Otago RC 21 October 2021 – R1 – Chris Johnson

ID: RIB5317

Respondent(s):
Chris Johnson - Jockey

Applicant:
Mark Davidson, Stipendiary Steward

Adjudicators:
Geoff Hall

Persons Present:
Rebecca Haley - Stipendiary Steward

Information Number:
A15873

Decision Type:
Adjudicative Decision

Charge:
Used whip in four consecutive strides

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

Plea:
Admitted

Animal Name:
POINT SCORE

Code:
Thoroughbred

Race Date:
21/10/2021

Race Club:
Otago Racing Club

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

Race Number:
R1

Hearing Date:
21/10/2021

Hearing Location:
Dunedin

Outcome: Proved

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.

CONCLUSION:

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