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Otago RC 1 February 2020 - R 5 - Chair, Prof G Hall

Created on 04 February 2020

Rules:
638(1)(d)
Committee:
GHall (chair)
PKnowles
Name(s):
Mr T Moseley - Class A Jockey
Mr J Oatham - Chief Stipendiary Steward
Informant
Mr M Davidson - Stipendiary Steward
Information Number
A11872
Plea:
Admitted
Charge:
Careless riding
Evidence:

Mr Davidson alleged that in race 5 Mr Moseley (HEAD OFFICE) rode carelessly whilst passing the 250 metres when shifting outwards dictating LARRIKIN (J Laking) outwards into the line of PRINCE OF BROOKS (B Murray) who was checked.

Mr Oatham demonstrated on the films that Mr Moseley was midfield looking for a run. He shifted outwards forcing Mr Laking on to Mr Murray, who had to check his mount. He demonstrated that Mr Moseley was not his length and another clear when shifting.

Mr Moseley said Mr Oatham’s analysis of the films was correct, however he believed that Mr Murray’s horse was hanging inwards and that the interference was at the lower end. He acknowledged that Mr Murray had had to take evasive action and take a hold. When questioned by the Committee, he said his mount, which finished 4th, was going well and he was looking for a run.

Decision:

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

Submission For Penalty:

Mr Davidson produced the respondent’s record which was excellent with no breaches of this rule in past 12 months. He described the breach as low to mid-range.

Mr Moseley reiterated that the interference was at the lower end. He asked us to take into account his record and that he had admitted the breach.

Mr Moseley sought a deferment of any suspension that we were to impose until after the Invercargill meeting on 5 February.

Reasons For Penalty:

We believe that the breach is at the low end of mid-range. Mr Moseley has shifted outwards on the track and caused a concertina effect, which has inconvenienced 2 horses. The head of Mr Moseley’s horse can clearly be seen to be angled outwards, he has laid all over Mr Laking, there was contact, and Mr Murray has had to check. The obligation on Mr Moseley is to be his length and another clear. He was not when he shifted.

We take a starting point of 7 days. Mr Moseley’s record is very good. He has no breach in the last 12 months. He is a busy South Island rider. A day’s credit is appropriate for this and a further day for his admission of the breach.

Penalty:

Mr Moseley’s licence is suspended for 5 days. This is from the end of racing on 5 February up to and including 16 February 2020. 

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