Auckland TR 11 March 2023 – R9 – Lynsey Satherley

ID: RIB17199

Lynsey Satherley - Jockey

Mr J Oatham - Chief Stipendiary Steward

G Jones (Chair), A Smith

Information Number:

Decision Type:
Race Related Charge

Excessive use of whip

638(3)(g)(i) - Contravention whip rule


Animal Name:


Race Date:

Race Club:
Auckland Thoroughbred Racing

Race Location:
Pukekohe Park - 222/250 Manukau Road, Pukekohe Hill, Pukekohe, 2120

Race Number:

Hearing Date:

Hearing Location:
Pukekohe Park Racecourse

Outcome: Proved

Penalty: Jockey Lynsey Satherley is fined $500


Following the running of Race 9, the Respondent, Jockey, L Satherley admitted a charge alleging excessive whip use prior to the 100 metres.

Rule 638(3)(g)(i) provides that in a Flat Race a Rider must not:

(i) strike a horse with a whip more than 5 times prior to the 100-metre mark (other than in a slapping motion down the shoulder with the whip hand remaining on the reins); or

Using the available race films, Mr Oatham (Chief Stipendiary Steward) demonstrated that the Respondent struck her mount 7 times from the straight entrance to the 100-metre mark.  He said 3 of the strikes were prior to entering the straight and 4 were in the straight

Mrs Satherley agreed with Mr Oatham’s submissions.


As the Respondent admitted the breach, the Adjudicative Committee finds the breach proved (Rule 915(1)(d) refers).

Submissions For Penalty

Mr Oatham produced the Respondent’s record which indicated one previous breach in the preceding 6 months.

Stewards submitted a penalty commensurate with the NZTR Revised Penalty Guide for excessive whip use (as of 1 March 2022).

The Respondent provided no submissions on penalty.

Reasons For Penalty

The Penalty Guide starting point for a breach of this nature is;

For any black type race, a 2nd breach, 2 strikes over, the greater of 50% of Jockey’s stake earnings or $500.

Mrs Satherley’s mount earned $7,500 (Jockey’s percentage $375).

After considering the film evidence, the submissions and having due regard for the number and frequency of strikes; the force used; the Adjudicative Committee determined there are no compelling reasons to depart from the starting point set out in the Penalty Guide.

On that basis the Respondent is fined $500.


L Satherley  is fined $500.

Decision Date: 11/03/2023

Publish Date: 14/03/2023