R Tauranga 26 September 2021 – R4 – Courtney Barnes
Racing Tauranga Inc
Tauranga Racecourse - 1383 Cameron Road, Greerton, Tauranga,
Penalty: Jockey Courtney Barnes is fined $250.
SUMMARY OF FACTS:
Following Race 4 Ms Barnes was charged with striking her mount “LED ZED” 7 times with the whip prior to the 100m (5 is the limit).
Mr Jones showed the film replays and showed where Ms Barnes had struck her mount 7 times prior to the 100m.
Ms Barnes agreed that it was 7 strikes.
REASON FOR DECISION:
As Ms Barnes admitted the breach it was found proved.
SUBMISSION FOR PENALTY:
Mr Jones said that Ms Barnes had a clear record and referred to the Penalty Guideline.
Ms Barnes said that she had a very good record.
REASON FOR PENALTY:
As this was the first time Ms Barnes had been charged with a whip breach, it was considered that the Penalty Guide starting point of a fine of $250 was a suitable penalty.
Ms Barnes was fined $250.
Decision Date: 26/09/2021
Publish Date: 30/09/2021