WA Guineas Field – 2015

The Final Field has been released for the 2015 WA Guineas which is to be run at Ascot on Saturday 21st, November 2015 at 12:00PM. View the WA Guineas Field.

Race 3 – 12:00PM W.A. GUINEAS (1600 METRES)
Of $500,000.1st $300,000, 2nd $100,000, 3rd $45,000, 4th $20,000, 5th $12,500, 6th $7,500, 7th $7,500, 8th $7,500 GROUP 2
Set Weights, Three-Years-Old, Apprentices cannot claim.Field Limit: 30
NoHorseTrainerJockeyBarrierWeight
1LONDON LINEDaniel MortonJason Brown756.5kg
2MAN BOOKERDaniel MortonMs Jerry Noske1156.5kg
3KEY TO FAMESimon A MillerPeter Knuckey356.5kg
4UNIVERSAL LAWGrant WilliamsDamien Oliver856.5kg
5HE’S OUR ROKKII (NZ)David Hayes & Tom DabernigDamian Lane1256.5kg
6GEORGE ’N’ ERNIENeville ParnhamSteven Parnham1056.5kg
7SEE ME SIZZLEGrant WilliamsGlenn Smith956.5kg
8EXPRESS SNOOPERDion LucianiJason Whiting156.5kg
9FREMONDNeville ParnhamChris Parnham1456.5kg
10THE COBBLAStephen MillerShaun Mc Gruddy656.5kg
11WHO DAT SINGA (NZ)Alan MathewsPatrick Carbery1756.5kg
12BIG RED COSTAWally MitchellMr Aaron Mitchell (a)256.5kg
13SHOWY CHLOEJason PatemanJarrad Noske554.5kg
14BLACKWOODFred KersleyMs Lucy Warwick1354.5kg
15ARCADIA DREAMGrant WilliamsWilliam Pike1554.5kg
16SPIRIT BIRD (NZ)Nick CoxCraig Williams454.5kg
17eSECRET DOUBTNeville ParnhamBrad Parnham1654.5kg

News:

Shannon Hope has been disqualified for five years and his veteran trainer father Lee for three years over the use of cobalt.

Shannon Hope was handed a harsher penalty than his 64-year-old father as the Racing Appeals and Disciplinary Board found he was more culpable.

Shannon Hope was responsible for the feeding and supplementation regime for the three horses found to have elevated cobalt levels, Judge Russell Lewis said.

“Lee Hope was aware that cobalt was being used but his role was inactive whereas Shannon played an active role and carries the burden of moral culpability for what occurred,” Judge Lewis said on Tuesday.

The RAD Board noted Lee Hope had a previously unblemished record over 50 years as a licensed person and Shannon over 25 years.

The Hopes faced a minimum three-year disqualification after being found guilty of intentionally administering cobalt to affect the performance of Windy Citi Bear, Best Suggestion and Choose in races last year.

Their legal counsel had asked for a fine for at least Lee Hope but the RAD Board said they had not proven special circumstances to mitigate the mandatory disqualification penalty.

The board ordered $50,000 in prize money won by the Hopes, which had been held by stewards since August pending the outcome of the case, be returned to them.

The Hopes and their legal team did not say if they will appeal the decision.

“We’ve just got to work that out,” Lee Hope said before declining to comment further.

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