Canterbury JC 10 November 2021 – R10 – Kossi Asano

ID: RIB5723

Respondent(s):
Kossi Asano - Apprentice Jockey

Applicant:
Mr John Oatham - Chief Stipendiary Steward

Adjudicators:
Dave Anderson and Russell McKenzie

Persons Present:
Mr Mark Davidson, Ms Veronica Algar Stipendiary Stewards, Mr David Walsh Apprentice Mentor and Mr Asano.

Information Number:
A14081

Decision Type:
Adjudicative Decision

Charge:
Mr Asano struck his mount DAWN PARADE 7 times prior to the 100m.

Rule(s):
638(3)(g)(i) - Whip Regulations

Plea:
Admitted

Animal Name:
DAWN PARADE

Code:
Thoroughbred

Race Date:
10/11/2021

Race Club:
Canterbury Jockey Club

Race Location:
Riccarton Park - 165 Racecourse Road, Christchurch,

Race Number:
R10

Hearing Date:
10/11/2021

Hearing Location:
Riccarton Racecourse, Christchurch.

Outcome: Proved

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.

EVIDENCE:

Mr Oatham used the head-on video to show Mr Asano finishing wide on the track and striking his mount seven times.

DECISION:

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.

CONCLUSIONS:

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