Hawkes Bay RI 10 September 2022 – R9 – Lisa Allpress

ID: RIB11009

Lisa Allpress - Jockey

Mr J Oatham

N Moffatt and N McCutcheon

Persons Present:
Mr Neil Goodwin, Stipendiary Steward, Mrs L Allpress

Information Number:

Decision Type:
Race Related Charge

Excessive use whip

638(3)(g)(i) - Contravention whip rule - excessive whip


Animal Name:


Race Date:

Race Club:
Hawkes Bay Race Club

Race Location:
Hastings Racecourse - 200 Prospect Road, Hastings, 4122

Race Number:

Hearing Date:

Hearing Location:
Hastings Racecourse

Outcome: Proved

Penalty: Jockey Lisa Allpress is fined $4250


Following the running of Race 9, the Respondent Mrs L Allpress admitted a charge alleging excessive whip use prior to the 100 metres.

Rule 638(3)(g)(i) provides that in a Flat Race a Rider must not:

(i) strike a horse with a whip more than 5 times prior to the 100-metre mark (other than in a slapping motion down the shoulder with the whip hand remaining on the reins); or

Using the available race films Mr Oatham demonstrated that Mrs Allpress struck her mount 7 times from the straight entrance to the 100-metre mark.

Mrs Allpress agreed that she had used the whip two times more than the five allowed.


As Mrs Allpress admitted the breach the Adjudicative Committee finds the breach proved (Rule 915(1)(d) refers).

Submissions For Penalty

Mr Oatham produced Mrs Allpress’ record which showed only 1 other breach of the Whip Rule in the previous 6 months where she was fined $250 in June 2022 for striking her horse 7 times.

Mr Oatham said a 2nd breach with 2 additional strikes would normally incur a $500 fine however this was a Group 1 Race which Mrs Allpress won.

For black type races the following applies:

  • In all breaches of the whip Rules in any Black-Type race, the starting point for a fine will be an amount equal to 50% of the Jockey’s share of the stake earned by their mount, and may be in addition to any suspension imposed as above.

Reasons For Penalty

Mrs Allpress won the race on DARK DESTROYER with the Rider’s share of the stake amounting to $8,625.  After considering the film evidence, the submissions and having due regard for the number and frequency of strikes, the Adjudicative Committee determined it appropriate that Mrs Allpress be fined 50% of her share of the stakes as per the Penalty Guidelines. This amount was calculated to be $4312.50 which the Adjudicative Committee rounded down to $4250.


Mrs Allpress is fined $4250.

Decision Date: 10/09/2022

Publish Date: 13/09/2022