Gore RC 23 September 2022 – R1 – Brett Murray

ID: RIB11189

Brett Murray - Jockey

Miss R Haley - Stipendiary Steward

Mr N Skelt

Persons Present:
Miss R Haley - Stipendiary Steward, Mr J Oatham - Stipendiary Steward, Mr B Murray - Jockey

Information Number:

Decision Type:
Race Related Charge

Weighed in Excess Weight

648(5)(a) - Weight Infringement - Excessive weight


Animal Name:
My Tarnz Girl


Race Date:

Race Club:
Gore Racing Club

Race Location:
Gore Racecourse - 136 Gore-Mataura Highway, Gore, 9772

Race Number:

Hearing Date:

Hearing Location:
Gore Racecourse

Outcome: Proved

Penalty: Jockey Brett Murray was fined the sum of $300.


Following the running of Race 1 Henderson Livestock, an Information was filed by Stipendiary Steward Miss R Haley, alleging that Respondent Jockey Brett Murray (Class A Rider) having ridden MY TARNZ GIRL in the race, weighed in at 0.7 kilograms in excess of which he weighed out.

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

Rule 648 provides

(5)(a)  If a rider of a horse weighs in at a weight of 0.5kgs or more in excess of the weight at which he weighed out that rider commits a breach of the rules.


Stipendiary Steward Mr Oatham said that upon weighing in, following Race 1 on his mount MY TARNZ GIRL, the Respondent weighed in 0.7 kg in excess of the weight at which he weighed out at.

Mr Murray stated that he had taken a drink of water after weighing out, and also that the sponge underneath the saddle may have absorbed some of the horse’s sweat. He offered no further explanation.


The charge was admitted by the Respondent and is therefore deemed proved.

Submissions for Penalty

Miss Haley stated that Mr Murray had been fined for a previous breach of this Rule at the Canterbury Jockey Club on 6 August 2022 and that she would be seeking an uplift of penalty.

Mr Murray had no submissions on penalty.

Reasons for Penalty

The Adjudicative Committee, after having considered the submissions, believed an uplift of penalty was appropriate due to this being the second offence within the past 2 months.


Jockey Brett Murray was fined the sum of $300.

Decision Date: 23/09/2022

Publish Date: 27/09/2022