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Waikato RC 5 September 2020 - R 2 - Chair, Mr N McCutcheon

Created on 08 September 2020

NMcCutcheon (chair)
Mr B May - Licensed Jockey and Rider of SAIGNON
Mr W Robinson - Stipendiary Steward
Mr B Jones - Stipendiary Steward
Information Number
Excessive use of the whip

Following the running of Race 2 (Allied Security 1400) Information No. A12935 was filed with the Judicial Committee. It was alleged that Mr May used his whip excessively on SAIGNON prior to the 100m.

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

Mr Robinson showed film replays and identified where Mr May had struck his horse 8 times prior to the 100m (5 is the limit).

Mr May agreed that there were 8 strikes before the 100m.


As the Charge was admitted it was found proved.

Submission For Penalty:

Mr Jones said that Mr May had a good record and that there were not any aggravating factors to consider. Mr May said that it was obvious he had breached the Rule. He said that he was trying hard to adapt to the New Zealand riding style and asked for leniency. (Mr May had previously ridden in South Africa).

Reasons For Penalty:

The JCA Penalty Guide Starting Point for a first breach is a fine of $300. As there was not any reason to depart from that figure, it was deemed to be the appropriate penalty.


Mr May was Fined $300.

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