He’s Remarkable appeal date fixed

The West Australian Racing Penalties Appeal Tribunal has listed the date of the He’s Remarkable appeal as January 24.

Connections of He’s Remarkable had to satisfy the Tribunal that they could present new evidence for a hearing to be granted.

The Kiwi galloper passed the post first in the Group 1 $1m Railway Stakes (1600m) at Ascot on November 19.

Perth Racing Stewards upheld a protest fired in by jockey Shaun O’Donnell, rider of second placegetter Luckygray.

Kerrin McEvoy pleaded guilty to careless riding letting He’s Remarkable shift out near the 600m mark.

His action caused a chain reaction which according to stewards cost local galloper Luckygray victory.

As there was no direct contact between the two horses, the decision caused uproar in racing circles throughout Australia and New Zealand.

The Group 1 event is a valuable prize for both gallopers who are both entires with stud careers beckoning.

Neither horse had won a Group 1 prior to the Railway.

After the race, He’s Remarkable was immediately spelled for the autumn and a tilt at the 2012 $2m Group 1 Doncaster Hcp (1600m)  at Randwick on April 21.

Luckygray went on to run fifth to Playing God in the Group 1 Kington Town Classic (1800m) a fortnight later before also being sent to the paddock.


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