Ashburton RC 31 October 2021 – R3 – Samantha Wynne

ID: RIB5547

Respondent(s):
Samantha Wynne - Jockey

Applicant:
Veronica Algar

Adjudicators:
Olivia Jarvis

Information Number:
A16803

Decision Type:
Adjudicative Decision

Charge:
Using whip more than 5 times prior to 100 metres

Rule(s):
r638(3)(g)(i) - Using whip more than 5 times prior to 100 metres

Plea:
Admitted

Animal Name:
BODYGUARD

Code:
Thoroughbred

Race Date:
31/10/2021

Race Club:
Ashburton Racing Club

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

Race Number:
R3

Hearing Date:
31/10/2021

Hearing Location:
Ashburton

Outcome: Proved

Penalty: Jockey Samantha Wynne fined $250.

SUMMARY OF FACTS:

Following the running of Race 3, Thank You Go Racing Maiden, Jockey, Samantha Wynne, was charged that, as the Rider of BODYGUARD in the race, she used her whip 6 times prior to the 100 metres.

The Rule provides that a Rider must not strike a horse with a whip more than 5 times prior to the 100-metre mark.

EVIDENCE:

Ms Algar showed a video replay of the race from the home turn and pointed out that Ms Wynne had used her whip 6 times on BODYGUARD prior to the 100 metres. Ms Wynne accepted the count of 6 strikes outlining that it was a mistake as she struck her mount too early.

REASON FOR DECISION:

As Ms Wynne admitted the charge and the video evidence supported the charge it was accordingly found proved.

SUBMISSION FOR PENALTY:

Ms Algar said that Ms Wynne had a clear record for this particular Rule and accordingly a fine of $250 should be imposed. Ms Wynne did not make any submissions as to penalty and accepted what the Guidelines outlined.

REASON FOR PENALTY:

Ms Wynne admitted that she used her whip 6 times prior to the 100 metres. The NZTR Revised Penalty Guidelines provide for a starting point for penalty of the greater of a fine of $250 or 50% of theJockey’s share of stake.  This breach is regarded as a 1st offence for excess use of the whip prior to the 100-metres mark.

That starting point is an appropriate penalty for this breach, there being no relevant aggravating or mitigating factors.

CONCLUSIONS:

Jockey Samantha Wynne is fined the sum of $250.

Decision Date: 31/10/2021

Publish Date: 02/11/2021