Woodville-Pahiatua RC 22 October 2021 – R7 – Sarah Macnab

ID: RIB5336

Respondent(s):
Sarah Macnab - Jockey

Applicant:
Keith Coppins, Stipendiary Steward

Adjudicators:
Tom Castles

Persons Present:
Neil Goodwin, Stipendiary Steward

Information Number:
A15504

Decision Type:
Adjudicative Decision

Charge:
Excessive Use of Whip

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

Plea:
Admitted

Code:
Thoroughbred

Race Date:
22/10/2021

Race Club:
Woodville-Pahiatua

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

Race Number:
R7

Hearing Date:
22/10/2021

Hearing Location:
Woodville

Outcome: Proved

Penalty: Jockey, Sarah Macnab fined $125

SUMMARY OF FACTS:

Sarah Macnab admitted a breach of the whip Rule in that she used her whip in consecutive strides

EVIDENCE:

Stipendiary Steward, N Goodwin showed the available film pointed out the incident showing the breach happening just short of the winning post.

Ms Macnab made no comment.

DECISION:

As the breach was admitted it was found proved.

SUBMISSION FOR PENALTY:

Mr Goodwin indicated the Penalty Guidelines showed for a first breach of the Rule a fine of $150 was appropriate .He did say that a fine of less than that amount had been imposed recently and he would be happy with that.

REASON FOR PENALTY:
This was Jockey Sarah Macnab’s first breach of the Rule and it happened close to the winning post.  The Committee believed this should be reflected in a small discount.

CONCLUSION:

A fine of $125 was imposed.

Decision Date: 22/10/2021

Publish Date: 26/10/2021