Lindsay Park runners disqualified
Two Bendigo Guineas runners from the Lindsay Park stable were yesterday disqualified from the race and co-trainer Tom Dabernig was fined $3000 after the pair were incorrectly saddled. Racing Victoria deputy chief steward Rob Montgomery said Independent Road (Declaration Of War) and Peidra (Pierro) ran in the race and were disqualified after each had finished near the tail of the field. Regan Bayliss was to ride Independent Road but he ended up on Peidra. Jye McNeil was booked for Peidra and partnered Independent Road.
The error wasn’t picked up until after the running of the Golden Mile when Dabernig self-reported to stewards. “Mr Dabernig came and reported it to us after race eight after one of his staff reported it to him,” Montgomery said. “It was an honest mistake but a costly one.” Montgomery said the starters, Corey Mallyon and Errol Gath, would be referred to RV’s human resources department.