Oamaru HRC 9 February 2022 – R6 – Kimberley Butt

ID: RIB7313

Respondent(s):
Kimberley Butt - Driver

Applicant:
Mr Vinny Munro, Stipendiary Steward

Adjudicators:
Geoff Hall

Information Number:
A16028

Decision Type:
Adjudicative Decision

Charge:
excessive use of the whip

Rule(s):
869(2)

Plea:
Admitted

Animal Name:
MAYBE

Code:
Harness

Race Date:
09/02/2022

Race Club:
Oamaru Harness Racing Club

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

Race Number:
R6

Hearing Date:
09/02/2022

Hearing Location:
Oamaru

Outcome: Proved

Penalty: Driver Kimberley Butt is fined $200

Ms Butt (MAYBE) has admitted a breach of r 869(2) in Race 6 in that she used her whip with more than a wrist flicking motion in the run home.

Mr Munro identified the Respondent’s horse on the video and demonstrated that Ms Butt used the whip with more than a wrist flicking motion in the run home on 3 occasions. Ms Butt agreed with this count. She explained she had come forward to reach the horse and this had probably led to the breach.

As Ms Butt has admitted the breach, it is found to be proved.

Mr Munro produced the Respondent’s record.  Ms Butt has had 1595 lifetime drives, 121 drives last season and 5 drives this season. He said Ms Butt had been warned under the Rule on 8 December last. Mr Munro sought a fine of $200. Ms Butt explained she had only recently come back to race driving after a time away.

The breach is low-range in that the Respondent has used her whip with more than a wrist flicking motion on 3 occasions in the run home. Ms Butt’s record under this rule shows no breaches these past 12 months.

Ms Butt is fined the sum of $200.

Decision Date: 09/02/2022

Publish Date: 10/02/2022