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Non Raceday Inquiry RIU v B R Shirley - Penalty Decision dated 15 September 2020 - Chair, Hon J W Gendall QC

Created on 17 September 2020

BEFORE A JUDICIAL COMMITTEE OF THE JUDICIAL CONTROL AUTHORITY

UNDER THE RACING ACT 2003

IN THE MATTER of the Rules of Harness Racing

BETWEEN RACING INTEGRITY UNIT (RIU)

Informant

AND B SHIRLEY

Respondent

Judicial Committee: Hon J W Gendall QC (Chairman)

Mr S Ching (Member)

Parties: Mr C Lange (for the Informant)

Ms M Thomas (Counsel for the Respondent)

PENALTY DECISION OF JUDICIAL COMMITTEE DATED 15 SEPTEMBER 2020

(1) At the conclusion of the ZOOM meeting we adjourned in order to consider the Summary of Facts, Race Film, Counsel’s submissions and Mr Shirley’s guilty plea and impose the following sanctions on Mr Shirley for his breach of Rule 869(3)(g).

(2) His Open Driver Reinsman licence is suspended for 4 months commencing at the conclusion of racing on Friday, 18 September 2020.

(3) He is fined $1,000.

(4) He is ordered to pay $400 to the JCA as a part of the costs that it has incurred.

(5) Full written reasons will be delivered as soon as practicable.

Dated 15 September 2020

Hon J W Gendall QC (Chair)

S Ching (Member)

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