NZ Metro TC 17 September 2021 – R1 – Alan Edge

ID: RIB4652

Respondent(s):
Alan Edge - Driver

Applicant:
Mr N Ydgren Chief RIB Steward

Adjudicators:
Dave Anderson

Persons Present:
Mr S Renault - Stipendiary Steward

Information Number:
A16117

Decision Type:
Adjudicative Decision

Charge:
Drove carelessly passing the 1300 metres when allowing his horse to strike the sulky wheel of PROVISEUR which punctured.

Rule(s):
869(3)(b) - Careless Driving

Plea:
Admitted

Animal Name:
WEE RING THE CHANGES

Code:
Harness

Race Date:
17/09/2021

Race Club:
NZ Metropolitan Trotting Club Inc

Race Location:
Addington Raceway - 75 Jack Hinton Drive, Addington, Christchurch, 8024

Race Number:
R1

Hearing Date:
17/09/2021

Hearing Location:
Addington Raceway - 75 Jack Hinton Drive, Addington, Christchurch, 8024

Outcome: Proved

Penalty: Amateur Driver Alan Edge is fined $300

EVIDENCE:

Following the running of Race 1, Amateur Driver Mr Alan Edge faced a charge of careless driving in that he contacted the sulky wheel of PROVISEUR near the 1300 metres. The video evidence of the incident is clear and compelling, so much so Mr Edge asked for it not to be shown to the Committee.

REASON FOR DECISION:

Mr Edge has admitted the breach and therefore the charge is proved.

SUBMISSION FOR PENALTY:

Mr Ydgren submitted the breach had an aggravating factor which was the affected horse, PROVISEUR, had to be pulled out of the race on the final bend. He said in mitigation Mr Edge has admitted the breach at the earliest opportunity, has not breached this particular Rule before and, has been a modelĀ  Respondent. He submitted a fine of $300 would be an appropriate penalty.

REASON FOR PENALTY:

Mr Edge has acknowledged his carelessness and the Committee appreciate his brutal honesty. The Committee in considering all factors find a $300 fine as an appropriate penalty in this case.

CONCLUSIONS:

Mr Edge is fined $300.

Decision Date: 17/09/2021

Publish Date: 20/09/2021