Auckland TR 26 December 2022 – R1 – Jake Bayliss

ID: RIB14200

Jake Bayliss - Jockey

Mr J Oatham – Chief Stipendiary Steward

Mr G Jones (Chair), Mr D Anderson

Persons Present:
Mr J Oatham, Mr J Bayliss

Information Number:

Decision Type:
Race Related Charge

Excessive use 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 Racecourse

Outcome: Proved

Penalty: Jockey, Jake Bayliss fined $250


Following the running of Race 1, Information A18069 was lodged alleging the Respondent, Class A Rider Mr J Bayliss, struck his mount, SUPER SID, seven (7) times prior to the 100-metre mark.

Mr Bayliss confirmed to the Adjudicative Committee that he admitted the breach.

Rule 639(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 Race film Chief Stipendiary Steward, Mr Oatham identified SUPER SID ridden by Mr Bayliss. He pointed out that from the straight entrance to the 100-metre mark Mr Bayliss struck his mount seven times.

Mr Bayliss agreed with the number of strikes and advised that he has recently returned to race riding in New Zealand after a stint in Singapore where there is no parallel whip Rule. He did however accept that he was familiar with the Whip Use Guidelines in New Zealand and Australia.


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

Submissions for Penalty:

Mr Oatham confirmed that Mr Bayliss has recently returned to New Zealand and has no comparable breaches on his Singapore riding record. On that basis he has a clear record. He added that Mr Bayliss’ mount finished fourth with his share of the stake money being about $170.

Mr Bayliss submitted that the breach was his first in New Zealand and that he appreciates that he will have adapt to the requirements of the Rule.

Reasons for Penalty:

Current Penalty Guidelines provide for a fine of $250 for a first breach in circumstances of two additional strikes. On this occasion the Adjudicative Committee determined there are no compelling reasons to deviate from the Penalty Guide. Accordingly, a $250 fine is imposed.


The Respondent, Mr Bayliss is fined $250.

Decision Date: 26/12/2022

Publish Date: 16/01/2023