Canterbury JC 23 April 2022 – R6 – Tegan Newman

ID: RIB8666

Respondent(s):
Tegan Newman - Jockey

Applicant:
John Oatham, Chief Stipendiary Steward

Adjudicators:
Russell McKenzie (Chair) and Olivia Jarvis

Information Number:
A12575

Decision Type:
Adjudicative Decision

Charge:
Using whip more than 5 times prior to 100 metres

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

Plea:
Admitted

Animal Name:
VICENZA

Code:
Thoroughbred

Race Date:
23/04/2022

Race Club:
Canterbury Jockey Club

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

Race Number:
R6

Hearing Date:
23/04/2022

Hearing Location:
Riccarton Park, Christchurch

Outcome: Proved

Penalty: Class A Jockey, Tegan Newman, fined $250.

BACKGROUND:

Following the running of Race 6, Waimakiriri  Businesses North Canterbury Cup Rating 74, the Respondent Rider Tegan Newman, 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:

(i)  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).

EVIDENCE:

Using the available video replays, Chief Stipendiary Steward, John Oatham, demonstrated that the Respondent struck her mount, VICENZA, 6 times from the straight entrance to the 100-metres mark. Ms Newman said that she accepted the alleged count of 6 strikes. The whip use was innocuous and very much low-end, Mr Oatham said.

SUBMISSIONS FOR PENALTY:

Mr Oatham said the breach is Ms Newman’s second in the last 6 months. The previous breach was on 6 November 2021 at Riccarton – 6 strikes prior to the 100-metres, fined $500. He referred to the latest Penalty Guide which provides for a fine of $250 for a second offence involving one strike over the permitted five strikes and that was an appropriate penalty for this breach, he said.

REASONS FOR PENALTY:

Mr Oatham correctly pointed out that the penalty for a second breach of the Rule, as per the NZTR Revised Penalty Guidelines (effective 1 March 2022), is a fine of $250. Having regard to the number of strikes and the low-end nature of the breach, the Adjudicative Committee determined that there are no compelling reasons to depart from that starting point.

CONCLUSION :

The Respondent, Class A Jockey, Tegan Newman is fined $250.

Decision Date: 23/04/2022

Publish Date: 27/04/2022