Matamata RC 25 September 2021 – R3 – Joe Kamaruddin

ID: RIB4905

Respondent(s):
Joe Kamaruddin - Apprentice Jockey

Applicant:
Mr J Oatham - Chief Stipendiary Steward

Adjudicators:
Mr Noel McCutcheon

Persons Present:
Mr J Kamaruddin, Mr N Harris (Apprentice Jockey Mentor), Mr J Oatham, M B Jones (Stipendiary Steward)

Information Number:
A15936

Decision Type:
Adjudicative Decision

Charge:
Used Whip Forward of the Shoulder

Rule(s):
638(3)(f)(i)

Plea:
Admitted

Code:
Thoroughbred

Race Date:
25/09/2021

Race Club:
Matamata Racing Club

Race Location:
Matamata Racecourse - 7555 State Highway 27, R D 3, Matamata, 3440

Race Number:
R3

Hearing Date:
25/09/2021

Hearing Location:
Matamata Racecourse

Outcome: Proved

Penalty: Apprentice Jockey Joe Kamaruddin is fined $650

SUMMARY OF FACTS:

Following Race 3 Mr Joe Kamaruddin was charged with using his whip forward of the shoulder when riding ANGELICA over the concluding stages.

EVIDENCE:

Film replays were shown with Mr Oatham pointing out where Mr Kamaruddin had struck his mount 3 times forward of the shoulder in the run down the final straight.

Mr Kamaruddin and Mr Harris who assisted Mr Kamaruddin, agreed with the Stewards’ interpretation.

REASON FOR DECISION:

Due to the charge being admitted and the conclusive film evidence, the charge was found proved.

SUBMISSION FOR PENALTY:

Mr Oatham said that Mr Kamaruddin had breached the Whip Rule on two occasions within the last 6 months, those being on 22 June 2021 ($300 fine) and 7 August 2021 ($500 fine).  Mr Oatham said that today’s breach was a different section of the Rule and that the Stewards would not be uncomfortable if a monetary penalty was imposed.

Mr Harris said that Mr Kamaruddin was trying too hard and that the strikes were not aggressive.  He said that he just needs to slow down a little, as he presently over-rides his mounts.

Mr Kamaruddin agreed with Mr Harris’ comments.

 REASON FOR PENALTY:

Taking into account all submissions and the record, it was determined that a fine was a condign penalty. 

CONCLUSIONS:

Mr Kamaruddin was fined $650.

Decision Date: 25/09/2021

Publish Date: 27/09/2021