Stewards slap ban on Chautauqua
CHAMPION sprinter Chautauqua's race career is as good as over after Racing NSW stewards on Monday announced they will no longer accept any nominations for the horse to trial or race.
Chautauqua's owners have been given one final opportunity to make submissions before stewards at 1pm on Tuesday to extend the great grey's race career.
The eight-year-old ran in a special raceday trial at Rosehill last Saturday but again failed to leave the gates - the seventh time he has badly missed the start in barrier trials this year.
Although Chautauqua eventually came out of the barriers, gave chase and ran a close second in the trial, stewards have ruled the gelding "failed to jump from the barriers to their satisfaction".