Otago RC 21 October 2021 – R 3 – Mr Kavish Chowdhoory

ID: RIB5407

Respondent(s):
Kavish Chowdhoory - Apprentice Jockey

Applicant:
Mark Davidson

Adjudicators:
Geoff Hall

Persons Present:
Rebecca Haley, Michael Pitman

Information Number:
A15875

Decision Type:
Adjudicative Decision

Charge:
Careless Riding

Rule(s):
638(1)(d)

Plea:
Admitted

Animal Name:
ROYAL WINGS

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: Apprentice Jockey, Kavish Chowdhoory suspended for 5 days

EVIDENCE:

Mr Davidson alleged that Mr Chowdhoory rode carelessly when he permitted his mount (ROYAL WINGS) to shift ground outwards in the run home.

Miss Haley demonstrated on the videos that the Respondent was racing 4-wide when he shifted out near the 175 metres and crowded and checked Mr Murray who was riding ROYAL KHAN.

Mr Chowdhoory said his mount was an inexperienced horse which was wanting to run out. He had tried to straighten the horse before using the whip, but the damage had been caused. He had thought the stick might have helped straighten the horse.

Mr Pitman said it was just a bump and was at the minor end of the scale. He said ROYAL WINGS was running out and it looked worse than it actually was because Mr Murray had moved just prior to the incident.

Mr Davidson responded that ROYAL WINGS was going better but Mr Chowdhoory was still obliged to straighten his mount and Mr Murray was checked. He noted that Mr Chowdhoory was not using the whip excessively.

DECISION:

As Mr Chowdhoory has admitted the breach it is found proved.

PENALTY SUBMISSIONS:

Mr Davidson produced Mr Chowdhoory’s record. This showed 4 previous breaches this season, but only one in the last 6 months. Mr Chowdhoory has had 100 rides since his last breach. He believed this record could be viewed as neutral. He believed the breach was low end.

Mr Pitman agreed with Mr Davidson’s assessments.

REASON FOR PENALTY

Mr Chowdhoory has shifted out when his horse was under a ride and has crowded and checked Mr Murray. The breach is low end. Mr Chowdhoory’s record can be viewed as neutral. Taking a 6-day starting point and giving a one-day credit for admission of the breach, penalty is a 5-day suspension.

CONCLUSION:

Mr Chowdhoory is suspended from riding from the conclusion of racing on 25th October to the conclusion of racing on 30th October, 5 national days.

Decision Date: 21/10/2021

Publish Date: 26/10/2021