Otaki-Maori RC 16 September 2021 – R6 – Madan Singh
Otaki-Maori Racing Club
Otaki Racecourse - Te Roto Road, Otaki, 5512
Penalty: Licensed Jockey Madan Singh is fined $250
SUMMARY OF FACTS:
Following the running of Race 6, the Norwood Manawatu Handicap 1400, Mr Neil Goodwin, Stipendiary Steward, presented an Information charging Mr M Singh, the Rider of MY FATHER’S GUN, with a breach of Rule 638(3)(g)(i), of excess use of his whip in striking his mount excessively in the home straight.
The race films illustrated that Mr Singh struck his mount with the whip 6 times in the home straight prior to reaching the 100 metre mark. The maximum number of strikes permitted is 5. MY FATHER’S GUN finished in third place.
REASON FOR DECISION:
As Mr Singh admitted the charge, it was deemed proved.
SUBMISSION FOR PENALTY:
Mr Goodwin referred to the Revised Penalty Guidelines for Improper Whip Use issued under Rule 106 which came into force on 1 September 2021. Mr Singh has never before faced a charge of breaching the Whip Use Rule.
Mr Singh accepted that he had to incur a fine.
REASON FOR PENALTY:
For a first offence of breaching this Rule, the starting point is the greater of a $250 fine or 50% of the Jockey’s share of the stake, if any, earned. Mr Singh’s percentage was $54.
Accordingly, Mr Singh is fined $250.
Decision Date: 16/09/2021
Publish Date: 17/09/2021