Oamaru HRC 17 October 2021 – R2 – Stephen Boyd

ID: RIB5233

Respondent(s):
Stephen Boyd - Driver

Applicant:
Vinny Munro - Stipendiary Steward

Adjudicators:
Geoff Hall

Information Number:
A16003

Decision Type:
Adjudicative Decision

Charge:
Excessive use of the whip

Rule(s):
869(2) - whip

Plea:
Admitted

Animal Name:
SPARK IT UP

Code:
Harness

Race Date:
17/10/2021

Race Club:
Oamaru Harness Racing Club

Race Location:
Oamaru Racecourse - Highway 1, Oamaru North, Oamaru, 9494

Race Number:
R2

Hearing Date:
17/10/2021

Hearing Location:
Oamaru

Outcome: Proved

Penalty: Driver Stephen Boyd is fined $200

SUMMARY OF FACTS:

Mr Boyd struck his horse once with his whip hand free of the rein.

REASON FOR DECISION:

Admitted.

SUBMISSION FOR PENALTY:

Mr Munro stated that Mr Boyd has only recently returned to race driving. The breach is low end.

Mr Boyd agreed with the Informant’s submission.

REASON FOR PENALTY:

The breach is low end and this is the Respondent’s first breach of the Whip Rule.

CONCLUSIONS:

Mr Boyd is fined the sum of $200.

Decision Date: 17/10/2021

Publish Date: 18/10/2021