Woodville-Pahiatua RC 13 August 2021 – R7 – Liam Kauri

ID: RIB4134

Respondent(s):
Liam Kauri - Apprentice Jockey

Applicant:
Matthew Williamson

Adjudicators:
N Moffatt

Persons Present:
K Clapperton Central Districts Apprentice Mentor, Ms L Selvakumaran Stipendiary Steward

Information Number:
A16307

Decision Type:
Adjudicative Decision

Charge:
Excessive use whip

Rule(s):
638(3)(b)(ii) - whip rules

Plea:
Admitted

Animal Name:
Wonderful Barbie

Code:
Thoroughbred

Race Date:
13/08/2021

Race Club:
Woodville-Pahiatua

Race Location:
Woodville Racecourse - 1032 McLean Street, Woodville, 4920

Race Number:
R7

Hearing Date:
13/08/2021

Hearing Location:
Woodville

Outcome: Proved

Penalty: $500 fine

SUMMARY OF FACTS: Mr Williamson explained that Mr Kauri was challenging for the lead after rounding the bend for home. He commenced to use his whip and struck his mount 9 times prior to the 100m. Two of those strikes were on the neck and not at all forceful.

SUBMISSION FOR PENALTY: Ms Selvakumaran said this was Mr Kauri’s second breach of the whip rule and submitted a penalty in line with the guidelines would be appropriate.

REASON FOR PENALTY: Mr Kauri was fined $300 at Otaki less than 2 weeks ago for excessive use of the whip. He is an inexperienced apprentice rider but must learn from his mistakes. The Committee was concerned that Mr Kauri breached the rule in such a short space of time and explained that further breaches (inside the 6 month reset time) would likely result in a period of suspension. The starting point for a second breach is a $500 fine, and the Committee deemed that an appropriate penalty today.

 

Decision Date: 15/08/2021

Publish Date: 16/08/2021