R Tauranga 26 September 2021 – R4 – Courtney Barnes

ID: RIB4980

Respondent(s):
Courtney Barnes - Jockey

Applicant:
Mr B Jones - Stipendiary Steward

Adjudicators:
Mr Noel McCutcheon

Persons Present:
Ms C Barnes, Mr B Jones

Information Number:
A15938

Decision Type:
Adjudicative Decision

Charge:
Excessive use of whip

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

Plea:
Admitted

Code:
Thoroughbred

Race Date:
26/09/2021

Race Club:
Racing Tauranga Inc

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

Race Number:
R4

Hearing Date:
26/09/2021

Hearing Location:
Tauranga Racecourse

Outcome: Proved

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).

EVIDENCE:

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.

CONCLUSIONS:

Ms Barnes was fined $250.

Decision Date: 26/09/2021

Publish Date: 30/09/2021