Auckland TC 19 November 2021 – R3 – Tony Cameron

ID: RIB5965

Respondent(s):
Tony Cameron - Driver

Applicant:
Phillipa Kinsey - Stipendiary Steward

Adjudicators:
Bryan Scott

Information Number:
A18403

Decision Type:
Adjudicative Decision

Charge:
Using Whip free of reins

Rule(s):
869(2) and Whip and Rein Regulations - Use of Whip Free of the Reins once near the 150 metres mark.

Plea:
Admitted

Animal Name:
Thee Old Bomb

Code:
Harness

Race Date:
19/11/2021

Race Club:
Auckland Trotting Club

Race Location:
Alexandra Park - Cnr Greenlane West & Manukau Road Greenlane, Auckland, 1051

Race Number:
R3

Hearing Date:
19/11/2021

Hearing Location:
Alexandra Park Auckland

Outcome: Proved

Penalty: Driver Tony Cameron is fined $200

EVIDENCE:

Stipendiary Steward Miss P Kinsey demonstrated the incident using the available race films. She showed where near the 150 metres mark THEE OLD BOMB ducked inwards and its sulky wheel went inside one pylon. It was finishing well at the time. Mr Cameron steered it outwards from the pylons and at the same time used his whip free of the reins on one occasion and he then reverted to using the whip and reins correctly.

Mr Cameron agreed with Miss Kinsey’s assessment.

REASON FOR DECISION:

The charge is admitted

SUBMISSION FOR PENALTY:

Miss Kinsey said that the Stewards viewed this as a low range incident and submitted that a fine of $200 was appropriate.

REASON FOR PENALTY:

In the Committee’s view the incident is certainly low range and a fine of $200 is appropriate.

CONCLUSIONS:

Mr Cameron is ordered to pay a fine of $200. The Committee also explained to Mr Cameron that the use of the whip was an Animal Welfare issue.

Decision Date: 19/11/2021

Publish Date: 22/11/2021