NSW trainer Jarrod Austin is the only person to nominate a horse ahead of Saturday at Doomben as strike action from Queensland stake holders threatens to derail thoroughbred racing in the state.
2018 Bathurst Cup winner Hirokin is nominated for race four on the Doomben card, the No Metro Wins Handicap.
Punters were quick to have fun at the expense of the Warwick Farm-based trainer.
Just having a look at noms for the weekend and one definitely stands out for me – Hirokin in R4 at Doomben. It’s ready to win here and probably won’t be tested in this field. Go close
— Kobie O'Brien (@kobie_obrien95) October 22, 2018
The strike action will take place again on Melbourne Cup Day in Queensland if racing stakeholders in the state are unsatisfied with on-going negotiations relating to the point of consumption tax.
Allen’s howler leaves Beaudesert punters scratching their heads
Ever had a moment at work you’d love to take back? Well we’re certain Anthony Allen would love to have his race five ride at Beaudesert back on Tuesday.
Allen was aboard Catch Me Latar, which was a $4.80 hope with the online bookmakers, and in a moment that can only be described as madness he pulled the whip out and pushed the horse hard to the line.
Only problem was the fact that there was still one full lap to go.
We dare say the other jockeys won’t be letting Anthony forget about this one any time soon.
WATCH BELOW: Anthony Allen goes a lap too early on Catch Me Latar
Here's Anthony Allen winning the first lap of the 2450m race at Beaudesert by 4 lengths.
Made a decisive move at about the 1900m mark 🤷♂️ pic.twitter.com/ynrW6rx413
— Sam Lyons (@SamTaweets) October 23, 2018
Kelly Doughty slapped with 12 month ban
Kelly Doughty will ineligible to train the next 12 months after the Queensland Racing Integrity Commission (QRIC) found her guilty of having a horse with a banned substance in its system on race day.
Doughty runner Blue Book was found to have an above acceptable amount of cobalt in its urine following a race one victory at Doomben on Saturday, 11 November 2017.
Stewards alleged that Doughty administered the prohibited substance, but could not definitively prove the charge. The trainer was subsequently found guilty of presenting a horse with an elevated level of cobalt in its system and given a 12 month ban.
Doughty’s ban expires on October 22, 2019.