Champion sprinter Chautauqua has been given one last chance from Racing NSW stewards after an application was accepted for the horse to have a raceday gallop on Saturday at Rosehill but he faces a lifetime ban if he doesn’t.
Chautauqua has failed to jump at his prior six tries and chief Racing NSW steward Marc van Gestel has stated he will likely receive a lifetime ban if he fails to jump successfully on Saturday with stewards able to reject the horses future nominations.
“If he doesn’t jump the NSW stewards will refuse or reject the horse’s nominations under the provisions of the rules. Australian Rule 50 gives the stewards the power to do that,”
“It really relates to public confidence. The longer this continues on the less confidence the public is going to have in the horse jumping on race days.” Racing NSW chief steward Marc van Gestel said on Racing.com’s After The Last program.
Chautauqua remains in contention for The $13m Everest where he is a $26 chance.