Otaki RC 9 March 2022 – R2 – Darryl Bradley

ID: RIB7973

Respondent(s):
Darryl Bradley - Jockey

Applicant:
Keith Coppins - Stipendiary Steward

Adjudicators:
Tom Castles

Persons Present:
Neil Goodwin - Stipendiary Steward

Information Number:
A14519

Decision Type:
Adjudicative Decision

Charge:
Using whip in consecutive strides

Rule(s):
638(3)(g)(ii) - Using whip in consecutive strides

Plea:
Admitted

Animal Name:
LADY TELENA

Code:
Thoroughbred

Race Date:
09/03/2022

Race Club:
Otaki-Maori Racing Club

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

Race Number:
R2

Hearing Date:
09/03/2022

Hearing Location:
Otaki

Outcome: Proved

Penalty: Jockey Darryl Bradley fined $500

Summary of Facts:

Rider Darryl Bradley, after viewing the incident on film, agreed with Stipendiary Steward Mr Coppins’ assessment of the incident in which he struck his mount with his whip 3 times in consecutive strides in the final 100 metres. Although admitting the charge, Mr Bradley informedĀ  the Adjudicative Committee that his mount was travelling greenly when he went for a gap and over reacted. He attempted to correct with the whip and miscounted.

Reasons for Decision:

As the breach was admitted it was deemed proved.

Submissions on Penalty:

Stipendiary Steward Mr Coppins asked for a monetary penalty as per the Guidelines. Rider Darryl Bradley asked for the penalty to be one of a suspension citing financial pressures as the reason.

Reasons for Penalty:

Mr Bradley was informed that the Guidelines came into force on the 1st of March and on this occasion it would not be deemed appropriate to differ from the Guidelines.

Conclusion:

Jockey Darryl Bradley was fined $500.

Decision Date: 09/03/2022

Publish Date: 10/03/2022