Auckland TR 19 November 2022 – R11 – Joe Kamaruddin

ID: RIB13076

Joe Kamaruddin - Apprentice Jockey

Mr J Oatham - Chief Stipendiary Steward

Mr G R Jones and Mr G Hall

Persons Present:
Mr Oatham, Mr Davidson, Mr Kamaruddin and Mr N Harris

Information Number:

Decision Type:
Race Related Charge

Excessive Use of Whip

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


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 RC

Outcome: Proved

Penalty: Apprentice Jockey Joe Kamaruddin is fined $250


Following the running of Race 11, Information A15641 was lodged alleging the Respondent, Apprentice Rider Mr J Kamaruddin, struck his mount, SHE’S OUTRAGEOUS, six times prior to the 100-metre mark.

Mr Kamaruddin confirmed to the Adjudicative Committee that he admitted the breach and was assisted at the hearing by Mr N Harris (Rider Mentor).

Rule 638(3)(g)(i) provides that a rider must not:

“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)

Using available film, Chief Stipendiary Steward Oatham demonstrated that SHE’S OUTRAGEOUS was racing centre track in the home straight. He pointed out that from the straight entrance to the 100 metre mark, Mr Kamaruddin struck his mount, who finished in fourth place, six times.

Both Mr Kamaruddin and Mr Harris agreed with the number of strikes.


As the Respondent admitted the breach, the Adjudicative Committee finds the breach proved.

Submissions for Penalty:

Mr Oatham presented the Respondent’s record which indicated one previous breach of this Rule on 8 November 2022, and this resulted in a warning.  On that basis, he said that this breach is his second within the past 6 months.  He said that Guidelines provide for a $250 fine for a second breach.

Mr Oatham submitted a fine of $250 be imposed.  He said that this is in line with current Penalty Guidelines.

Reasons for Penalty:

Current Penalty Guidelines provide for a fine of $250 for a second breach in circumstances of one additional strike. There are no aggravating factors to consider. Accordingly, the Adjudicative Committee found no reason to depart from this Guideline.


The Respondent Mr Kamaruddin is fined $250.

Decision Date: 19/11/2022

Publish Date: 21/11/2022