Waikato RC 1 October 2021 – R5 – Trudy Thornton
Waikato Racing Club
Te Rapa Racecourse - Te Rapa Road, Hamilton, 3200
Te Rapa Racecourse
Penalty: Jockey Trudy Thornton is suspended for 6 days
SUMMARY OF FACTS:
Following the running of Race 5, the Dunstan Recovery Mash 1200, Mr Jones presented an Information alleging a breach of Rule 638(3)(g)(i) by Ms T Thornton, namely that she struck her mount ROC CHA with her whip more than 5 times prior to the 100 metre mark.
Mr Jones demonstrated from the race film that Ms Thornton’s mount ROC CHA entered the home straight in a 4 wide position and she struck it with her whip 6 times before the 100 metre mark and it finished in 6th place.
REASON FOR DECISION:
As Ms Thornton admitted the breach of the Rule, it was deemed proved.
SUBMISSION FOR PENALTY:
This was Ms Thornton’s 5th breach of Rule 638 since 15 May 2021. Two of those breaches involved the use of the whip excessively and the other two related to the “manner” of use (with the arm above shoulder height).
REASON FOR PENALTY:
This being the 5th breach of Rule 638, in terms of the Penalty Guide, Ms Thornton’s Licence is suspended for 6 National Riding Days, from the conclusion of racing on 3 October 2021 until the conclusion of racing on 13 October 2021. As Ms Thornton did not earn any share of the stake, no financial sanction is imposed.
Ms Thornton is suspended for 6 National Riding Days.
Decision Date: 01/10/2021
Publish Date: 04/10/2021