Canterbury JC 6 November 2021 – R2 – Tegan Newman

ID: RIB5616

Respondent(s):
Tegan Newman - Jockey

Applicant:
John Oatham, Chief Stipendiary Steward

Adjudicators:
Russell McKenzie (Chair) and Dave Anderson

Information Number:
A12553

Decision Type:
Adjudicative Decision

Charge:
Excessive Strikes Prior to 100 metres

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

Plea:
Admitted

Animal Name:
Our Echo

Code:
Thoroughbred

Race Date:
06/11/2021

Race Club:
Canterbury Jockey Club

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

Race Number:
R2

Hearing Date:
06/11/2021

Hearing Location:
Riccarton Park, Christchurch

Outcome: Proved

Penalty: Jockey Tegan Newman fined $500

SUMMARY OF FACTS:

Jockey Tegan Newman was charged after Race 2, The Ned Fashion in the Field November 13 Premier, that as the Rider of OUR ECHO in the race she used her whip 6 times prior to the 100 metres.

The Rule provides that a Rider must not strike a horse with a whip more than 5 times prior to the 100 metres mark.

SUBMISSIONS:

Mr Oatham showed a video replay of the final 400 metres of the race. He pointed out OUR ECHO, ridden by Ms Newman, racing 3-wide outside the leaders as the field entered the home straight. From that point, he alleged, Ms Newman used her whip on six occasions prior to the 100 metres and the allegation was borne out by the video replay.

The Committee noted that OUR ECHO finished in 4th placing.

Ms Newman said that she was aware of the Guidelines regarding use of the whip but did not wish to comment. She accepted the alleged count of six.

REASON FOR DECISION:

Ms Newman has admitted the breach which is found proved accordingly.

SUBMISSION FOR PENALTY:

Mr Oatham said that the breach was very much low-end. Ms Newman has one previous breach on her record – on 23 October at Riccarton (fined $400 for 6 strikes prior to the 100 metres, won the race). For this second offence, he said, the Penalty Guide specifies a starting point of a $500 fine or 50% of her share of the stake whichever is greater, in this case, $500.

REASON FOR PENALTY:

The NZTR Revised Penalty Guidelines provide the appropriate starting point for penalty for a second breach of the Rule of a fine of $500. There are no relevant aggravating or mitigating factors.

CONCLUSIONS:

Jockey Tegan Newman is fined the sum of $500.

Decision Date: 06/11/2021

Publish Date: 09/11/2021