Veranes was also out of the placings, but the pair turned it around in the space of seven days.

Similarly, The Avenger was safely held in a hot Benchmark race in Sydney last Saturday, but the trip up the Pacific Highway did the trick.

Waller’s Queensland stable manager Paul Shailer said The Avenger was a horse that carries a lot of condition, so the trip was ideal as it was like having another run and helped him overcome his reputation for not finishing off on occasions.

“He gets fat really easily and that’s probably half an excuse for him not finishing his races off a lot of the time,” Shailer said.

Veranes was a $320,000 yearling purchase for the families of prominent owners David Devine and Nev Morgan.

She had won just the one race in 16 starts before Robbie Fradd produced a slick effort to land her a late winner.

Shailer said the plan had been to put blinkers on her yesterday, but an oversight meant she raced without the shades again.

Fradd said the difference between this week and last was that he was able to angle Veranes to the outside of horses, as opposed to making his run on the rails.

“She doesn’t like to make her run inside other horses,” he said.

It was a big day for Gold Coast-based stables, with Michael Costa landing the first race with $17 chance Sukwhinder, who was able to face the breeze and run down the more fancied Niedorp.

The early pattern allowed horses to sit out wide and that helped Sukwhinder overcome what looked a tricky draw.

It was a welcome win for Costa as he continues new parent duties.

Costa and his wife Melanie recently celebrated the birth of their third son, Hugo.

ENDS

Having to depend on the CM for explanations such as they are when stewards report zilch on form reversals is most unsatisfactory ...Mackdaknife was a last to first win beaten 10L after having the run of the race a week ago ...yesty he grows a leg and the stewards didn't bother asking for an explanation ..... they questioned the rider after it ran last at the Gold Coast last week but didn't bother asking how in the space of a week it could go from last to first .......check out the two runs ....

https://www.racingqueensland.com.au/racing-and-results/video-replays/player/thoroughbred/gcst/20190824/race/1

"MAKDANIFE – When questioned regarding the riding tactics Jockey M. Cahill stated that the gelding had disappointed and may have been unsuited by the slow tempo in the race and was left flatfooted when the field sprinted from the 600m. Thereafter MAKDANIFE failed to run on when placed under pressure. A post race veterinary examination failed to reveal any abnormalities. Stable foreman P. Shailer reported at this stage the stable will review the current campaign of the gelding and if anything comes to light in the coming days will advise Stewards accordingly. "

https://www.racingqueensland.com.au/racing-and-results/video-replays/player/thoroughbred/e%20fm/20190831/race/3

 

Then there's the Red Chase run which from the side looked very off............  the stewards would have a head on view and questioned the rider they are checking the betting to see if there's anything to find

"RED CHASE – Hung outwards badly at the 800m and was retired out of the race. When questioned regarding the run jockey M. Du Plessis stated that after being wide early he was attempting to obtain cover but was unable to do so and the gelding then hung outwards abruptly near the 800m and proved difficult to control and as such he eased it out of the race. Jockey Du Plessis further stated that at its previous runs he was able to obtain cover and believed that racing on the outside on this occasion may have contributed to the gelding hanging outwards. Trainer D. Forster advised Stewards that the gelding had shown tendencies to be field shy previously and with no cover on its outside may have contributed to the gelding hanging outwards. Ms Forster further advised that she would now spell RED CHASE and trial it before it returns to racing. As such Ms Forster was advised that the gelding will require a barrier trial prior to racing again. Stewards also intend to review the wagering and betting transactions in regards to this race. A post race veterinary examination the gelding to be sore in the off fore fetlock."

