Whangarei RC 7 August 2021 – R 2 – Ashvin Goindasamy

ID: RIB3971

Respondent(s):
Ashvin Goindasamy - Apprentice Jockey

Applicant:
Mr M Williamson - Senior Stipendiary Steward

Adjudicators:
Hon J W Gendall QC - Chair, Mr B Scott - Member

Persons Present:
Mr M Williamson, Mr A Dooley - Stipendiary Steward, Ms L Selvakumaran - Stipendiary Steward, Mr A Goindasamy, Mr R Manning assisting Mr Goindasamy

Information Number:
A16304

Decision Type:
Adjudicative Decision

Charge:
Excessive use of whip

Rule(s):
638(3)(b)(ii)

Plea:
Admitted

Code:
Thoroughbred

Race Date:
07/08/2021

Race Club:
Whangarei Racing Club

Race Location:
Ruakaka Racecourse - Peter Snell Road, Ruakaka, 0151

Race Number:
R2

Hearing Date:
07/08/2021

Hearing Location:
Ruakaka

Outcome: Proved

Penalty: Class B Licensed Jockey Ashvin Goindasamy is fined $300

EVIDENCE:

Following the running of Race 2 the Hirepool 1600, Senior Stipendiary Steward Mr M Williamson presented an Information alleging that Mr Goindasamy riding SAINT ALICE, breached Rule 638(3)(b)(ii) in that he used his whip excessively before the 100 metre mark.

SUBMISSIONS:

The facts, as illustrated by the raceday films by Mr A Dooley, showed that Mr Goindasamy struck his mount 6 times prior to the 100 metre mark.  Mr Goindasamy agreed with that interpretation.

REASON FOR DECISION:

Mr Goindasamy admitted the breach and it is deemed proved.

SUBMISSION FOR PENALTY:

Mr Williamson advised that Mr Goindasamy had not had any convictions for similar offending in the past 12 months, although he had received 7 warnings.

REASON FOR PENALTY:

In line with the NZTR Guide, a fine of $300 is imposed.

CONCLUSIONS:

Mr Goindasamy is fined $300.

Decision Date: 07/08/2021

Publish Date: 09/08/2021