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O.P. « 2018-May-12, 09:01 PM »
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12 May 2018
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It might have been a relatively low-profile Caulfield Saturday meeting but we are leading this column with one of the more weird and wacky things you will see at the races.

A CASE OF MISTAKEN IDENTITY

You have rarely seen a chief steward as apologetic for issuing a $1000 fine Robert Cram was when he whacked trainer Wendy Kelly in the hip pocket for bringing the wrong horse to the races at Caulfield.

Gibbon was scratched from race seven when Kelly noticed that a stable worker had inadvertently brought better-performed stablemate Fast Cash to Caulfield.

Kelly told stewards it was an “honest mistake” as both horses were bay geldings, both were of similar size and had similar head markings. They were also stabled near each other at Kelly's Cranbourne stables.

Kelly didn’t even the notice the mistake herself when she went to the Caulfield stabling area and gave Gibbon (actually Fast Cash) a pat on the head.

But she realised the blunder when the rug was taken off the horse and immediately alerted stewards, who scratched the sprinter.

Kelly pleaded guilty to bringing an incorrect horse to race but she showed Cram pictures of both horses and he agreed it was an honest mistake.

Cram said the situation was “unfortunate” and he said “sorry about that” as he fined a remorseful Kelly $1000.

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« 2018-May-13, 06:43 AM Reply #1 »
Ah yes . .

Firm but fair  :bleh:

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« 2018-May-13, 09:56 AM Reply #2 »
Are pics available?

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« 2018-May-13, 11:31 AM Reply #3 »
Of the stewards . .??

No need . . They'll be men wearing black hats, who only smile when they are dishing out unreasonable fines on the battlers of the game . .

See one; you've seen 'em all  :whistle:

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« 2018-Sep-07, 06:25 PM Reply #4 »
Wrong horse costs Hunter $1000
Andrew Eddy (@fastisheddy) & Brad Bishop (@bradbishop12)   4:54pm

Mornington trainer Jerome Hunter has been fined $1000 by stewards at Geelong on Friday for bringing the wrong horse to the track to race.

Stewards officially scratched Hunter's mare Perfect Statue from the final event at Geelong at 3:53pm when the error was confirmed on-course.

The horse taken to the Geelong races was in fact High Excalebration, who is an Excelebration three-year-old unraced half sister to Perfect Statue.

"One of the staff put High Excalebration in the wrong yard with Perfect Statue's rug on," Hunter explained to stewards.

"When the strapper put the horse on the float, she had been hosed and was wet. I went in to grab the race gear and only got a quick look at her as she was going on the float.

"It's just one of those things. It's never happened before. It won't happen again.

"Twenty years I've been doing this and it's the first time I've been charged with anything."

In May, trainer Wendy Kelly was also fined $1000 for bringing the wrong horse to Caulfield to race.


Carelessness costs $1000 fine .....same fine as Wendy Kelly ....competent stable staff are probably in short supply this guy wouldn't have such a big stable that two horses could be confused ........no reasonable excuse costs the owners a chance strapper probably  copped an earfull and trainer out of pocket not a happy ending .

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« 2018-Oct-14, 08:03 PM Reply #5 »
FINED OVER WRONG HORSE

STRANGE happenings in Townsville on Friday when trainer Roy Chillemi was fined $500 for presenting the wrong horse on course.

Em Cee Rocket was declared a late scratching in Race 4 when it was established a different horse had been presented.

Turns out, it was He’s Blessed.

In a further twist, Em Cee Rocket is dead. Chillemi was given He’s Blessed on the assumption it was Em Cee Rocket until the discrepancy was picked up on Friday.

Chillemi was found guilty of the same charge in 2003 when he presented the wrong horse as Southern Spur at Townsville.

Stewards must have become more lenient in the past 15 years, with Chillemi fined $1000 on that occasion.

Giddy Up :beer:

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« 2018-Oct-15, 10:42 AM Reply #6 »
FINED OVER WRONG HORSE

STRANGE happenings in Townsville on Friday when trainer Roy Chillemi was fined $500 for presenting the wrong horse on course.

Em Cee Rocket was declared a late scratching in Race 4 when it was established a different horse had been presented.

Turns out, it was He’s Blessed.

In a further twist, Em Cee Rocket is dead. Chillemi was given He’s Blessed on the assumption it was Em Cee Rocket until the discrepancy was picked up on Friday.

Chillemi was found guilty of the same charge in 2003 when he presented the wrong horse as Southern Spur at Townsville.

Stewards must have become more lenient in the past 15 years, with Chillemi fined $1000 on that occasion.

