Riccarton Park – Canterbury JC 28 October 2023 – R5 – Samantha Wynne
Canterbury Jockey Club
Riccarton Park - 165 Racecourse Road, Christchurch,
Penalty: Jockey Samantha Wynne is suspended for 4 days
SUMMARY OF FACTS:
Following the running of Race 5, an Information was filed by Chief Stipendiary Steward, Mr John Oatham, against Ms Samantha Wynne, alleging careless riding, in that she allowed her mount EULOGY SHOW to shift in when not clear of CAPTAIN OUMUAMUA which was crowded and checked passing the 2400 metres.
Rule 638(1)(d) reads as follows;
“(1) A Rider shall not ride a horse in a manner which the Adjudicative Committee considers to be:
Ms Wynne had indicated on the Information that this breach of the Rules was admitted, which she confirmed at the hearing. Ms Wynne also acknowledged that she understood the charge and the Rule it was brought under.
Mr Oatham, with the assistance of Ms Algar, used the race films to show Ms Wynne looking to take the lead from Mr Chowdhoory . Ms Algar said that as Ms Wynne went forward to cross in, she was not clear of Mr Chowdhoory, who had to steady and was crowded and checked, losing his running line.
Ms Wynne said she had yelled out to Mr Chowdhoory and he said Mr Mudhoo was leading, so when she could not see Mr Mudhoo, she decided to go forward and take the lead. She thought she had left enough room, but when viewing the films. accepted she got that wrong.
As Ms Wynne had admitted the breach, the charge was found to be proved.
SUBMISSIONS ON PENALTY:
Mr Oatham said Ms Wynne had a clear record under this Rule.
It was submitted this was very much at the lower end. The Stewards agreed that Mr Chowdhoory was happy to give up the lead but, Ms Wynne had just not quite gone forward enough before shifting in.
Ms Wynne did not seek a deferment.
REASON FOR PENALTY:
The Adjudicative Committee agrees that this is a low end breach given Ms Wynne was just not quite forward enough when she shifted inwards, accordingly, a starting point of 5 days is appropriate. A discount of 1 day is appropriate to reflect her frank admission of the breach and her good record.
A 4 day suspension is the appropriate penalty in this case. The penalty is to commence straightaway and continue up to and including 5 November 2023.
Ms Wynne is suspended for 4 days up to and including 5 November 2023.
Decision Date: 28/10/2023
Publish Date: 01/11/2023