Woodville-Pahiatua RC 9 September 2021 – R6 – Kate Hercock
Woodville Racecourse - 1032 McLean Street, Woodville, 4920
Penalty: Jockey Kate Hercock 5 day suspension
SUMMARY OF FACTS:
Kate Hercock struck her mount 6 times prior to the 100 metre mark.
All available films were shown.
Miss Hercock had little to add but did indicate it was bad judgement on her behalf.
REASON FOR DECISION:
As Stipendiary Steward Neil Goodwin pointed out this was Kate Hercock’s 3rd breach of the Rule, the last on 29th of May .
SUBMISSION FOR PENALTY:
A penalty of suspension was asked for as her record was not good especially when she resumed race riding.
REASON FOR PENALTY:
The Guidelines state a 5 day suspension be imposed for a 3rd breach. The last breach was on the 29th of May and up to today she had made a determined effort to improve her whip use.
Miss Hercock asked for a period of deferment to allow her to ride at the first day of the Spring Carnival at Hastings. As it fell within the Guidelines it was agreed to.
A 5 day period of suspension was imposed, beginning after the completion of racing on Saturday 18th of September until completion of racing on Saturday the 25th of September 2021.
Decision Date: 09/09/2021
Publish Date: 13/09/2021