Woodville-Pahiatua RC 5 October 2023 – R4 – Lucas Olsen
Woodville-Pahiatua Racing Club
Woodville Racecourse - 1032 McLean Street, Woodville, 4920
Penalty: Amateur Rider Lucas Olsen is fined $200
Amateur Rider L Olsen admitted a breach of the Careless Riding Rule.
The films clearly showed EMPIRE STATE near the 900 metre mark racing four wide then moving inwards, causing tightening to BLACKMORE (N Smith), which in turn checked SKY CRUZA (A Scott).
Stipendiary Steward N Goodwin concurred that the breach was at the lower end of the scale.
Rider L Olsen indicated that it was a misjudgment on his part, he felt there was room for him to look for a better position in the race, not realising that there were two horses on his inside.
As the charge was admitted, it was deemed proved.
SUBMISSIONS ON PENALTY:
Stipendiary Steward N Goodwin asked for a fine to be imposed. It was the last Amateur Race of the season, the first breach of the Rule by the Rider and the charge was admitted. Rider L Olsen rode mainly overseas and has had four rides here, including one win.
Rider L Olsen had little to add and felt in the circumstances, as he was leaving to go overseas, a fine was appropriate.
REASONS FOR PENALTY:
The Adjudicative Committee agreed the breach could be classed in the low range.
As the breach was admitted and it was the last Amateur Race in the series for the season, a fine was deemed appropriate.
Rider L Olsen was fined $200.
Decision Date: 05/10/2023
Publish Date: 06/10/2023