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
No Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
1 LONDON LINE Daniel Morton Jason Brown 7 56.5kg
2 MAN BOOKER Daniel Morton Ms Jerry Noske 11 56.5kg
3 KEY TO FAME Simon A Miller Peter Knuckey 3 56.5kg
4 UNIVERSAL LAW Grant Williams Damien Oliver 8 56.5kg
5 HE’S OUR ROKKII (NZ) David Hayes & Tom Dabernig Damian Lane 12 56.5kg
6 GEORGE ’N’ ERNIE Neville Parnham Steven Parnham 10 56.5kg
7 SEE ME SIZZLE Grant Williams Glenn Smith 9 56.5kg
8 EXPRESS SNOOPER Dion Luciani Jason Whiting 1 56.5kg
9 FREMOND Neville Parnham Chris Parnham 14 56.5kg
10 THE COBBLA Stephen Miller Shaun Mc Gruddy 6 56.5kg
11 WHO DAT SINGA (NZ) Alan Mathews Patrick Carbery 17 56.5kg
12 BIG RED COSTA Wally Mitchell Mr Aaron Mitchell (a) 2 56.5kg
13 SHOWY CHLOE Jason Pateman Jarrad Noske 5 54.5kg
14 BLACKWOOD Fred Kersley Ms Lucy Warwick 13 54.5kg
15 ARCADIA DREAM Grant Williams William Pike 15 54.5kg
16 SPIRIT BIRD (NZ) Nick Cox Craig Williams 4 54.5kg
17e SECRET DOUBT Neville Parnham Brad Parnham 16 54.5kg

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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