Canterbury JC 10 November 2021 – R10 – Kossi Asano
Canterbury Jockey Club
Riccarton Park - 165 Racecourse Road, Christchurch,
Riccarton Racecourse, Christchurch.
Penalty: Apprentice Jockey Kossi Asano is suspended for 7 days.
SUMMARY OF FACTS:
Following the running of Race 10, the Group 2 17th Coupland’s Bakeries Mile, an Information was presented by Mr John Oatham, Chief RIB Steward, alleging a breach of Rule 638(3)(g)(i) by Apprentice Jockey Kossi Asano which was admitted.
Mr Oatham used the head-on video to show Mr Asano finishing wide on the track and striking his mount seven times.
Mr Asano admitted the breach, therefore the charge was deemed proved.
SUBMISSION FOR PENALTY:
Mr Oatham stated Mr Asano’s record for the last 6 months showed 2 previous breaches.
17th July $300 – 7 strikes
14th August $500 – 7 strikes
Mr Oatham alluded to the revised Guidelines adding an uplift would be expected reflecting the status of this race.
REASON FOR PENALTY:
The Committee had regard for the revised Penalty Guidelines which provide a 5 national day suspension for a third offence, plus 50 % of Jockey share of stake. Mr Asano finished out of a stake-bearing place so no monetary penalty was applied.
Further provisions state: Additional National Days are to be added where whip infringement is in a black-type race.
The Couplands Mile was the feature race of the day carrying a stake of $230,000.
Mr Asano sought a deferment of suspension until after racing at Riccarton on Saturday which was granted.
Mr Asano is suspended from the conclusion of racing on 13th November up to and including racing on 26th November 2021.
7 National Riding Days.
Decision Date: 10/11/2021
Publish Date: 12/11/2021