Wanganui JC 23 September 2021 – R3 – Dean Parker

ID: RIB4873

Respondent(s):
Dean Parker - Jockey

Applicant:
Mr Neil Goodwin - Stipendary Steward

Adjudicators:
Bruce Mainwaring

Persons Present:
Mr Neil Goodwin, Mr Keith Coppins - Stipendary Stewards

Information Number:
A14594

Decision Type:
Adjudicative Decision

Charge:
Excessive use of the whip

Rule(s):
638(3) (f) (vii) - Using whip when horse is clearly winning

Plea:
Admitted

Animal Name:
Beau Geste

Code:
Thoroughbred

Race Date:
23/09/2021

Race Club:
Wanganui Jockey Club

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

Race Number:
R3

Hearing Date:
23/09/2021

Hearing Location:
Wanganui Racecourse - Purnell Street Whanganui

Outcome: Proved

Penalty: Jockey Dean Parker is fined $250

SUMMARY OF FACTS:

The Information alleged a breach of Rule 638 (3)(f)(vii) in that Mr Parker struck his mount (Beau Geste) in circumstances where the horse was clearly in front.  The available  films confirmed the incident. Mr Parker struck Beau Geste on 3 occasions after jumping the last fence.

SUBMISSIONS:

Asked as to why he struck his mount, Mr Parker could not offer reason other than to comment that he was unaware of how far in front he was.

REASON FOR DECISION:

Mr Parker admitted the breach therefore the charge was deemed proved.

SUBMISSION FOR PENALTY:

Guidance was sought in respect of Mr Parker’s record in relation to charges of this type. Mr Goodwin conveyed his record is clear up to this date. Discussion was held around those Guidelines which took effect on 1st September 2021.

REASON FOR PENALTY:

A breach of the pertinent Rule was established/admitted.

CONCLUSIONS:

Mr Dean Parker is fined a sum of $250.

Decision Date: 23/09/2021

Publish Date: 27/09/2021