Whangarei RC 7 August 2021 – R 8 – Joe Kamaruddin

ID: RIB3972

Respondent(s):
Joe Kamaruddin - 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, Mr J Kamaruddin assisted by Senior Jockey Mr C Grylls

Information Number:
A16306

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:
R8

Hearing Date:
07/08/2021

Hearing Location:
Ruakaka

Outcome: Proved

Penalty: Class B Licensed Rider Joe Kamaruddin is fined $500

EVIDENCE:

Following the running of Race 8, (the “Sep 11 – Harcourts Hats, Heels & Handbags for Hospice”), Mr Williamson presented an Information charging Apprentice Rider J Kamaruddin with a breach of Rule 638(3)(b)(ii) in that he struck his horse, SHE BRINGS ME RUBIES, with his whip excessively, prior to the 100 metre mark.

SUBMISSIONS:

We record that because the charge was heard some time after the conclusion of Race 8 when all Trainers had left the course, we regarded it as appropriate for a Senior Rider, Mr C Grylls, to assist Mr Kamaruddin who agreed with that course.

REASON FOR DECISION:

Mr Kamaruddin admitted the charge and it is therefore deemed proved.

SUBMISSION FOR PENALTY:

Mr Dooley demonstrated from the race film that Mr Kamaruddin struck his mount 6 times prior to the 100 metre mark.  He, along with all Riders attending today, were advised prior to races commencing, that breaches of the Rule would not be dealt with by warnings only as had sometimes happened in the past.  So all were on notice.

REASON FOR PENALTY:

Mr Kamaruddin was fined $300 for one prior breach of the Rule on 23 June 2021.  In line with the Penalty Guide a fine of $500 is imposed.  There are no aggravating or mitigating factors that require any adjustment.

CONCLUSIONS:

Mr Kamaruddin is fined $500.

Decision Date: 07/08/2021

Publish Date: 09/08/2021