R Tauranga 20 October 2021- R 4 – Ms Bridget Grylls

ID: RIB5422

Respondent(s):
Bridget Grylls - Jockey

Applicant:
Ms Veronica Algar

Persons Present:
Ms B Grylls, Mr J Oatham, Ms V Algar

Information Number:
A15619

Decision Type:
Adjudicative Decision

Charge:
Breach of Whip Guidelines

Rule(s):
638(3)(g)(ii)

Plea:
Admitted

Code:
Thoroughbred

Race Date:
20/10/2021

Race Club:
Racing Tauranga Inc

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

Race Number:
R4

Outcome: Proved

Penalty: Jockey, Ms B Grylls fined $150

EVIDENCE:

After Race 4 Information A15619 was filed with the Committee.  It was alleged that Ms Grylls used her whip in two consecutive strides on “PRINCIPESSA” over the concluding stages.

Ms Grylls said that she understood the Rule, Charge and confirmed that she admitted the breach.

Ms Algar showed the film replays and identified Ms Grylls striking her mount in two consecutive strides just short of reaching the winning post.

Ms Grylls agreed and said it was a close finish.

REASON FOR DECISION:

As the charge was admitted it was found proved.

SUBMISSION FOR PENALTY:

Ms Grylls had a clear record and Ms Algar referred to the Penalty Guide.

REASON FOR PENALTY:

The Penalty Guide starting point for such a breach is a fine of $150.

CONCLUSION:

Ms B Grylls was fined $150.

Publish Date: 26/10/2021