Wellington RC 19 March 2022 – R9 – Darryl Bradley

ID: RIB8153

Respondent(s):
Darryl Bradley - Jockey

Applicant:
Mr J Oatham - Chief Stipendiary Steward

Adjudicators:
N McCutcheon (Chair) and Hon J W Gendall QC

Persons Present:
D Bradley, J Oatham

Information Number:
A14527

Decision Type:
Adjudicative Decision

Charge:
Excessive use of the whip

Rule(s):
638(3)(g)(i)

Plea:
Admitted

Code:
Thoroughbred

Race Date:
19/03/2022

Race Club:
Wellington Racing Club

Race Location:
Trentham - 10 Racecourse Rd, Upper Hutt, 5018

Race Number:
R9

Hearing Date:
19/03/2022

Hearing Location:
Trentham

Outcome: Proved

Penalty: Jockey Darryl Bradley is fined $500

FACTS:

Mr Bradley the Rider of “THE SEAGULL” admitted a breach of Rule 638(3)(g)(i) in that he used his whip excessively prior to the 100m.

Mr Oatham showed film replays and identified where Mr Bradley had struck his mount 8 times prior to reaching the 100m (5 is the limit).

Mr Bradley agreed with the number of strikes applied.

DECISION:

As the charge was admitted it was found proved.

PENALTY SUBMISSIONS:

Mr Oatham said that Mr Bradley had a good record under this section of Rule 638(3)(g).

Mr Bradley did not wish to comment.

REASONS FOR PENALTY:

The Penalty Guide has a starting point of a fine of $500 and as there was no reason to depart from this, a fine of $500 was an appropriate penalty.

CONCLUSION:

Mr D Bradley was fined $500.

Decision Date: 19/03/2022

Publish Date: 22/03/2022