Taranaki RI 27 October 2023 – R3 – Lily Sutherland

ID: RIB29006

Respondent(s):
Lily Sutherland - Apprentice Jockey

Applicant:
Mr Neil Goodwin, Senior Stipendiary Steward

Adjudicators:
Mr Bruce Mainwaring

Persons Present:
Mr Goodwin, Ms Sutherland, Ms Kim Clapperton - assisting Ms Sutherland, Mr J Oatham - Chief Stipendiary Steward

Information Number:
A17510

Decision Type:
Race Related Charge

Charge:
Excessive Whip Use

Rule(s):
638(3)(g)(i) - Contravention whip rule

Plea:
Admitted

Animal Name:
MEGLIO DI FALCREST

Code:
Thoroughbred

Race Date:
27/10/2023

Race Club:
Taranaki Racing Inc

Race Location:
New Plymouth Raceway - Rogan Street, New Plymouth, 4310

Race Number:
R3

Hearing Date:
27/10/2023

Hearing Location:
New Plymouth Racecourse 1 Wogan Street New Plymouth 4310

Outcome: Proved

Penalty: Apprentice Jockey, Lily Sutherland fined $250

Background:

Following the running of Race 3, an Information was lodged alleging a breach of Rule 638(3)(g)(i). Details of the breach are as follows:

‘Struck her mount MEGLIO DI FALCREST with the whip six times prior to the 100 metre mark with a further five strikes inside the 100 metres’.

The Respondent acknowledged that she understood the Rule and admitted the breach. This was endorsed by Ms Clapperton.

Rule 638(3)(g)(i) provides that in a Flat Race a rider must not:

‘strike a horse with a whip more than 5 times prior to the 100 metre mark (other than in a slapping motion down the shoulder with the whip hand remaining on the reins)‘ where it shall not be a contravention of this rule if

‘a Rider strikes a horse six times prior to the 100 metre mark, provided that the Rider does not strike the horse more than four times after the 100 metre mark’

Evidence:

Stewards provided film evidence which demonstrated Ms Sutherland struck her mount on six occasions prior to the 100 metre mark and a further five occasions inside the 100 metre mark.

Ms Sutherland agreed with the count and had nothing further to add.

Decision:

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

Submissions for Penalty:

Stewards advised that Ms Sutherland has had one breach of this Rule within the last six  months Рnamely 6 May 2023. The Adjudicative Committee were referred to the current NZTR Penalty Guide.

Ms Sutherland did not provide comment in respect of penalty.

Reasons for Penalty:

The Penalty Guide starting point for second breach involving one additional strike is a fine of $250. Upon consideration the Adjudicative Committee determined this to be an appropriate penalty.

Conclusion:

Apprentice Jockey, Ms L Sutherland is fined $250.

 

 

 

 

 

Decision Date: 27/10/2023

Publish Date: 30/10/2023