Otaki-Maori RC 16 September 2021 – R4 – Callum Jones
Otaki-Maori Racing Club
Otaki Racecourse - Te Roto Road, Otaki, 5512
Penalty: Apprentice Jockey Callum Jones is fined $500
SUMMARY OF FACTS:
Following the running of Race 4, the Cavallo Farm & Chris Rutten Bloodstock Handicap 1600, Mr K Coppins presented an Information charging Apprentice Jockey Mr C Jones with a breach of Rule 638(3)(g)(i) in that he struck his horse, GOBUYIT to an extent which was excessive.
The facts were, as evident from the race film and illustrated by Mr Goodwin and Mr Coppins, that Mr Jones struck his mount 6 times with the whip prior to reaching the 100 metre mark. GOBUYIT finished 4th and earned a stake of $600, of which Rider share was $30.
REASON FOR DECISION:
As Mr Jones admitted the charge, it was deemed proved.
SUBMISSION FOR PENALTY:
Mr Coppins advised that Mr Jones had a previous breach of this Rule since 27 May 2021 for which he was suspended for 3 National Riding Days. Mr Jones accepted that the revised Guidelines, since 1 September 2021, should apply.
REASON FOR PENALTY:
For this second offence, the starting point Guideline is the greater of $500 or 50% of a Jockey’s share of any stake obtained. As an Apprentice Jockey Mr Jones would receive only $15 (being his half share of the 50% stake obtained).
Accordingly a fine of $500 is imposed, there being no aggravating or mitigating factors.
Decision Date: 16/09/2021
Publish Date: 17/09/2021