Riccarton Park – Canterbury JC 10 August 2022 – R2 – Krishna Mudhoo

ID: RIB10493

Krishna Mudhoo - Jockey

Mr Mark Davidson, Stipendiary Steward

Mr S Ching (Chair), Mr R McKenzie

Persons Present:
Mr Davidson, Mr Mudhoo, Ms V Algar Stipendiary Steward

Information Number:

Decision Type:
Race Related Charge

Careless Riding

638(1)(d) - Riding/driving infringement


Animal Name:


Race Date:

Race Club:
Canterbury Jockey Club

Race Location:
Riccarton Park - 165 Racecourse Road, Christchurch,

Race Number:

Hearing Date:

Hearing Location:
Riccarton Park

Outcome: Proved

Penalty: Jockey, Krishna Mudhoo suspended for 5 days


Following the running of Race 2, the Respondent Class A Rider, Krishna Mudhoo, admitted a charge of careless riding which was filed pursuant to Rule 638(1)(d).  The Information alleged that as the Rider of ATHENE, allowed his mount to shift inwards when not clear of TREKOLURE which was crowded and checked shortly after the start.  

The Respondent acknowledged he  understood the Rule and confirmed his admission of the breach.

Using the available race films Mr M Davidson, with the assistance of Ms V Algar, demonstrated the incident and identified the horses and Riders concerned.

Mr Davidson said that shortly after the start and approaching the 2100 metre mark, the Respondent has shifted ground inwards when not clear of TREKOLURE causing that horse to be crowded and checked. Mr Davidson stated that Mr Mudhoo was only a bare length ahead of TREKOLURE when shifting into that horse’s rightful line.

The Respondent concurred that the breach was clear on the films.


As the Respondent admitted the breach the Adjudicative Committee finds the breach proved.

Submission for Penalty:

Mr Davidson produced the Respondent’s riding record which indicated 2 previous breaches under the Careless Riding Rule in the last 12 months, namely 17 March 2022 at  Ashburton – 4 days for a low range breach, and 16 June 2022 at Riccarton – 6 days for a mid range breach.

The Respondent Mr Mudhoo has had 381 mounts in the past 12 months.

Mr Davidson said Stewards assessed the level of carelessness to be in the mid to low range.

The Respondent advised of riding engagements through until August 19 2022 at Oamaru and sought a deferment to any proposed suspension.

In terms of any proposed penalty the Respondent  made no submissions apart from seeking a deferment.

Reasons for Penalty:

After considering all submissions the Adjudicative Committee agreed with Mr Davidson that the Respondent’s carelessness to be in the mid to low range and accordingly adopted a 6-day suspension as the starting point.

The available films clearly established that the Respondent was barely clear of TREKOLURE when attempting to shift into that horses rightful racing room causing that horse to check.

The Respondent’s riding record is treated as a neutral factor and a 1-day reduction was applied to the 6-day starting point for his admission of the breach.

After consideration of the above factors a 5-day suspension was imposed.

Conclusion – Penalty:

The Respondent’s request for a deferment is granted and his Licence to ride in races is suspended for a period of 5 days commencing after racing on 19 August 2022 and concluding after racing on 27 August 2022.




Decision Date: 10/08/2022

Publish Date: 14/08/2022