Pakuranga HC 19 September 2021 – R3 – Shaun Phelan

ID: RIB4860

Respondent(s):
Shaun Phelan - Jockey

Applicant:
Mr B Jones - Stipendiary Steward

Adjudicators:
Mr Noel McCutcheon

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

Information Number:
A15929

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 Shaun Phelan is fined $300

SUMMARY OF FACTS:

Mr Phelan the Rider of DR HANK failed to make the declared weight (1kg over).

EVIDENCE:

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).

CONCLUSIONS:

Mr Phelan was fined $300.

Decision Date: 19/09/2021

Publish Date: 22/09/2021