No hanging at its previous run when it blitzed a Cls3 at Eagle Farm ...check out both runs...
 
https://www.racingqueensland.com.au/racing-and-results/video-replays/player/thoroughbred/e%20fm/20190831/race/9

https://www.racingqueensland.com.au/racing-and-results/video-replays/player/thoroughbred/e%20fm/20190817/race/5

And then the third of Waller's winner Veranes beat a good class field after an ordinary couple of runs it did look a chance so a win weasn't a complete surprise and  last start Sydney flop The Avenger was too good for So Spirited whose rider got some advice on how to do things differently  probably would have won had she had done it....

https://www.racingqueensland.com.au/racing-and-results/video-replays/player/thoroughbred/doom/20190803/race/7

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« 2019-Sep-01, 05:53 PM Reply #5710 »
Veranes &  R Fradd   :lol:

Video form strikes again. It was one of 2 that I backed and I’m not surprised

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« 2019-Nov-03, 12:24 PM Reply #5711 »
From Eagle Farm Saturday extracts from Stewards Report:-

"Following the running of this event apprentice N. Keal was examined by the Club doctor and stood down from his remaining engagements. Riding replacements were made as per the Stewards Race Day Summary.
 
Apprentice N. Keal pleaded guilty to a charge of changing gear under AR185 in that after weighing out in lightweight boots he subsequently changed them prior to presenting himself to ride SIR BARNABUS in the event. Apprentice Keal was fined $500.
 
Apprentice N. Keal also pleaded guilty to a charge of dishonest conduct under AR229(1)(a) in that he made untruthful responses on a number of occasions when asked by stewards whether he had changed his riding boots after weighing out. Apprentice Keal’s licence to ride in races was suspended for a period of 14 days, commencing midnight Saturday 9 November and expiring midnight Saturday 23 November 2019."

"WISDOM OF WATER – Laid outwards over the final 200m. A post-race veterinary examination revealed no significant findings."

This horse bolted in its last trial by 7L on 28th October...yesty ran an odds on favouite $1.70 but beaten 9L all the stewards said is as quoted above no swab or any explanation asked or answered by the jockey or trainer ...not good enuff. :o

https://www.racingqueensland.com.au/racing-and-results/full-calendar/thoroughbred/meeting/e%20fm/20191102/race/2

https://www.racingqueensland.com.au/racing-and-results/full-calendar/thoroughbred/meeting/gcst/20191028

Here's one to follow BLUE COMET stewards didn't miss this.

"BLUE COMET – When questioned regarding the running and handling of the horse, jockey A. Mallyon stated that he was instructed not to get too far back, however after jumping away slightly awkwardly the gelding did not muster early speed and he found himself detached from the field. He also stated that he did not bustle the horse early as he did not want to over-exert the horse in order for it to hopefully finish off its race strongly. In addition, he advised that he gradually improved to the outside of LIMERICK MOON approaching the 500m, however, he was then momentarily inconvenienced when that gelding shifted out to improve. He then elected to go to the inside to improve as he did not want to be pushed too wide on the turn. When he commenced to place his mount under pressure from the 350m it responded and finished off the race well. He further stated that the gelding would be better suited over a longer journey at its future starts. Trainer N. Doyle advised the stewards that BLUE COMET had been nominated for a trial on Monday, however, due to being kicked it was scratched from the trial. He further advised he was unable to swim the horse in the ensuing days and although he believed the gelding to be fit for today’s run he felt that this may have contributed to BLUE COMET not showing early dash to maintain a closer position. Mr Doyle tendered betting tickets showing that he had supported the horse significantly in exotic bets. Whilst stewards noted their explanations, jockey Mallyon was advised not to ride in a manner that leaves him open to question. Mr Doyle was advised that should anything affect the preparation of his horses prior to running he should advise the stewards accordingly."

This is the race.

https://www.racingqueensland.com.au/racing-and-results/full-calendar/thoroughbred/meeting/e%20fm/20191102/race/8

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« 2019-Dec-07, 06:53 PM Reply #5712 »
Some unexpected results today at Doomben .....the tipsters had a blackout between the three of them they only found  the one winner SPURCRAFT who is a credit to his small time trainer Ms. C J White and regular rider Les Tilley.....  Roughie winners first starter Red Stilleto set the tone for the day followed by  Smart Meteor .....She's Furline ..Stella Ombra ....Frangipani Moon apart from Spurcraft the only winners under double figures were Scout ....Equipped and Niccanova.......a very hot day in more ways than one.

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