Pakuranga HC 19 September 2021 – R3 – Buddy Lammas

ID: RIB4861

Respondent(s):
Buddy Lammas - Jockey

Applicant:
Mr B Jones - Stipendiary Steward

Adjudicators:
Mr Noel McCutcheon

Persons Present:
B Jones, J Oatham (Stipendiary Steward), B Lammas

Information Number:
A15930

Decision Type:
Adjudicative Decision

Charge:
Overweight

Rule(s):
330(3)(c)

Plea:
Admitted

Code:
Thoroughbred

Race Date:
19/09/2021

Race Club:
Pakuranga Hunt Club

Race Location:
Te Aroha Racecourse - Stanley Road South, Te Aroha,

Race Number:
R3

Hearing Date:
19/09/2021

Hearing Location:
Te Aroha Racecourse

Outcome: Proved

Penalty: Jockey Buddy Lammas is fined $200

SUMMARY OF FACTS:

Mr Lammas was charged with failing to make the declared weight for ALFIE DEE (Race 3) and IMA WONDER (Race 1).

EVIDENCE:

Mr Jones said that normally the matter would have been dealt with under the Minor Infringement, however due to ALFIE DEE being in a prestigious Jumping Race with a stake of $50,000 the Stewards believed a higher penalty should be imposed.

Mr Lammas was approximately 1kg over the carded weight.

REASON FOR DECISION:

As the charge was admitted it was found proved.

SUBMISSION FOR PENALTY:

Mr Jones said that Mr Lammas had one prior breach on 8 May 2021 with a fine of $100 imposed under the Minor Infringement.

Mr Lammas said that he had tried hard to make the weights but due to saunas being closed down during lockdown, it had made it very difficult to shed weight.

REASON FOR PENALTY:

The Committee gave due consideration to all submissions and determined that a suitable penalty for the breach was a fine of $200.

 CONCLUSIONS:

Mr Lammas was fined $200.

Decision Date: 19/09/2021

Publish Date: 22/09/2021