R Tauranga 30 October 2021 – R5 – Shaun McKay
Racing Tauranga Inc
Tauranga Racecourse - 1383 Cameron Road, Greerton, Tauranga,
Penalty: Jockey Shaun McKay is fined $500
SUMMARY OF FACTS:
Following the running of Race 5, the Quick Count Maiden, Mr Oatham presented an Information alleging that Mr McKay, the Rider of OFFENDED committed a breach of Rule 638(3)(g)(i) in that he struck his mount with the whip 6 times prior to the 100 metre mark.
Mr McKay admitted the breach. His mount finished 3rd, being a 2 heads from first. Mr McKay has had one previous breach of this Rule, on 11 September 2021.
The race film illustrated that Mr McKay’s mount was wide on ending the straight and finished strongly to be a close 3rd, but was struck 6 times before the 100 metre mark.
REASON FOR DECISION:
As Mr McKay admitted the breach, it was deemed proved.
SUBMISSION FOR PENALTY:
The breach of the Rule was at the lower end, being one strike more than that permitted. For a second offence the Penalty Guide “starting point” is the greater of a fine of $500 or 50% of the Jockey’s share of any stake earned.
REASON FOR PENALTY:
Mr McKay’s percentage of the third place stake is less than $75. The appropriate sanction is that Mr McKay be fined $500.
Jockey Shaun McKay is fined $500.
Decision Date: 30/10/2021
Publish Date: 01/11/2021