Pakuranga HC 19 September 2021 – R3 – Shaun Phelan
Pakuranga Hunt Club
Te Aroha Racecourse - Stanley Road South, Te Aroha,
Te Aroha Racecourse
Penalty: Jockey Shaun Phelan is fined $300
SUMMARY OF FACTS:
Mr Phelan the Rider of DR HANK failed to make the declared weight (1kg over).
Mr Jones said that under normal circumstances Mr Phelan would have been fined $200 under the Minor Infringement, however due to the race being a prestigious Jumping Race with the stake being $50,000 the Stewards believed a higher penalty should be imposed.
REASON FOR DECISION:
As the charge was admitted it was deemed proved.
SUBMISSION FOR PENALTY:
Mr Jones said that Mr Phelan was fined $100 for being overweight on 1 September 2021. He said it was a prestigious race and recommended an uplift.
REASON FOR PENALTY:
In considering a suitable penalty the Committee took into account the record and the admission of the breach. DR HANK was well supported by the punters and in spite of the overweight factor he fortunately went on to win the event, with the first prize being $28,750 ( Mr Phelan’s share being approximately $2,870).
Mr Phelan was fined $300.
Decision Date: 19/09/2021
Publish Date: 22/09/2021