Canterbury JC 16 June 2022 – R1 – Krishna Mudhoo

ID: RIB9509

Krishna Mudhoo - Jockey

Ms Veronica Algar- Stipendiary Steward,

Dave Anderson

Persons Present:
Ms Algar, Mr J Oatham - Chief RIB Steward and Mr Mudhoo

Information Number:

Decision Type:
Race Related Charge

Careless Riding

638(1)(d) - Riding/driving infringement - Careless Riding


Animal Name:


Race Date:

Race Club:
Canterbury Jockey Club

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

Race Number:

Hearing Date:

Hearing Location:
Riccarton Racecourse, Christchurch.

Outcome: Proved

Penalty: Jockey Krishna Mudhoo is suspended for 6 National Riding Days


Following the running of Race 1, the Respondent Class A Rider Krishna Mudhoo admitted a charge of careless riding which was filed pursuant to Rule 638(1)(d).  The Information alleged that as the Rider of JAMIESON’S TIPPLE  “permitted his mount to shift inwards when not sufficiently clear of GOOSE BAY which was dictated inwards onto CATALINA BAY which was checked near the 1050 metres”. 

The Respondent acknowledged he understood the Rule and confirmed his admission of the breach.

Rule 638(1) (d) provides: A Rider shall not ride a horse in a manner which the Adjudicative Committee considers to be careless.

Using the available race films Stipendiary Steward Ms Algar, with the assistance of Mr Oatham demonstrated the incident and identified the horses and Riders concerned.

Chief Stipendiary Steward Mr Oatham said approaching the 1050 metre mark the Respondent has shifted ground inwards when just over a length clear of GOOSE BAY( L Allpress) dictating this horse into the racing line of CATALINA BAY(M McNab). He pointed to Mr Mudhoo look to his inside and said Mr Mudhoo received a call from the Riders concerned but continued this shift and CATALINA BAY had to be checked out of it’s rightful position.

In response, the Respondent stated there was nothing to add and he simply got it wrong.


As the Respondent admitted the breach the Adjudicative Committee finds the breach proved.

Submission for Penalty:

Stipendiary Steward Ms Algar produced the Respondent Mr Mudhoo’s riding record which indicated one previous breach under the Careless Riding Rule in the last 12 months, namely at Ashburton where he was suspended for 4 days.

Stipendiary Steward Ms Algar said Stewards assessed the level of carelessness to be in the mid-range.

The Respondent did not seek a deferment to any proposed suspension.

In terms of any proposed penalty, the Respondent Mr Mudhoo made no submissions.

Reasons for Penalty:

After considering all submissions the Adjudicator determined the Respondent’s Mr Mudhoo’s carelessness to be in the mid-range and adopted a  7 -day suspension as the starting point. This conforms with the NZTR Penalty Guide (as of 1 March 2022).

The available films clearly established that the Respondent has misjudged the situation. He has looked to his inside and received a call from Riders on his inside but failed to ride on and clear to his length and another, before crossing to the rail as per the Rules.

The Respondent’s riding record is treated as mitigating and a 1-day reduction was applied to the 7-day starting point for his admission of the breach and record.

After consideration of the above factors, a 6-day suspension was imposed.


The Respondent’s licence to ride in races is suspended for a period of 6 days commencing after racing today 16 June and concluding after the close of racing on 25 June 2022.

Decision Date: 16/06/2022

Publish Date: 17/06/2022