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Chautauqua Must Pass Two Trials
Racing NSW stewards have given consideration to the requirement for Chautauqua to pass a barrier embargo, after again failing to jump from the gates at Monday's Rosehill barrier trials, reports racingnsw.com.au. Should Chautauqua's owners decide to press on with the star sprinter's racing career, Racing NSW stewards have determined that he must barrier trial satisfactorily on two consecutive occasions before being allowed to race again. Co-trainer John Hawkes indicated that should connections decide to continue to race the gelding, Chautauqua may be transported to his Melbourne stable. After consulting with Racing Victoria stewards and having regard to the frequency of official barrier trials in Victoria, Racing NSW stewards have determined that should connections seek to have the requirement to barrier trial on two occasions lifted in Victoria, that Chautauqua could pass one of the two tests in a Victorian official jump-out which is observed by the stewards, consistent with the current practice in that state. However, the remaining test must be in an official barrier trial.