Levin RC 25 November 2021 – R 3 – Liam Kauri

ID: RIB6097

Respondent(s):
Liam Kauri - Apprentice Jockey

Applicant:
Mr N Goodwin - Stipendary Steward

Adjudicators:
Bruce Mainwaring

Persons Present:
Mr K Coppins - Stipendary Steward, Ms K Clapperton - Riding Mentor

Information Number:
A15527

Decision Type:
Adjudicative Decision

Charge:
Excessive use of the whip

Rule(s):
638 (3)(g)(i) - Whip Rules

Plea:
Admitted

Animal Name:
The Bliksem

Code:
Thoroughbred

Race Date:
25/11/2021

Race Club:
Levin Racing Club

Race Location:
Otaki Racecourse - Te Roto Road, Otaki, 5512

Race Number:
R3

Hearing Date:
25/11/2021

Hearing Location:
Otaki Racecourse Otaki

Outcome: Proved

Penalty: Apprentice Jockey Liam Kauri suspended 5 NR days

SUMMARY OF FACTS:

Following the running of Race 3 an Information was lodged alleging Mr Kauri … used his whip excessively in the home straight.

At the outset of the hearing Mr Kauri confirmed that he understood the Rule and admitted the breach. Ms Clapperton confirmed this.

Film of the incident was presented. It was identified that Mr Kauri struck his mount on six occasions between the point of the turn of the home straight and the 100 metre mark. The Bliksem finished fourth in the event. When asked for comment Mr Kauri stated that it was simply a miscalculation on his part.

REASON FOR DECISION:

Mr Kauri admitted the breach, therefore the charge was deemed proved.

SUBMISSION FOR PENALTY:

Mr Goodwin presented Mr Kauri’s record. This is his third whip offence within the last six months with previous being:

Woodville 13/8/21 9 strikes prior to the 100m – $500

Otaki         31/7/21 8 strikes prior to the 100m – $300

Mr Kauri confirmed that he had riding engagements at Whanganui on 27th November 2021. In addition, at hearing date, Riders had been declared for the Cromwell meeting on 28th November 2021.

REASON FOR PENALTY:

The Committee had regard to the Penalty Guidelines.  For a third offence the Guideline provides for a 5 day suspension plus 50% of Jockey share of stake (calculated to be $18.75).

The Committee determined that a 5 day suspension is an appropriate penalty. A fine was not imposed.

CONCLUSIONS:

Mr Kauri’s Licence  is suspended for 5 NR days from the close of racing on the 28th November 2021 up to and including 8th December 2021.

Decision Date: 25/11/2021

Publish Date: 29/11/2021