Waikato BOP H 7 July 2022 – R5 – Neita Balle
Waikato BOP Harness Racing Inc
Cambridge Raceway - 1 Taylor Street, Cambridge, 3434
Penalty: Junior Driver Neita Balle was fined $200
Ms Balle the Driver of “LILLIBURLERO” admitted a breach of Rule 869(3)(b).
It was alleged that near the 600m Ms Balle allowed her drive to contact the outside sulky wheel of “JOHN WAYNE” which was punctured.
Ms Balle said that she understood the Rule, Charge and confirmed that she admitted the breach.
Mr Mulcay showed film replays and pointed out where contact with the wheel was made.
Ms Balle and Mr Balle agreed with Mr Mulcay.
As the charge was admitted it was deemed proved.
Mr Mulcay said Ms Balle is a relatively inexperienced Junior Driver with a clear record.
He said an aggravating factor was that the chances of “JOHN WAYNE” were affected as the horse took no further competitive part in the Race, as the tube came adrift from the tyre.
Mr Balle said that it was a minor error on the part of Ms Balle as her horse would have missed the wheel if it had been back a few millimetres.
REASONS FOR PENALTY
Taking into account all matters in relation to penalty, a fine of $200 was appropriate.
Ms Balle was fined $200.
Decision Date: 07/07/2022
Publish Date: 11/07/2022