Waipukurau JC 7 November 2021 – R1 – Kate Hercock

ID: RIB5684

Respondent(s):
Kate Hercock - Jockey

Applicant:
Neil Goodwin - Stipendiary Steward

Adjudicators:
Tom Castles

Persons Present:
Neil Goodwin, John Oatham - Senior Stipendiary Steward, Kate Hercock

Information Number:
A15514

Decision Type:
Adjudicative Decision

Charge:
Excessive Use of Whip

Rule(s):
638(3)(g)(i) - Excessive use of whip

Plea:
Admitted

Code:
Thoroughbred

Race Date:
07/11/2021

Race Club:
Hawkes Bay Race Club

Race Location:
Hastings Racecourse - 200 Prospect Road, Hastings, 4122

Race Number:
R1

Hearing Date:
07/11/2021

Hearing Location:
Hastings

Outcome: Proved

Penalty: Rider Kate Hercock 5 day suspension plus $150 fine imposed

SUMMARY OF FACTS:

Stipendiary Steward Neil Goodwin using the available film pointed out the indiscretion.

Miss Hercock agreed. The film said it all she added. She informed the Committee she had nothing to add.

EVIDENCE:

Film of incident shown and commented on.

SUBMISSIONS:

No other comment was made by either party

REASON FOR DECISION:

It was admitted and deemed proved.

SUBMISSION FOR PENALTY:

Stipendiary Steward Neil Goodwin informed the Committee that this was Miss Hercock’s 3rd breach of this Rule, the others being at Wellington on 29 May where she incurred a 5 day suspension and at Woodville on 9 September where a 5 day suspension was also imposed.

He added that Miss Hercock was a busy Rider since her return to race riding and initially had problems with the Whip Rule. However over the last few months the Stewards had noticed an improvement. He believed this should be reflected in the penalty.

Miss Hercock had nothing to add.

REASON FOR PENALTY:

A clear breach was admitted.

CONCLUSIONS:

Miss Hercock asked for in the advent of a suspension being imposed for it to begin after racing at Waverly on Sunday the 14th. This was agreed to.

Miss Hercock’s Licence to ride is suspended after racing on Sunday 14 November until the completion of racing on Wednesday 24 November – 5 days. A percentage of her winnings Jockey fee of $150 was also imposed as a fine.

Decision Date: 07/11/2021

Publish Date: 08/11/2021