Otago RC 21 October 2021 – R 3 – Mr Brent Murray

ID: RIB5406

Respondent(s):
Brent Murray - Jockey

Applicant:
Mark Davidson

Adjudicators:
Geoff Hall

Persons Present:
Rebecca Haley

Information Number:
A15876

Decision Type:
Adjudicative Decision

Charge:
excessive use of the whip

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

Plea:
Admitted

Animal Name:
ROYAL KHAN

Code:
Thoroughbred

Race Date:
21/10/2021

Race Club:
Otago Racing Club

Race Location:
Wingatui Racecourse - 285 Gladstone Road North, Mosgiel, Dunedin,

Race Number:
R3

Hearing Date:
21/10/2021

Hearing Location:
Dunedin

Outcome: Proved

Penalty: Jockey, Brent Murray was fined $150

EVIDENCE;

Mr Davidson alleged that Mr Murray used his whip in 2 consecutive strides on his mount (ROYAL KHAN) over the concluding stages.

Miss Haley demonstrated on the videos that the Respondent struck his mount with 2 consecutive strikes just before the winning post.

Mr Murray said it was out of frustration. He should have finished 4th not 5th, as he had received a check in the straight.

DECSION

As Mr Murray admitted the breach is was found proved.

SUBMISSIONS ON PENALTY:

Mr Davidson produced Mr Murray’s record which showed only a previous warning at Gore in September.

CONCLUSION:

Mr Murray is fined the sum of $150 in accordance with the NZTR whip guidelines.

 

Decision Date: 21/10/2021

Publish Date: 26/10/2021