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Invercargill-Hrc - R3

Invercargill HRC 13 June 2020 - R 3 - Chair, Mr P Knowles

Created on 16 June 2020

Committee:
PKnowles (chair)
NSkelt
Name(s):
Mr P Hunter - Open Horseman
Informant
Mr V Munro - Stipendiary Steward
Miss R Haley - Stipendiary Steward
Information Number
A12726
Plea:
Admitted
Charge:
Contravention of the Use of Whip Regulations
Evidence:

Mr Hunter (CALL ME KEITH) was charged with a breach of r 869 (2) and the Whip Regulations in that he used his whip excessively in Race 3. Mr Hunter admitted the breach and appeared at the hearing.

Miss Hayley, with the use of the videos, stated CALL ME KEITH was following the leaders into the home straight. Mr Hunter moved wide to challenge and was seen to use his whip in an excessive manner. Mr Munro stated Mr Hunter used his whip 11 times without a break in the home straight.

Mr Hunter stated he had misjudged his whip use.

Decision:

Mr Hunter admitted the breach and it is found proved.

Submission For Penalty:

Mr Munro stated Mr Hunter had had 168 drives last season and 103 drives this season. He had an excellent record under the rule. He sought a fine of $200. Mr Hunter accepted the submissions of the Stewards.

Reasons For Penalty:

Mr Hunter has an excellent record and was just over the limit for whip use. A fine at the lower end of the scale is appropriate.

Penalty:

Mr Hunter is fined $200.

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