R Taupo 23 August 2023 – R6 – Trudy Thornton
Taupo Racing Club
Taupo Racecourse - 471 Centennial Dr, Taupo, 3378
Penalty: Jockey Trudy Thornton is fined $250
Jockey T Thornton admitted a breach of Rule 638(3)(f)(ii) in that she raised her whip above shoulder height.
Stipendiary Steward A Dooley using the available films, pointed out that on three occasions, Jockey T Thornton’s whip was above shoulder height, clearly breaching the Rule.
Jockey T Thornton had nothing to add, but did confirm that she had seen the films.
As the breach was admitted, it was deemed proved.
SUBMISSIONS FOR PENALTY:
Stipendiary Steward A Dooley asked for a penalty as per the Guidelines, and that even though the plea was admitted, there was no allowance for a reduction in the penalty.
REASONS FOR PENALTY:
As per the Guidelines, it was deemed appropriate that a fine be the applicable penalty in this case.
Jockey T Thornton was fined $250.
Decision Date: 23/08/2023
Publish Date: 25/08/2023