Waikato BOP H 25 August 2022 – R2 – Dylan Ferguson
Waikato BOP Harness Racing Inc
Cambridge Raceway - 1 Taylor Street, Cambridge, 3434
Penalty: Driver Dylan Ferguson is suspended for 2 days and fined $200
Mr D Ferguson (LOUTENANT) admitted a breach of Rule 869(3)(b).
It was alleged that he drove carelessly causing interference to PENTATONIX near the 150m.
Mr Ferguson said that he understood the Rule, charge and confirmed that he admitted the breach.
Film replays were shown which identified LOUTENANT shifting out from behind the leader and causing interference to PENTATONIX which went off stride.
As the charge was admitted it was deemed proved.
The record showed that on 12 May 2022 Mr Ferguson was suspended for 4 days.
Since that date Mr Ferguson has had 46 Drives. The starting point for a second breach is 3-Days Suspension.
Mr Ferguson said that a 3-Day Suspension equates to 3 weeks as there is only one race day per week in the North at the present time. He asked that a fine be considered. He also said that his drive over-reacted when shifting out and that he did take corrective action by turning its head inwards.
REASONS FOR PENALTY:
Taking all matters into consideration including one meeting per week only in the North Island at present, a combination of a suspension and a fine was considered an appropriate penalty.
Mr Ferguson’s Driver’s Licence was suspended from 25 August up to and including 8 September 2022 (2 days) and a fine of $200 imposed.
Decision Date: 25/08/2022
Publish Date: 31/08/2022