Pakuranga HC 19 September 2021 – R4 – Nick Downs
Pakuranga Hunt Club
Te Aroha Racecourse - Stanley Road South, Te Aroha,
Te Aroha Racecourse
Penalty: Jockey Nick Downs is fined $400
SUMMARY OF FACTS:
Mr Downs the Rider of FLYING WITHOUT WINGS) in Race 4 (Pakuranga Hunt Landowners Mdn Steeplechase) was charged with striking his mount in three consecutive strides over the concluding stages.
Mr Jones showed film replays and identified where Mr Downs struck his horse three consecutive times.
Mr Downs agreed with Mr Jones.
REASON FOR DECISION:
As the charge was admitted and together with the film evidence, it was deemed proved.
SUBMISSION FOR PENALTY:
Mr Jones said that Mr Downs had one prior breach of the Whip Rule on 10 June 2021 when a fine of $350 was imposed. He added that the Penalty Guideline for 3 consecutive strikes calls for a $150 fine or 50% of the Jockey’s share of the stake, whichever is the greater.
Mr Downs agreed with his record and added that he became a little excited.
REASON FOR PENALTY:
Mr Downs’ mount won the race with prizemoney being $8,400. Mr Downs’ share being approximately $800 with 50% being $400.
Mr Downs was fined $400.
Decision Date: 19/09/2021
Publish Date: 22/09/2021