Taranaki RI 1 July 2022 – R8 – Lemmy Douglas
Taranaki Racing Inc
New Plymouth Raceway - Rogan Street, New Plymouth, 4310
Penalty: Class B Jockey Lemmy Douglas is suspended for 5 days
Following the running of Race 8, the “NEXT RACEDAY SATURDAY 23RD JULY MAIDEN” Mr Oatham presented an Information charging Mr Douglas with a breach of Rule 638(3)(g)(i) – the “Whip Rule”.
The details of the breach were that Mr Douglas struck his mount “RONIN POROTENE” 8 times with the whip prior to reaching the 100 metre mark.
As Mr Douglas admitted the charge, it was deemed proved.
Submissions for Penalty:
The race film demonstrated that Mr Douglas’ mount “RONIN POROTENE” challenged for the lead at the 400 metre mark, and was then struck with the whip 8 times by Mr Douglas before reaching the 100 metre mark. The horse fought on to finish 3rd.
Reasons for Penalty:
Mr Douglas has had 2 breaches of this Rule over the past 6 months.
He, assisted by Ms K Clapperton, made no submissions as to penalty.
In line with the Guide, a suspension is appropriate for a third offence.
Mr Douglas’ licence is suspended for 5 National Racing Days, to commence today, 1 July 2022, and to end at the conclusion of racing on 9 July 2022.
Decision Date: 01/07/2022
Publish Date: 04/07/2022