Wyndham RC 10 March 2024 – R4 – Ruvanesh Muniandy

ID: RIB39920

Ruvanesh Muniandy - Apprentice Jockey

Mark Davidson - Stipendiary Steward

Geoff Hall

Persons Present:
Mr Jason Laking - Apprentice Mentor

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Decision Type:
Race Related Charge

Careless Riding

638(1)(d) - Riding/driving infringement


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Race Club:
Wyndham Racing Club

Race Location:
Gore Racecourse - 136 Gore-Mataura Highway, Gore, 9772

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Outcome: Proved

Penalty: Apprentice Jockey Ruvanesh Muniandy is suspended for 6 days

Mr Davidson alleged that Mr Muniandy allowed his mount SACRED MIST in Race 4, to shift ground inwards when not sufficiently clear passing the 1250 metres, checking RELENTLESS KAYDEN (Mr Moseley).

Miss Haley demonstrated on the videos that Mr Muniandy was racing towards the rear of the field not long after the start, when he angled his mount inwards looking for cover. In so doing, he came into the running line of Mr Moseley, who had earlier shifted across from a gate to the outside of Mr Muniandy and he was forced to take a very strong hold. She said the Respondent was not his length and another clear when he shifted ground.

Mr Davidson said there was no contact with RELENTLESS KAYDEN, but Mr Moseley had had to severely restrain his mount. He added Mr Moseley’s mount was not the kindest horse to ride.

Mr Laking agreed with Mr Davidson’s analysis of the incident. He said Mr Moseley had shifted inwards quickly. Mr Muniandy said he did not know Mr Moseley was there when he shifted across.


As Mr Muniandy has admitted the breach, it is found to be proved.

Submissions as to Penalty

Mr Davidson produced the Respondent’s record, which showed one previous breach of this Rule at Wingatui on 2 March. Mr Davidson described the breach as mid-range. He said it was fortunate that Mr Moseley was a Senior Rider and was able to take a strong hold. Mr Muniandy was an inexperienced Rider and had been shifting ground looking for cover.

Mr Laking reiterated the Respondent’s inexperience and that Mr Moseley had shifted across so quickly that Mr Muniandy was not aware he was there.

Mr Muniandy stated he wished the suspension to start after the meeting on 17 March. The Stewards did not object to this.

Reasons for Penalty

Mr Muniandy has shifted ground inwards shortly after the start when not his length and another clear of Mr Moseley, who has been forced to take a strong hold of his mount. It is a mid-range breach and from a 7-day starting point there is a one-day reduction for admission of the breach and the fact that Mr Muniandy is an inexperienced Apprentice Rider.


Mr Muniandy is suspended from the end of racing on 17 March, up to and including 30 March 2024. This is 6 national racing days.

Decision Date: 10/03/2024

Publish Date: 11/03/2024