Gore RC 27 October 2021 – R3 – Brett Murray

ID: RIB5458

Respondent(s):
Brett Murray - Jockey

Applicant:
Veronica Algar - Stipendary Steward

Adjudicators:
Geoff Hall

Information Number:
A16057

Decision Type:
Adjudicative Decision

Charge:
failure to make weight

Rule(s):
330(3)(c)

Plea:
Admitted

Animal Name:
VAGUE

Code:
Thoroughbred

Race Date:
27/10/2021

Race Club:
Gore Racing Club

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

Race Number:
R3

Hearing Date:
27/10/2021

Hearing Location:
Gore

Outcome: Proved

Penalty: Jockey Brett Murray is fined $300

EVIDENCE:

Ms Algar alleged that Mr Murray failed to make the contracted weight for VAGUE and was replaced.

SUBMISSIONS:

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.

DECISION:

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.

CONCLUSION:

Mr Murray is fined the sum of $300.

Decision Date: 27/10/2021

Publish Date: 28/10/2021