Woodville-Pahiatua RC 9 September 2021 – R6 – Kate Hercock

ID: RIB4516

Respondent(s):
Kate Hercock - Jockey

Applicant:
Neil Goodwin - Stipendary Steward

Adjudicators:
Tom Castles

Persons Present:
Neil Goodwin, Keith Coppins (Stipendiary Stewards)

Information Number:
A14580

Decision Type:
Adjudicative Decision

Charge:
Excessive Use of Whip

Rule(s):
638 (3)(g)(i) - Excessive use of the whip

Plea:
Admitted

Code:
Thoroughbred

Race Date:
09/09/2021

Race Club:
Woodville-Pahiatua

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

Race Number:
R6

Hearing Date:
09/09/2021

Hearing Location:
Woodville

Outcome: Proved

Penalty: Jockey Kate Hercock 5 day suspension

SUMMARY OF FACTS:

Kate Hercock struck her mount 6 times prior to the 100 metre mark.

EVIDENCE:

All available films were shown.

SUBMISSIONS:

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.

CONCLUSIONS:

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