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Waikato BOP H 20 September 2020 - R 8 - Chair, Mr N McCutcheon

Created on 20 October 2020

Committee:
NMcCutcheon (chair)
Name(s):
Mr J Stormont - Driver of WE HAVE A MACH TWO
Informant
Mr S Mulcay - Senior Stipendiary Steward
Information Number
A12248
Plea:
Admitted
Charge:
Contravention of the Use of Whip Regulations
Evidence:

Following the running of Race 8 (Marshall Racing Mobile Pace) Information A12248 was filed with the Judicial Committee. It was alleged that Mr Stormont used his whip on more occasions than is permitted over the final 400m.

Mr Stormont said that he understood the Rule, the Charge and confirmed that he admitted the breach.

Mr Mulcay showed the film replays and identified where Mr Stormont had struck his mount 12 times with the whip during the final 400m.

Mr Stormont agreed with the number being 12 and said that this was his first whip charge.

Decision:

As the charge was admitted it was found proved.

Submission For Penalty:

Mr Mulcay said that Mr Stormont’s record was clear.

Mr Stormont did not have anything to add.

Reasons For Penalty:

The JCA Penalty Guideline for 12 strikes is a fine of $200. That figure was considered to be the appropriate penalty. (10 is the limit).

Penalty:

Mr Stormont was fined $200.

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