Matamata RC 25 September 2021 – R3 – Joe Kamaruddin
Matamata Racing Club
Matamata Racecourse - 7555 State Highway 27, R D 3, Matamata, 3440
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.
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.
Mr Kamaruddin was fined $650.
Decision Date: 25/09/2021
Publish Date: 27/09/2021