Wanganui JC 23 February 2023 – R5 – MCLAREN

ID: RIB16166

Joe Kamaruddin - Apprentice Jockey

Mrs L Allpress - Jockey

Tom Castles

Persons Present:
Mrs Allpress, Mr Kamaruddin, Riding Master - Kim Clapperton. Mr K Coppins Stipendiary Steward, Mr N Goodwin Stipendiary Steward

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Decision Type:

642(1) - Riding/driving infringement


3rd placed CHARLOTTE'S WAY protest against 2nd placed MCLAREN

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Race Club:
Wanganui Jockey Club

Race Location:
Wanganui Racecourse - 19 Purnell Street, Whanganui, 4500

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Hearing Date:

Hearing Location:
Wanganui Racecourse

Outcome: Protest Upheld

Penalty: Protest Upheld


Following the running of Race 5, Commdives NZ Maiden a protest was lodged by Jockey, L Allpress, Rider of 3rd placed  horse CHARLOTTE’S WAY against 2nd placed horse MCLAREN (J Kamaruddin) alleging interference short of the line.

Attempts to contact representatives of 2nd placed horse MCLAREN were unsuccessful. Trainer, R Bergerson arrived at the hearing during proceedings.

The provisional placings were: –

1st  – Bananarahma

2nd – McLaren

3rd – Charlotte’s Way

The margin between 2nd and 3rd was a nose.

The films of the incident were shown to all parties before Jockey, L Allpress pointed out the incident. She stated that the two horses concerned were travelling alongside each other in the run to the line. While there was slight movement from both horses, it was only just short of the line, approximately 2 to 4 strides short of the winning post, that MCLAREN rolled in, took her mount’s line and made contact. She was adamant that the interference her mount suffered, cost her from running 2nd.

Jockey, J Kamaruddin stated that he agreed there was interference but asked that consideration be given to the fact that his horse was having its third start and raced greenly.

Trainer of CHARLOTTE’S WAY, Mr R Bergerson, arrived at the hearing and was shown the film of the incident. When it was explained to him that Mrs Allpress had presented her case, he had nothing to add.

Stipendiary Steward, N Goodwin presented the Steward’s submission and stated that it was only just short of the post that the two horses came together and Mrs Allpress had to stop riding. With the margin between second and third being only a nose, they would support the protest.


Upon viewing the films, the Adjudicative Committee believed that although the interference took place two to four strides short of the winning post, Mrs Allpress had to stop riding when Mr Kamaruddin’s mount moved outwards and with the margin between second and third only being a nose, a change of placings could be justified.

Placings to now read: –

1st – 10 Bananarahma

2nd -11 Charlotte’s Way

3rd –  3 McLaren

Authorisation to pay on the amended placings was given.


Decision Date: 23/02/2023

Publish Date: 24/02/2023