Canterbury JC 14 November 2022 – R2 – Daniel Stackhouse
Canterbury Jockey Club
Riccarton Park - 165 Racecourse Road, Christchurch,
Riccarton Park, Christchurch
Penalty: Jockey Daniel Stackhouse fined $250
Following the running of Race 2, Wuhan Jockey Club Trophy Premier, the Respondent Jockey, Daniel Stackhouse, admitted a charge alleging excessive whip use prior to the 100 metres.
Rule 638(3)(g)(i) provides that in a Flat Race a Rider must not “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)”.
HELSINKI finished in 2nd placing, Mr Oatham said.
Using the available video replay, Chief Stipendiary Steward, John Oatham, demonstrated that the Respondent struck his mount, HELSINKI, 6 times from the straight entrance to the 100-metre mark.
As the Respondent, Mr Stackhouse, admitted the breach the Adjudicative Committee finds the breach proved.
SUBMISSIONS FOR PENALTY:
Mr Oatham said that the Respondent had been fined $350 for a breach of the Rule on the 2nd day of the meeting (first offence, 2 additional strikes). That fine included an uplift of $100 for the Respondent winning the race. For this, a second breach, involving 1 additional strike, the NZTR Revised Penalty Guide prescribes a fine of $250, Mr Oatham said. That was an appropriate penalty, he submitted.
REASONS FOR PENALTY:
The Penalty Guide suggested penalty for a second breach involving one additional strike is a fine of $250. The are no relevant aggravating or mitigating factors, or any reason to depart from the Penalty Guide.
The Respondent Jockey, Daniel Stackhouse, is fined $250.
Decision Date: 14/11/2022
Publish Date: 14/11/2022