Ballina Newmarket Handicap Field – 2016

The Final Field has been released for the 2016 Ballina Newmarket Handicap which is to be run at Ballina racecourse on Thursday 8th, September 2016. View the Ballina Newmarket Handicap Field.

No Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
1 MAHICAN Les Kelly Larry Cassidy 8 61kg
2 G’DAY OLD MATE Barry Squair Michael Murphy (a1.5/49kg) 13 60.5kg
3 RED DYNAMITE Michael Costa Ben Looker 15 60.5kg
4 RED BOWERS Matthew Dunn Matthew McGuren 1 59kg
5 STATE OF WEALTH Lisa Stratton Adam Sewell (a1.5/51.5kg) 3 59kg
6 FABRY Neil Godbolt Jim Byrne 12 57.5kg
7 BORIS BADENOV Chris Munce Jeff Lloyd 7 57kg
8 MANA MANU Marcus Wilson Ryan Wiggins 14 57kg
9 ALL MY ANGELS Pat Duff Ms Skye Bogenhuber 11 54kg
10 BONNE CHEVAL Brett Bellamy Stephen Traecey 5 54kg
11 DANTGA Daniel Want Matthew Bennett 9 54kg
12 HYDRAZINE Stephen Lee Luke Rolls 2 54kg
13 SOLDI DOMANI Bryan Dais Andrew Spinks 6 54kg
14 SPLINTER Hunter Kilner Ms Tegan Harrison 10 54kg
15e RADIOLOGIST Gordon Yorke Eric Cheung (a3/50kg) 4 54kg
16e CHIN CHUN Darlene Duryea 16 54kg

News:

Racing Victoria chief steward Terry Bailey has backed the regulator’s head vet regarding cobalt.

Bailey will continue giving evidence in four trainers’ appeals against their cobalt disqualifications on Wednesday, before Racing Victoria chief vet Dr Brian Stewart takes the stand.

Victoria brought in a cobalt threshold in April 2014, ahead of the national rule introduced in January 2015.

Giving evidence in the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal on Tuesday, Bailey said he worked on the cobalt threshold proposal with Stewart.

“What Brian left me with no doubt was it was performance enhancing and it was an issue,” Bailey said.

“Time has shown he hasn’t got it wrong.”

The threshold was initially set at 200 micrograms per litre of urine but has now been halved.

Danny O’Brien, Mark Kavanagh and father-and-son trainers Lee and Shannon Hope are trying to overturn their lengthy cobalt disqualifications.

A key issue is whether the labs involved were properly accredited to test for cobalt at the time.

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