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.
|1||MAHICAN||Les Kelly||Larry Cassidy||8||61kg|
|2||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|
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.