NZ Metro TC 9 July 2021 – R 2 – Brent Borcoskie

ID: RIB3366

Respondent(s):
Brent Borcoskie - Driver

Applicant:
Mr V Munro - Stipendiary Steward

Adjudicators:
Ms H Weston - Chair, Mr D Anderson - Panelist

Information Number:
A16103

Decision Type:
Adjudicative Decision

Charge:
Breach of Whip and Rein Regulations

Rule(s):
869(2)

Plea:
Admitted

Code:
Harness

Race Date:
09/07/2021

Race Club:
NZ Metropolitan Trotting Club Inc

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

Race Number:
R2

Hearing Date:
09/07/2021

Hearing Location:
Addington

Outcome: Proved

Penalty: Driver Brent Borcoskie was fined $200

EVIDENCE:

Following the running of Race 2, “Spectators – $15 Daily Deals Handicap Trot”, an Information was filed by Stipendiary Steward Mr V Munro alleging a breach of Rule 869(2) and the Whip and Rein Regulations.  The Information alleged:  “B Borcoskie (THE BLOSS) used his whip with more than a wrist flicking motion in the home straight”.

Mr Borcoskie signed the Information admitting the breach.

SUBMISSIONS:

The Stipendiary Stewards used the race video to identify Mr Borcoskie driving (12) THE BLOSS, identifying Mr Borcoskie using more than a wrist flicking motion in the home straight.

REASON FOR DECISION:

Mr Borcoskie admitted the breach and the charge was found proved.  This was supported by the video evidence.

SUBMISSION FOR PENALTY:

Mr Munro said the Stewards viewed this breach at low range.  Mr Borcoskie has a clear record and is a busy Driver.

The Stewards submitted that a $200 fine was appropriate.

REASON FOR PENALTY:

The Penalty Guide has a starting point of $200 for a first offence in the low range.  In the circumstances, the Committee find this appropriate.

CONCLUSIONS:

Mr Borcoskie is fined $200.

Decision Date: 14/07/2021

Publish Date: 14/07/2021