Cambridge JC 2 September 2021 – R4 – Vinnie Colgan

ID: RIB4430

Respondent(s):
Vinnie Colgan - Jockey

Applicant:
Mr Brady Jones - Stipendiary Steward

Adjudicators:
Mr Noel McCutcheon

Persons Present:
Mr Jones, Ms Algar and Mr Colgan

Information Number:
A15920

Decision Type:
Adjudicative Decision

Charge:
Excessive use of whip

Rule(s):
638(3)(g)(i)

Plea:
Admitted

Code:
Thoroughbred

Race Date:
02/09/2021

Race Club:
Cambridge Jockey Club

Race Location:
Cambridge Raceway - 1 Taylor Street, Cambridge, 3434

Race Number:
R4

Hearing Date:
02/09/2021

Hearing Location:
Cambridge

Outcome: Proved

Penalty: Jockey Vinnie Colgan is fined $250

SUMMARY OF FACTS:

Following Race 4 (Marsh Racing New Stables 1550) Jockey Vinnie Colgan was charged with using his whip more than 5 times prior to the 100m.

EVIDENCE:

Mr Jones showed the film replays and identified where Mr Colgan had struck his mount 7 times prior to the 100m (5 being the limit).  Mr Colgan agreed with Mr Jones’ interpretation.

SUBMISSIONS FOR PENALTY:

Mr Jones said that Mr Colgan had a clear record over the last 12 months.  He submitted that a fine in line with the revised Penalty Guidelines would be appropriate.

Mr Colgan agreed and had nothing further to add.

REASON FOR PENALTY:

As there were no aggravating or mitigating factors to consider it was deemed appropriate that the Penalty Guidelines for a first offence be imposed.

CONCLUSIONS:

Mr Colgan was fined $250.

Decision Date: 02/09/2021

Publish Date: 06/09/2021