Disqualification of Sea LagoonBy S C SHARMA | 22-May-2019
Today in sixth race The Trombay Plate a race for horses rated 60 and above over a distance of 1400 mts the 7 yr old dk bay mare Sea Lagoon won the race from fast finishing King of the world but later disqualified for carrying excess weight and the race awarded to second placed horse King of the world. Normally after the race at the time of weigh in horses disqualified ( if detected lesser weight ) for the reason carrying lesser weight, but carrying excess weight is a rare phenomena. How the excess weight not noticed while weigh out ? Or if the weight was correct while weigh out, how excess weight possible while weigh in ? These questions are to be answered by the concerned race club, trainer Prashanth Pawar and jockey M Ayyar. That means something happened after the horses left the paddock and before arriving to saddling enclosure after the race ? This is a matter for through investigation and the facts should be placed before the racing public and who is responsible for that ? What kind of precautionary measured suggested to stop recurrence of such things ? What action club is taking against culprits who are responsible for doing this ? Such things cannot happen unintentional? What was the intention behind all this ? Tomorrow such thing can happen with a favourite horse also ? What is the role of trainer and jockey in such happenings ? The race club should come out clearly and place the real facts before the racing public.