RACING THAMES @ Te Aroha Sunday 3 January 2021
Race 4 PAK ‘N SAVE THAMES SPRINT 1000 metres
LASER’S FURY (L Innes) – Stewards concluded an investigation into the condition of LASER’S FURY leading into the race meeting. Trainer G Harvey reported that the gelding had been treated by his veterinarian for a skin condition and was advised it would have no effect on the gelding’s performance. A veterinary report dated 31 December 2020 from Cambridge Vets confirmed the skin condition was of low clinical significance and would not affect performance with the fungal infection being resolved, however the hair was still yet to grow back, and in the opinion of the veterinarian was fit to race. Notwithstanding the report, Trainer G Harvey was reprimanded and reminded of his obligation in that he should have reported the condition to Stewards prior to the race meeting.