Ashburton RC 16 October 2021 – R2 – Gosen Jogoo

ID: RIB5224

Respondent(s):
Gosen Jogoo - Jockey

Applicant:
Mark Davidson, Stipendiary Steward

Adjudicators:
Russell McKenzie

Persons Present:
Nigel McIntyre, Manager of Stewards

Information Number:
A15871

Decision Type:
Adjudicative Decision

Charge:
Careless Riding

Rule(s):
638(1)(d)

Plea:
Admitted

Animal Name:
Rainman

Code:
Thoroughbred

Race Date:
16/10/2021

Race Club:
Ashburton Racing Club

Race Location:
Ashburton Racecourse - Racecourse Road, Ashburton, 7700

Race Number:
R2

Hearing Date:
16/10/2021

Hearing Location:
Ashburton Racecourse, Ashburton

Outcome: Proved

Penalty: Jockey Gosen Jogoo suspended for 6 days

SUMMARY OF FACTS:

Following Race 2, Cochranes of Canterbury 1600m, Jockey Gosen Jogoo was charged that, as the Rider of RAINMAN in the race, he permitted his mount to shift inwards when not sufficiently clear of DAWN PARADE (K Asano) near the 900 metres.

SUBMISSIONS:

Mr Davidson had Manager of Stewards, Mr Nigel McIntyre, show the available video replays of the relevant part of the race. He pointed out the relevant runners – RAINMAN, ridden by Mr Jogoo, improving 3-wide on the track towards the lead and DAWN PARADE (K Asano) racing on the fence behind the leader. Approaching the 900 metres bend, Mr McIntyre said, Mr Jogoo was looking to slot into a position nearer the rail. He was able to get into a position one-out before having another look and shifting his mount inwards. At that point, he was not the required distance clear when he crossed to the rail, Mr McIntyre said, and the head of DAWN PARADE went in the air and its Jockey had to check, the horse losing its position. Mr Jogoo was a bare length clear, Mr Davidson said.

Mr Jogoo did not wish to say anything.

DECISION:

Mr Jogoo has admitted the charge and it is found proved accordingly.

SUBMISSIONS FOR PENALTY:

Mr Davidson described Mr Jogoo’s riding record as “reasonably good”. He received a suspension of 11 days and was fined $300 for a high-level breach  at Riccarton on 8th May 2021. He has had 301 rides in the last 12 months.

This breach is mid-range, Mr Davidson submitted, for which the NZTR Revised Penalty Guidelines prescribe a starting point of a 7 national riding days suspension.

A discussion ensued as to whether Mr Jogoo wished to seek a deferment of suspension and upcoming race meetings were looked at. Mr Jogoo decided that he wished to seek a deferment until after racing at Riccarton on 23 October.

REASON FOR PENALTY:

The Adjudicator agreed with Mr Davidson’s assessment of the breach as being mid-range. Mr Davidson correctly pointed out the starting point for a mid-range offence of a 7 national riding days suspension.

There were no aggravating factors. Mitigating factors were Mr Jogoo’s admission of the breach and his record, which the Adjudicator regarded as good. Mr Jogoo was given a discount of 1 day from the Penalty Guide starting point for those factors.

CONCLUSIONS:

Jockey Josen Jogoo’s Class A Licence is suspended from 24 October 2021 to 30 October 2021 both days inclusive – 6 national riding days.

Decision Date: 16/10/2021

Publish Date: 19/10/2021