Matamata RC 25 September 2021 – R8 – Wiremu Pinn
Matamata Racing Club
Matamata Racecourse - 7555 State Highway 27, R D 3, Matamata, 3440
Penalty: Apprentice Jockey Wiremu Pinn is fined $250
SUMMARY OF FACTS:
Following the running of Race 8 Mr Pinn was charged with using his whip 7 times, prior to the 100m when riding “BAZAMOUR” (5 is the limit).
Mr Oatham showed the film replays which clearly showed Mr Pinn striking his mount twice on the bend and then a further 5 times in the straight prior to reaching the 100m.
Mr Pinn and Mr Harris who was assisting Mr Pinn agreed that it was 7 strikes in total.
REASON FOR DECISION:
As the charge was admitted along with the film evidence confirming that 7 strikes had been executed the charge was found proved.
SUBMISSION FOR PENALTY:
Mr Oatham said that Mr Pinn had a clear record and made reference to the Penalty Guide.
Mr Pinn said that he had never been warned or charged with a whip breach and was not a big user of the whip.
REASON FOR PENALTY:
Taking into account the record, Penalty Guide and Mr Pinn’s frankness, it was considered that a fine of $250 was appropriate.
Mr Pinn was fined $250.
Decision Date: 25/09/2021
Publish Date: 27/09/2021