Auckland TR 22 June 2022 – R4 – Callum Jones

ID: RIB9594

Callum Jones - Apprentice Jockey

Mrs L Selvakumaran - Stipendiary Steward

Mr G R Jones

Persons Present:
Mrs L Selvakumaran, Mr A Dooley, Mr Jones, Mr N Harris

Information Number:

Decision Type:
Race Related Charge

Excessive Use of Whip

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


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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

Outcome: Proved

Penalty: Apprentice Rider Callum Jones fined $250


Following the running of Race 4, Apprentice Rider Callum Jones admitted a charge alleging excessive whip use prior to the 100 metres.

Mr N Harris (Apprentice Mentor) assisted Mr Jones.

Mr Jones confirmed his admission of the breach and that he understood the nature of the charge.

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 Dooley demonstrated that the Respondent struck his mount 6 times between the 600 and the 100-metre mark. The strikes were well spaced.

Mr Jones said he mistook a marker on the track for the 100-metre mark, thus he struck his mount one more than permitted.


As Mr Jones admitted the breach the Adjudicative Committee finds the breach proved.

Submissions For Penalty

Mrs Selvakumaran produced Mr Jones’ record which indicate one previous breach within the 6-month reset period.  That breach occurred on 18/05/22 at Cambridge and resulted in a $250 fine. She said the $250 fine reflected the fact that the breach was for 7 strikes (2 over).

Mr Jones did not offer any submissions as to penalty.

Reasons For Penalty

The Penalty Guide starting point for a breach of this nature is a $250 fine (1 additional strike and 2nd breach within 6 months).

After considering the film evidence, the submissions and having due regard for the number of strikes, the Adjudicative Committee determined there are no compelling reasons to depart from the $250 starting point set out in the Penalty Guide.


Mr Jones is fined $250.

Decision Date: 22/06/2022

Publish Date: 22/06/2022