Waikato RC 1 October 2021 – R8 – Wiremu Pinn

ID: RIB5042

Respondent(s):
Wiremu Pinn - Apprentice Jockey

Applicant:
Mr B Jones - Stipendiary Steward

Adjudicators:
Hon J W Gendall QC

Persons Present:
Mr W Pinn (assisted by Mr N Harris, Apprentice Jockey Mentor), Mr B Jones

Information Number:
A15944

Decision Type:
Adjudicative Decision

Charge:
Excessive use of whip

Rule(s):
638(3)(g)(i)

Plea:
Admitted

Code:
Thoroughbred

Race Date:
01/10/2021

Race Club:
Waikato Racing Club

Race Location:
Te Rapa Racecourse - Te Rapa Road, Hamilton, 3200

Race Number:
R8

Hearing Date:
01/10/2021

Hearing Location:
Te Rapa Racecourse

Outcome: Proved

Penalty: Apprentice Jockey Wiremu Pinn is fined $500

SUMMARY OF FACTS:

Following the running of Race 8, the Super Seth @ Waikato Stud Mile, Mr Jones presented an Information alleging that Mr Pinn, the Rider of OCEAN BILLY, struck his mount more than 5 times prior to his horse reaching the 100 metre point, in breach of Rule 638(3)(g)(i).

SUBMISSIONS:

Mr Jones demonstrated from the race film that Mr Pinn struck his mount, OCEAN BILLY, 7 times with his whip on the home straight prior to the 100 metre mark.

REASON FOR DECISION:

Mr Pinn, assisted by Mr Harris, admitted the breach and it is therefore deemed proved.

SUBMISSION FOR PENALTY:

The horse finished 5th and earned a stake of $600.  Mr Pinn’s share of that was $15 (as an Apprentice, one half of 5%).  Mr Pinn has had one previous breach of the “Whip Rule” in the past 6 months.

REASON FOR PENALTY:

The Penalty Guide (for a second offence) requires a starting point of the greater of a $500 fine or 50% of the Jockey share of a stake.

CONCLUSIONS:

There are no aggravating factors and accordingly Mr Pinn is fined $500.

Decision Date: 01/10/2021

Publish Date: 04/10/2021