Hawkes Bay RI 27 January 2022 – R6 – Sam O’Malley

ID: RIB7128

Respondent(s):
Sam O'Malley - Jockey

Applicant:
Neil Goodwin - Stipendiary Steward

Adjudicators:
Tom Castles

Information Number:
A14501

Decision Type:
Adjudicative Decision

Charge:
Failed to make required weight for WHANGAEHU

Rule(s):
330(3)(c) - Fail to ride a horse at the weight at which it is handicapped to carry

Plea:
Admitted

Animal Name:
WHANGAEHU

Code:
Thoroughbred

Race Date:
27/01/2022

Race Club:
Hawkes Bay Race Club

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

Race Number:
R6

Hearing Date:
27/01/2022

Hearing Location:
Hastings

Outcome: Proved

Penalty: Jockey Sam O'Malley was fined $250

EVIDENCE:

The charge of failing to make the correct weight to ride WHANGAEHU in Race 6 was admitted by Jockey Sam O’Malley.

SUBMISSIONS FOR PENALTY:

It was Jockey Sam O’Malley’s 3rd breach of the Rule .He was fined $100 on 20/9/2021 and $200 on 27/12/2021. Mr Goodwin asked for a fine to be imposed as per the Guidelines. Mr O’Malley, while agreeing with the submission, wondered if a period of suspension could be imposed instead. This was rejected by the Adjudicative Committee.

REASONS FOR PENALTY:

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

CONCLUSION:

Jockey Sam O’Malley is fined $250.

Decision Date: 27/01/2022

Publish Date: 28/01/2022