Cambridge JC – 18 May 2022 – R2 – Callum Jones

ID: RIB9139

Callum Jones - Apprentice Jockey

Mrs Laura Selvakumaran, Stipendiary Steward

Adam Smith

Persons Present:
Mrs L Selvakumaran, Mr Jones, Mr N Harris (Apprentice rider mentor), Mr M Williamson Senior Stipendiary Steward,

Information Number:

Decision Type:
Race Related Charge

Excessive Whip Use

638(3)(b)(ii) - Contravention whip rule


Animal Name:


Race Date:

Race Club:
Cambridge Jockey Club

Race Location:
Cambridge Jockey Club - 40 Racecourse Road, Cambridge, 4210

Race Number:

Hearing Date:

Hearing Location:
Cambridge Jockey Club

Outcome: Proved

Penalty: Apprentice Jockey, Callum Jones fined $250



Following the running of Race 2, the Respondent, Callum Jones admitted a charge alleging excessive whip use prior to the 100 metres.

Mr Jones endorsed the Information that he admitted the breach and was familiar with the Rule.

Rule638(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 Williamson demonstrated that the Respondent struck his mount 7 times between the 600 and the 100-metre mark.

Mr Jones said he had to work on his mount and the strikes were well spaced. He indicated that he had just come back from a break from riding and had failed to count his strikes.


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

Submissions For Penalty

Mrs Selvakumaran produced Mr Jones’ record which was clear, she indicated a penalty in line with the Guidelines would be appropriate.

Reasons For Penalty

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

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.


Mr Jones is fined $250.


Decision Date: 19/05/2022

Publish Date: 19/05/2022