Woodville-Pahiatua RC 9 September 2021 – R1 – Mereana Hudson

ID: RIB4519

Respondent(s):
Mereana Hudson - Jockey

Applicant:
Neil Goodwin - Stipendiary Steward

Adjudicators:
Tom Castles

Persons Present:
Neil Goodwin, Keith Coppins - Stipendiary Stewards

Information Number:
A14579

Decision Type:
Adjudicative Decision

Charge:
Careless Riding

Rule(s):
638(1)(d) - Careless Riding

Plea:
Admitted

Code:
Thoroughbred

Race Date:
09/09/2021

Race Club:
Woodville-Pahiatua

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

Race Number:
R1

Hearing Date:
09/09/2021

Hearing Location:
Woodville

Outcome: Proved

Penalty: Jockey Mereana Hudson is suspended for 5 days

SUMMARY OF FACTS:

Mereana Hudson, Rider of THE BIG BAD WOLF admitted a charge of Careless Riding in that she shifted in near the 800 metre mark when not clear of EREBUS, Kate Hercock, causing that Rider to take hold when checked.

EVIDENCE:

The  films of the incident were shown  and showed EREBUS losing about 1 to 2 lengths in the incident.

SUBMISSIONS:

Stipendiary Steward Neil Goodwin informed the Adjudicator that Ms Hudson had one similar charge at Hawkes Bay on the 1st of May for which she received a 5 day suspension. He asked for a period of suspension on this charge even though he believed it was a low range breach.

REASON FOR DECISION:

Although the offence was low range Miss Hercock’s mount  was inconvenienced in the incident.

SUBMISSION FOR PENALTY:

Ms Hudson had no comment on either the incident or penalty submissions.

REASON FOR PENALTY:

The Guidelines indicate a 5 day suspension for a low range breach.

CONCLUSIONS:

Mereana Hudson’s licence to ride was suspended from the completion of racing Thursday 16th of September until Thursday the 23rd of September 2021.

Decision Date: 09/09/2021

Publish Date: 13/09/2021