Taupo RC 30 December 2021 – R7 – SEMPRINI

ID: RIB6721

K Fursdon - Trainer

Mr Brady Jones, Stipendiary Steward

Mr N McCutcheon

Persons Present:
Mr Jones, Mr Goindasamy, Rider of SEMPRINI, Mr M Williamson, Stipendiary Steward

Information Number:

Decision Type:
Request for Ruling

648(3) - Riding/driving infringement

Request for Ruling:
Jockey, A Goindasamy weighed in lighter than weighed out

Animal Name:


Race Date:

Race Club:
Taupo Racing Club

Race Location:
Taupo Racecourse - 471 Centennial Dr, Taupo, 3378

Race Number:

Hearing Date:

Hearing Location:
Taupo Racecourse

Outcome: Determination

Penalty: SEMPRINI disqualfied


Following Race 7 Mr Jones filed an Information Requesting a Ruling by the Adjudicative Committee.  It was alleged that Mr Goindasamy the Rider of “SEMPRINI” weighed in 0.8kg under the handicapped weight including the Apprentice allowance.

The Applicant requested that “SEMPRINI” who finished 6th be Disqualified.

Rule 648(3) in part reads:

The Clerk of the Scales shall allow such Rider 0.5kg and if the Allowance is not sufficient to enable the proper weight to be drawn then subject to Sub Rule (4) of this Rule then in addition to any other penalty which may be imposed the horse shall be Disqualified for the Race.


Mr Goindasamy’s lead bag was produced which showed that the stitching on one of the pouches, which holds the lead, had come apart.  The lead bag was in relatively good order.

Mr Jones said that Ms Fursdon the Trainer of “SEMPRINI” had told the Stewards that the lead bag was in good order and that the pouch contained lead when saddling in preparation for the Race.

Ms Fursdon did not attend the hearing.

Mr Goindasamy said that his mount hit a fence when leaving the birdcage and that the lead bag may have been damaged at that time, with the lead falling out between that time and weighing in.


As Mr Goindasamy weighed in 0.8kg lighter than his weigh-out weight, the Adjudicative Committee acting pursuant to Rule 648(3) Disqualified “SEMPRINI”.


Decision Date: 30/12/2021

Publish Date: 02/01/2022