Waikato RC 1 October 2021 – R8 – Wiremu Pinn
Waikato Racing Club
Te Rapa Racecourse - Te Rapa Road, Hamilton, 3200
Te Rapa Racecourse
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).
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.
There are no aggravating factors and accordingly Mr Pinn is fined $500.
Decision Date: 01/10/2021
Publish Date: 04/10/2021