Matamata RC 25 September 2021 – R8 – Wiremu Pinn

ID: RIB4912

Respondent(s):
Wiremu Pinn - Apprentice Jockey

Applicant:
Mr J Oatham - Chief Stipendiary Steward

Adjudicators:
Mr Noel McCutcheon

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

Information Number:
A15937

Decision Type:
Adjudicative Decision

Charge:
Excessive Use of Whip

Rule(s):
638(3)(g)(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:
R8

Hearing Date:
25/09/2021

Hearing Location:
Matamata Racecourse

Outcome: Proved

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).

EVIDENCE:

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.

CONCLUSIONS:

Mr Pinn was fined $250.

Decision Date: 25/09/2021

Publish Date: 27/09/2021