Waikato RC 4 September 2021 – R5 – Ryan Elliot
Waikato Racing Club
Te Rapa Racecourse - Te Rapa Road, Hamilton, 3200
Te Rapa Racecourse
Penalty: Jockey Ryan Elliot suspended for 5 days and fined $200
SUMMARY OF FACTS:
Following Race 5 (Cambridge Stud Northland Breeders Stakes) R Elliot was charged under Rule 638(3)(G)(i) with striking his mount MAGNETO more than 5 times prior to the 100m. MAGNETO finished 5th.
Ms Algar showed film replays and identified where Mr Elliot struck his mount 6 times prior to the 100m (5 is the limit).
Mr Elliot agreed that it was 6 strikes.
SUBMISSION FOR PENALTY:
Mr Elliot’s record showed two breaches of the Rule in the last 6 months, those being 15.05.21 – $300 fine and 07.08.21 – $500 fine.
Mr Jones outlined the revised Penalty Guide which showed a 5 day suspension plus a fine of 50% of any prizemoney won by the Jockey. This penalty starting point is for a third breach of the Rule in the last 6 months.
Mr Elliot submitted that the fine be increased with the suspension reduced.
REASON FOR PENALTY:
The Penalty Guide was adopted as a starting point. There were no mitigating features to consider however the Race was a Group 3 event with a stake of $80,000.
Mr Elliot’s mount earned $2000 with Mr Elliot’s 50% share being $50.
Due to the Race being Group 3, an uplift in the fine only was considered appropriate.
Mr Elliot’s Jockey’s License was suspended from the end of racing on 5 September through to the end of racing on 15 September 2021 (5 riding days) and a $200 fine was imposed.
(Ashburton on 6 September was not included in the suspension as Declaration of Riders had closed).
Decision Date: 04/09/2021
Publish Date: 07/09/2021