Canterbury JC 7 May 2022 – R8 – Terri Rae
ATHENE and KAARERAWAY
Canterbury Jockey Club
Riccarton Park - 165 Racecourse Road, Christchurch,
Riccarton Racecourse, Christchurch.
Penalty: Trainer Terri Rae is fined $150
Following the running of Race 8 an Information was presented by Chief RIB Steward Mr John Oatham alleging a breach of Rule 614(2) by Licenced Trainer Ms Terri Rae. The detail of the Information was that as the Trainer of ATHENE and KAARERAWAY she presented the horses with incorrect saddlecloth numbers.
The Respondent Ms Rae confirmed she understood the charge, the Rule and her admittance of the breach.
Chief RIB Steward Mr Oatham told the hearing as the horses were at the start it became apparent Jockey Lisa Allpress, who was to ride horse number 4, was on board horse number 3 and vice versa with Jockey Kylie Williams. When checking the brands and Riders etc it was found the horses and the gear was correct but the saddlecloth numbers had been reversed when saddling had taken place. He said unfortunately they got through the plate inspection area where the brands are usually checked. He said fortunately the mistake was picked up at the barriers and the horses were resaddled.
Ms Rae said she accepted the mistake was her responsibility.
The Respondent has admitted the charge, it was deemed to be proved.
SUBMISSION ON PENALTY:
Mr Oatham said it is not a good look having horses resaddled at the start and although the initial mistake was Ms Rae’s, it has been missed in areas where it should have been picked up.
Mr Oatham said fines for having an incorrect saddlecloth number are commonly around $50. He said in this instance with two horses involved, previous fines for the same circumstances were $150.
Ms Rae made no objection to Mr Oatham’s submissions.
All parties were agreeable to the level of fine and accordingly the Adjudicative Committee fined Ms Rae $150.
Decision Date: 07/05/2022
Publish Date: 09/05/2022