Gore RC 27 October 2021 – R3 – Brett Murray
Gore Racing Club
Gore Racecourse - 136 Gore-Mataura Highway, Gore, 9772
Penalty: Jockey Brett Murray is fined $300
Ms Algar alleged that Mr Murray failed to make the contracted weight for VAGUE and was replaced.
Mr Murray was to ride VAGUE in Race 3 at the carded weight of 55 kg. He was 1.2 kgs over. Mr Murray explained he had been struggling with his weight for a couple of months.
As the charge was admitted, it was deemed proved.
SUBMISSIONS FOR PENALTY:
Ms Algar produced his record which showed 2 previous breaches of this Rule in the past 5 weeks. Mr Murray had been fined $100 and $200 on these occasions. Ms Algar submitted that a fine was appropriate.
REASON FOR PENALTY:
This is a third breach in a short period of time. The Committee agrees that the matter can be dealt with by way of a fine on this occasion, but notes that both the connections of the horse and those persons investing on it had been inconvenienced by Mr Murray’s inability to ride VAGUE.
Mr Murray is fined the sum of $300.
Decision Date: 27/10/2021
Publish Date: 28/10/2021