Otaki-Maori RC 16 September 2021 – R6 – Madan Singh

ID: RIB4641

Respondent(s):
Madan Singh - Jockey

Applicant:
Mr Neil Goodwin - Stipendiary Steward

Adjudicators:
Hon J W Gendall QC

Persons Present:
Mr N Goodwin, Mr K Coppins (Stipendiary Steward), Mr M Singh

Information Number:
A14585

Decision Type:
Adjudicative Decision

Charge:
Excessive use of whip

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

Plea:
Admitted

Code:
Thoroughbred

Race Date:
16/09/2021

Race Club:
Otaki-Maori Racing Club

Race Location:
Otaki Racecourse - Te Roto Road, Otaki, 5512

Race Number:
R6

Hearing Date:
16/09/2021

Hearing Location:
Otaki Racecourse

Outcome: Proved

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.

SUBMISSIONS:

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.

CONCLUSIONS:

Accordingly, Mr Singh is fined $250.

Decision Date: 16/09/2021

Publish Date: 17/09/2021