R Tauranga 13 January 2023 – R5 – Bailey Rogerson

ID: RIB14301

Bailey Rogerson - Apprentice Jockey

Mr A Dooley - Stipendiary Steward

Hon J W Gendall KC

Persons Present:
Mr A Dooley, Mr B Jones - Stipendiary Steward, Ms B Rogerson, Mr N Harris - assisting Ms Rogerson

Information Number:

Decision Type:
Race Related Charge

Careless Riding

638(1)(d) - Riding/driving infringement


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Race Club:
Racing Tauranga Inc

Race Location:
Tauranga Racecourse - 1383 Cameron Road, Greerton, Tauranga,

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Outcome: Proved

Penalty: Apprentice Jockey Bailey Rogerson is suspended for 5 National Riding Days


Following the running of Race 5, Mr Dooley presented an Information charging Ms Rogerson, an Apprentice Rider, with careless riding in breach of Rule 638(1)(d), “in that she permitted her mount “SO SURREAL” to shift out when not sufficiently clear of “LANDRY” which was checked near the 300 metres point so as to also inconvenient as a result “MANRICO”.”


As Ms Rogerson admitted the breach, it was deemed proved.

Submissions for Penalty:

Mr Jones illustrated from the race films how the action of Ms Rogerson comprised careless riding.  At about 300 metres from the finish, Ms Rogerson angled “SO SURREAL” out when barely one length in front of “LANDRY” ridden by Mr K Asano, which had to be checked outward onto and inconvenienced “MANRICO” ridden by Ms K Hannan.

Ms Rogerson explained that she was aware of “SO SURREAL’S” inclination to drift outwards and as she did not want to inconvenience the mount of Ms S Spratt “THE LETTER”, she chose to move out in order to avoid this but accepted that in doing so, she was insufficiently clear of “LANDRY”.

Submissions for Penalty:

Mr Dooley submitted that the carelessness was in the low/mid range.  Ms Rogerson has had 2002 rides since she commenced her Apprenticeship.  She has had 2 breaches of the Careless Riding Rule, namely on 23 and 31 August 2022.

Mr Harris advised that Ms Rogerson was a promising young Rider, had made only an error of judgment which she acknowledged and will learn from it.  Ms Rogerson has committed Rider engagements up until racing at Te Rapa on 18 January 2022.

Reasons for Penalty:

The Adjudicative Committee considers that taking a starting point of 6 days’ suspension, the fair and proper sanction for Ms Rogerson is a suspension of her licence to ride for 5 National Riding Days.


Ms Rogerson is suspended for 5 National Riding Days, to commence at the conclusion of racing on 18 January 2023 and to finish at the conclusion of racing on 28 January 2023.

Decision Date: 13/01/2023

Publish Date: 16/01/2023