Waikato TR 10 February 2024 – R8 – Lisa Allpress

ID: RIB38832

Lisa Joy Allpress - Jockey

Mr B Jones - Senior Stipendiary Steward

Mr G Jones and Mr A Smith

Persons Present:
Mr J Oatham, Mrs Allpress excused after start of hearing

Information Number:

Decision Type:
Race Related Charge

Use of whip in consecutive strides

638(3)(g)(ii) - Contravention whip rule


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Race Date:

Race Club:
Waikato Thoroughbred Racing

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

Race Number:

Hearing Date:

Hearing Location:
Te Rapa

Outcome: Proved

Penalty: Jockey Lisa Allpress is fined $250


Following the running of Race 8, the Respondent Class A Rider Mrs L Allpress, admitted a charge alleging she used her whip in consecutive strides over the concluding stages of the race.

Rule 638(3)(g)(ii) provides that in a Flat Race a Rider must not:

(ii) strike a horse with a whip in consecutive strides at any stage of the race.

Prior to the commencement of the hearing, Mrs Allpress sought to be excused from the hearing due to having to leave the course to travel back to the Central District, where she resides. She confirmed that she has seen the race films and that she admitted the breach.  She also advised that it was her first breach of the Rule and was aware of the likely penalty, i.e. that a fine, that may be imposed.  On that basis, her request to be excused was agreed to by the Adjudicative Committee, and the hearing continued in her absence.

Using the available race films, Chief Stipendiary Steward Mr J Oatham demonstrated that Mrs Allpress struck her mount (FARAGLIONI) in consecutive strides near the 100 metres.  He said that FARAGLIONI finished fifth.


As Mrs Allpress admitted the breach, it was deemed proved.


Mr Oatham submitted that Mrs Allpress has a clear record under this Rule.  He said that normally a first breach would be resolved by way of a warning, but due to the breach having occurred in a Black Type Race, warnings are not permitted.

Mr Oatham advised that in Black Type Races, the penalty to be imposed is the greater of either a $150 fine, or 50% of the Rider’s share of the stake money earned.  In this case, Mrs Allpress’ 50% share was $250 and, on that basis, Mr Oatham submitted that a $250 fine would be appropriate.


The Penalty Guide starting point for a breach of this nature is a $150 fine, unless the breach occurred in a Black-Type Race. As submitted by Mr Oatham, this breach was in a Group 1 Race and Mrs Allpress’ (50%) share of the stake was $250.  Therefore, after considering the film evidence and the submissions, the Adjudicative Committee determined a fine of $250 to be appropriate in the circumstances.


Class A Rider, Mrs Allpress is fined $250.

Decision Date: 10/02/2024

Publish Date: 12/02/2024