Waikato RC 1 October 2021 – R5 – Vinnie Colgan
Waikato Racing Club
Te Rapa Racecourse - Te Rapa Road, Hamilton, 3200
Te Rapa Racecourse
Penalty: Jockey Vinnie Colgan is suspended for 5 days and fined $150
SUMMARY OF FACTS:
Following the running of Race 5, the Dunstan Recovery Mash 1200, Mr Jones presented an Information charging Mr V Colgan, the Rider of NETANYAHU with a breach of Rule 638(3)(g)(i) in that he struck his horse more than 5 times prior to the 100 metre mark.
Mr Jones demonstrated from the race film that Mr Colgan, whilst his mount NETANYAHU was leading in the home straight he struck it with his whip 6 times before the 100 metre point. The horse finished second earning a stake of $2,700.
REASON FOR DECISION:
As Mr Colgan admitted the breach of the Rule, it was deemed proved.
SUBMISSION FOR PENALTY:
Mr Colgan had 2 previous breaches of Rule 638 over the past month (on 2 September he was fined $250 for striking his mount 7 times, and on 4 September 2021 he was suspended for 5 days and fined $150 – which was for a breach of Rule 638(3)(g)(ii), namely for consecutive strikes).
REASON FOR PENALTY:
Mr Colgan has committed rides over the next 10 days, and accordingly within the Rules the following suspension can be deferred within that period.
His Licence to ride is, in terms of the Penalty Guide, suspended for 5 National Riding Days to commence at the conclusion of racing on 9 October and to end at the conclusion of racing on 16 October 2021. In addition he is ordered to pay a penalty of $150.
Decision Date: 01/10/2021
Publish Date: 04/10/2021