Winton HRC 14 November 2021 – R9 – Brent Barclay

ID: RIB5797

Respondent(s):
Brent Barclay - Driver

Applicant:
Mr Shane Renault, Stipendiary Steward

Adjudicators:
Geoff Hall

Information Number:
A13703

Decision Type:
Adjudicative Decision

Charge:
whip used with more than a wrist flicking motion

Rule(s):
869(2); whip and rein regs

Plea:
Admitted

Animal Name:
AMERICAN EYRETIME

Code:
Harness

Race Date:
14/11/2021

Race Club:
Winton Harness Racing Club

Race Location:
Winton Racecourse - Racecourse Road, Winton, 9720

Race Number:
R9

Hearing Date:
14/11/2021

Hearing Location:
Winton

Outcome: Proved

Penalty: Driver Brent Barclay is fined $200

Mr Renault alleged that Mr Barclay (AMERICAN EYRETIME) used his whip with more than a wrist flicking motion in the run home.

Mr Renault identified the Respondent’s horse on the video and demonstrated that Mr Barclay used the whip with more than a wrist flicking motion in the run home. He said there were 4 strikes in a short space of time.

As Mr Barclay has admitted the breach, it is found to be proved.

Mr Renault produced the Respondent’s record.  Mr Barclay has had 379 drives this season.  Mr Renault sought a fine of $200.

The breach is low-range in that the Respondent has use his whip with more than a wrist flicking motion in the run home. While there are 4 strikes, these are in quick succession.

Mr Barclay’s record under this Rule shows no breaches these past 12 months.

Mr Barclay is fined the sum of $200.

Decision Date: 14/11/2021

Publish Date: 16/11/2021