Otaki RC 9 March 2022 – R2 – Darryl Bradley
Otaki-Maori Racing Club
Otaki Racecourse - Te Roto Road, Otaki, 5512
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 informed 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.
Jockey Darryl Bradley was fined $500.
Decision Date: 09/03/2022
Publish Date: 10/03/2022