Hawkes Bay RI 27 January 2022 – R4 – Chris Dell

ID: RIB7127

Respondent(s):
Chris Dell - Jockey

Applicant:
Neil Goodwin - Stipendiary Steward

Adjudicators:
Tom Castles

Persons Present:
Keith Coppins - Stipendiary Steward

Information Number:
A14507

Decision Type:
Adjudicative Decision

Charge:
Excessive Use of Whip

Rule(s):
638(3)(g)(ii) - A Rider must not strike a horse with a whip in consecutive strides

Plea:
Admitted

Animal Name:
KINGFISHER LAD

Code:
Thoroughbred

Race Date:
27/01/2022

Race Club:
Hawkes Bay Race Club

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

Race Number:
R4

Hearing Date:
27/01/2022

Hearing Location:
Hastings

Outcome: Proved

Penalty: Jockey Chris Dell is fined $500

EVIDENCE:

Jockey Chris Dell struck his mount KINGFISHER LAD in two consecutive strides over the concluding stages. The film of the incident was shown and Rider Chris Dell confirmed his actions albeit in was only a stride short of the winning post.

DECISION:

As the breach was admitted, it was deemed proved.

SUBMISSIONS FOR PENALTY:

Stipendiary Steward Mr Goodwin informed the Adjudicative Committee that this was Mr Dell’s 3rd breach of the Rule. He had been fined on two previous occasions $150 on 7/10/021 and $500 on 14/11/021. He asked for a fine (as outlined in the Penalty Guide) to be imposed. Jockey Chris Dell agreed with Mr Goodwin’s submissions.

REASONS FOR PENALTY:

In keeping in line with the Penalty Guide, the Adjudicative Committee agreed that a fine was the appropriate penalty in the case.

CONCLUSION:

Mr Dell is fined $500.

Decision Date: 27/01/2022

Publish Date: 28/01/2022