R Te Aroha 15 October 2021 – R4 – Ashvin Goindasamy

ID: RIB5309

Respondent(s):
Ashvin Goindasamy - Apprentice Jockey

Applicant:
Mr J Oatham - Chief Stipendiary Steward

Adjudicators:
Mr Noel McCutcheon

Persons Present:
Mr J Oatham, Mr A Goindasamy, Mr N Harris - Riding Mentor

Information Number:
A15607

Decision Type:
Adjudicative Decision

Charge:
Excessive use of whip

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

Plea:
Admitted

Code:
Thoroughbred

Race Date:
15/10/2021

Race Club:
Racing Te Aroha

Race Location:
Te Aroha Racecourse - Stanley Road South, Te Aroha,

Race Number:
R4

Hearing Date:
15/10/2021

Hearing Location:
Te Aroha Racecourse

Outcome: Proved

Penalty: Apprentice Jockey Ashvin Goindasamy is fined $500

EVIDENCE:

Following Race 4 Information A15607 was filed with the Adjudicator.  It was alleged by the Informant that Mr Goindasamy struck his mount “POZZI VIBE” 6 times with the whip prior to the 100m.

Mr Goindasamy in the presence of Mr Harris said that he understood the Rule, the Charge and confirmed that he admitted the breach.

Mr Oatham showed the film replays and pointed out that Mr Goindasamy struck his mount once with the whip in the right hand, then changed the whip to his left hand and struck his mount a further 5 times prior to the 100m.

Mr Goindasamy agreed with the Stewards’ interpretation.

REASON FOR DECISION:

As the charge was admitted, it was found proved.

SUBMISSION FOR PENALTY:

Mr Oatham said that Mr Goindasamy had one prior breach of the Rule when a fine of $300 was imposed.

Mr Harris said that Mr Goindasamy is trying too hard and as a consequence his mounts tend to shift about.

REASON FOR PENALTY:

The Penalty Guide provides that a fine of $500 is the starting point for a second breach of the Rule.  $500 was considered to be a suitable penalty.

CONCLUSIONS:

Mr Goindasamy was fined $500.

Decision Date: 15/10/2021

Publish Date: 19/10/2021