Following the running of Race 4 an exhibition gallop was conducted with LENIENCE and WATERMANS BAY.
Near the 50m LENIENCE slipped for no apparent reason with Jockey S. Parnham being dislodged. Jockey S. Parnham was subsequently examined by the Club’s Medical Officer and was found to have sustained no injuries. Jockey Parnham explained that LENIENCE lost its footing for no apparent reason and blundered when appearing to slip.
Following this incident a Track Inspection was conducted by Stewards, senior riders and trainers and Perth Racing Curators. From this inspection it was apparent there was a slip mark at approximately the 50m towards the outside of the track. Whilst four races had been conducted without incident and no adverse remarks were made by riders regarding the condition of the track, Stewards could not be satisfied that the meeting could safely continue and subsequently the remainder of the meeting was postponed under the provisions of AR.8(q)(i)
Perth Racing advised Stewards that they would undertake remedial work and move the rail to the 18m position for the meeting scheduled at Ascot on Wednesday, 21 October 2015 and an official track gallop will be conducted on Tuesday morning.
Mr David Hunter, Manager Thoroughbred Racing has advised that The Northerly Stakes [G3] and Belgravia Stakes [LR] have been added to Wednesday’s Ascot meeting to create a ten race programme. Due to a lack of suitable other racing opportunities for horses engaged in Race 8 today heading towards major races, the Northerly Stakes will be considered a fresh race with entries re-opened until 8am on Monday morning. The field for the Belgravia Stakes will remain unchanged.
Brad Lewis – Chief Steward Thoroughbreds
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