Woodville-Pahiatua RC 9 September 2021 – R1 – Mereana Hudson
Woodville Racecourse - 1032 McLean Street, Woodville, 4920
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.
The films of the incident were shown and showed EREBUS losing about 1 to 2 lengths in the incident.
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.
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