Otago RC 21 October 2021 – R1 – Chris Johnson
Otago Racing Club
Wingatui Racecourse - 285 Gladstone Road North, Mosgiel, Dunedin,
Penalty: Jockey, Chris Johnson fined $500
SUMMARY OF FACTS:
Mr Johnson admitted that he used his whip in four consecutive strides on his mount over the concluding stages.
SUBMISSION FOR PENALTY:
Mr Davidson produced the Respondent’s record which showed a previous breach of this Rule on 24 September at Gore. He submitted a fine of $500 was appropriate as per the revised NZTR Guidelines.
REASON FOR PENALTY:
Mr Johnson has had 22 rides since the previous breach. There were 3 consecutive strides on the previous occasion and 4 this time.
There are no mitigating or aggravating factors. A penalty at the $500 starting point is appropriate.
Mr Johnson is fined $500.
Decision Date: 21/10/2021
Publish Date: 21/10/2021