Hawkes Bay RI 10 February 2022 – R1 – Robert Hannam
Hawkes Bay Race Club
Hastings Racecourse - 200 Prospect Road, Hastings, 4122
Penalty: Jockey Robert Hannam is fined $250
SUMMARY OF FACTS
Mr Hannam the Rider of “CRY BABY” admitted a charge that he used his whip excessively prior to the 100m.
Mr Hannam said that he understood the Rule, the charge and confirmed that he admitted the breach.
Mr Coppins showed the relevant film replays and identified where Mr Hannam had struck his mount 7 times prior to the 100m.
Mr Hannam agreed with the total strikes being 7.
As the charge was admitted it was found proved.
Mr Coppins said that this was Mr Hannam’s first whip charge within the last 12 months and then referred to the Penalty Guidelines.
Mr Hannam confirmed his record.
REASON FOR PENALTY
Taking into account the record, Penalty Guideline and the admission of the breach, it was deemed that a suitable penalty was a fine of $250.
Mr Hannam was fined $250.
Decision Date: 10/02/2022
Publish Date: 14/02/2022