Riccarton Park-Canterbury JC 3 June 2022 – R7 – Kavish Chowdhoory

ID: RIB9451

Kavish Chowdhoory - Apprentice Jockey

Mark Davidson - Stipendiary Steward

O K Jarvis / D Anderson

Persons Present:
The Applicant, the Respondent, Class A Trainer Matthew Pitman

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Decision Type:
Adjudicative Decision

Careless riding



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Race Date:

Race Club:
Canterbury Jockey Club

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

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Hearing Date:

Hearing Location:
Riccarton Park

Outcome: Proved

Penalty: Apprentice Jockey, Kavish Chowdhoory, suspended 5 days

Summary of facts

Mr Davidson alleged that Mr Chowdhoory in Race 7, permitted his mount, WILD ROVER, to shift outwards near the 275 metre mark when not sufficiently clear of, Mr Asano’s mount, CAITLIN JAY, which as a result was crowded and checked.

Mr Davidson demonstrated on the films that Mr Chowdhoory was held up in the run home, he then attempts to create room on one occasion and Mr Asano attempts to maintain his position. Mr Chowdhoory then has a second attempt and comes out a little further resulting in Mr Asano becoming crowded and has to check his mount.

Mr Chowdhoory did not make any comment about the race films.

Decision as to breach

As Mr Chowdhoory has admitted the breach, it is found to be proved.

Submissions as to penalty

Mr Davidson said the breach was mid to low range. He produced Mr Chowdhoory’s record which showed three breaches of the Careless Riding Rule in the past 12 months

10 March 2021 at Riccarton where he received a 5 day suspension.

11 December 2021 at Southland where he received a 7 day suspension.

21 October 2021 at Wingatui where he received a 5 day suspension.

Mr Davidson, in reference to the Penalty Guide, sought a starting point of 7 days. Mr Davidson considered Mr Chowdhoory’s record to be a neutral factor and submitted Mr Chowdhoory should receive credit for his admission of the breach.

Mr Chowdhoory sought a deferment of any suspension that the Adjudicative Committee was to impose until after the Timaru meeting on 12 June.

Reasons for penalty

The breach is mid to low range. The starting point adopted is 6 national days. We agree that Mr Chowdhoory’s record can be characterised as neutral. Credit is given for his admission of the breach which results in an end suspension of 5 days.


Mr Chowdhoory’s licence is suspended for 5 National days. This is from the end of racing on 12 June up to and including 22 June 2022.

Decision Date: 03/06/2022

Publish Date: 13/06/2022