Giddy Up :beer:


The Stud Book has Em Cee Rocket as a bay gelding - not recorded as dead. He is recorded as having had two starts in Victoria, the latest being a placing at Moe in November 2017. Trainer registered as the recently banned Robert Smerdon.

It has He's Blessed as a bay or brown gelding who died on the 21st August this year. He has turned up at Townsville on Friday ready to race but as Em Cee Rocket. He's Blessed was placed at Nowra in January in a Class 1 at his latest recorded start. He won his maiden at Kembla Grange when trained by Gwenda Markwell.

That means the Stud Book registrar would have been notified of the death of He's Blessed recently.

This is an extremely strange case. I wonder who contacted the Stud Book?

Funny how neither horse had raced locally.

So they are going to fine him half the amount they fined him in 2003 and leave it at that  :what:

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« 2018-Dec-10, 08:10 PM Reply #7 »
Extract from Nathan Exelby's column in the SM yesty.

TRAINER’S FINE DISPUTED

THE Queensland branch of the Australian Trainers Association has vowed to fight for trainer Brett Baker, who they feel was harshly treated in a finding by QRIC.

Baker was fined $1000, reduced to $750, for presenting the wrong horse to race at Toowoomba on November 24.

Baker had two horses engaged for the meeting – Wolf Tales (Race

2) and Halfeti (Race 5). He brought Halfeti to the races first, believing it was engaged in Race 2.

Baker said he looked at the official Racing Australia mobile site to determine which races the horses were engaged in and it had Halfeti’s race as second on the program.

Racing Australia confirmed its mobile site did in fact have the races in the wrong order and said it had since made moves to ensure this would not happen again.

Racing Queensland waived the scratching fee for Wolf Tales on the basis of Racing Australia’s admission.

However, QRIC have stuck solid with the fine, with director of stewarding Ali Wade saying Baker was the only trainer to present the incorrect horse on the day and that he should have established the correct runners when he checked the Sky Racing website for race times.

Queensland’s ATA branch representative Cameron Partington told Wade and Integrity Commissioner Ross Barnett his organisation would support Baker in his internal review and subsequent appeal to QCAT.

“We still firmly believe QRIC has judged this issue incorrectly and is a great example of where QRIC is failing to understand and interact with our people,” Partington said.

“We at the ATA are constantly working with you to bridge the gap between yourselves and the participants, a gap that unfortunately with cases like this will continue to grow.”


ENDS

Strange case of relying on mistaken information .......there are two sides to every story the IR could settle the matter in the trainer's favour .... Mr Partington's comments suggest he  seems to think that's only a rough chance of getting up.......and the case will go to QCAT ........impossible to predict the outcome with any degree of confidence if that happens.....can't recall the old maxim mistake of fact is excusable .......mistake in law...everybody is presumed to know the law


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« 2019-Mar-29, 01:30 PM Reply #8 »
At Rocky yesterday trainer saddled the wrong horse mistaking its race for another of hers horse ran last and it was scratched from the race it was supposed to run in.

Extract from stewards report........" Following the declaration of correct weight, steward G. Meek drew to the attention of the Chairman of Stewards that a possible error had been made in identifying, AUTHADANE.  Following further investigations with trainer J. Lancaster, it was established that PLAIN ‘N’ SIMPLE, which was engaged to race in Race 7 had raced in Race 6, stewards ordered this gelding be declared a late scratching from Race 7 at 5 o’clock with the following deductions applicable.
 
0 cents in the dollar on the face value of win bets
3 cents in the dollar on the face value of win bets for the place
6 cents in the dollar on the face value of 2nd place bets
 
At  a subsequent inquiry it was established that trainer J. Lancaster had saddled the incorrect horse for Race 6 as she was of the opinion that Plain ‘N’ Simple was to race in this event and AUTHADANE was engaged for Race 7. Trainer J Lancaster pleaded guilty to a charge under AR 227(a) in that her negligence in failing to correctly identify AUTHADANE as the horse engaged in Race 6 had led to a breach of AR 99(b) as the incorrect horse had been presented to start in the relevant race. After hearing submissions on penalty stewards adjourned this matter. However acting under AR234, stewards ordered that AUTHADANE be disqualified from this event. In addition the Chairman of Stewards will provide a report pertaining to this incident to the Acting Commissioner QRIC."
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Hard to find an excuse for this lapse the trainer mistook the race the horse was entered in that's difficult to explain .........and all runners are supposed to be checked by stewards on entering the saddling enclosure...two mistakes landed in Mark Ainsworth's lap as QRIC Deputy Commissioner with Ross Barnett on hols.

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