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Levin RC 29 November 2019 - R 4 - Chair, Mr N McCutcheon

Created on 03 December 2019

NMcCutcheon (chair)
Ms R Myers - Rider of BELLE PLAISIR
Mr N Goodwin - Stipendiary Steward
Mr J Oatham - Chief Stipendiary Steward
Information Number
Careless Riding

Following the running of Race 4 (Paul Ireland Digger Hire Premier) Information A11662 was filed with the Judicial Committee. It was alleged by the Informant that Ms R Myers allowed her mount BELLE PLAISIR to shift out in the home straight when not clear of HARBOURSIDE which was checked near the 200m.

Ms Myers said that she understood the Charge, Rule and confirmed that she admitted the breach.

Mr Goodwin indentified the riders and horses on the film replays and said that Ms Myers came out into Mr Waddell’s mount HARBOURSIDE when only one length clear, which resulted in Mr Waddell having to take evasive action.

Ms Myers said that her horse hung early in the race and then raced greenly and overreacted more than it should have. She said that she did let it shift too far.


As the breach was admitted, it was deemed proved.

Submission For Penalty:

Mr Oatham produced Ms Myers' record which showed 3 breaches in the last 12 months, with the latest being in April when a 6-day Suspension was imposed.

Mr Oatham placed the carelessness on this occasion being a little below mid-range.

Ms Myers said that she would like any suspension of her licence to commence after 30 November.

Reasons For Penalty:

Considering Ms Myers is a very busy rider her record was considered to be a neutral factor. The Committee placed the carelessness demonstrated on this occasion to be below mid-range. Taking into account the JCA Penalty Guidelines, a 7 Riding-day Suspension was adopted as a starting point, with a discount of one day given for the admission of the breach.


Ms Myers' Jockey’s Licence was suspended from the close of racing on 30 November up to the cessation of racing on 11 December 2019 (6 days).

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