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Hearing Date: 1 May 2021

Hawkes Bay RI 1 May 2021 - R 5 (instigating a protest) - Chair, Mrs N Moffatt

Rule Number(s): 642(1)
Following Race 5 (John Bary Racing 1200) two protests were lodged pursuant to Rule 642(1) by Ms L Hemi and Mr L Somervell against the winner HYDROEXPRESS. The Information alleged that horse number 5 (HYDROEXPRESS) or its Rider placed 1st by the Judge interfered with the chances of horse number 4 (ANDUIN) ...

Hearing Date: 1 May 2021

Hawkes Bay RI 1 May 2021 - R 5 - Chair, Mrs N Moffatt

Rule Number(s): 638(1)(d)
Following the running of Race 5, an Information was lodged by Mr Williamson alleging a breach of Rule 638 (1) (d) in that M Hudson (HYDROEXPRESS) allowed her mount to shift in over the final stages crowding NO ROCK NO POP (A Mudhoo) and ANDUIN (L Hemi). Mr Williamson had Mr Goodwin demonstrate the incident ...

Hearing Date: 1 May 2021

Hawkes Bay RI 1 May 2021 - R 5 - Chair, Mrs N Moffatt

Rule Number(s): 638(4)
Following the running of Race 5, an Information was lodged by Mr Williamson alleging a breach of Rule 638 (4) in that L Hemi (ANDUIN) unreasonably reduced the pace of the race near the 900 metres hampering runners following. Rule 638(4) reads: A Rider shall not unreasonably slow, reduce or check the ...

Hearing Date: 1 May 2021

Hawkes Bay RI 1 May 2021 - R 1 - Chair, Mrs N Moffatt

Rule Number(s): 638(1)(d)
Following the running of Race 1, an Information was lodged by Mr Williamson alleging a breach of Rule 638 (1) (d) in that L Hemi (SPIRIT OF KAHA) allowed her mount to shift in near the 1100 metres when not clear of DOLLARBEEL (K Hercock) which was checked. Mr Williamson had Mr Goodwin demonstrate the ...

Hearing Date: 1 May 2021

Cambridge JC 1 May 2021 – R 7 – Chair, Mr G Jones

Rule Number(s): 638(1)(d)
This charge arises from the running of Race 7, the Travis Stakes ($100,000 Group 2). Stipendiary Steward, Mr B Jones filed an Information pursuant to Rule 638(1)(d) alleging the rider of BAD ‘N’ BOUJ (S McKay), "permitted his mount to shift in when not sufficiently clear of SIRACUSA which was checked ...

Hearing Date: 30 April 2021

Auckland TC 30 April 2021 – R 7 – Chair, Mr G Jones

Rule Number(s): 869(2)and Whip & Rein Regulations
This charge arises from the running of Race 7, the 2021 ‘What the Hill’ Rowe Trot Cup (G1) 3200m. An Information was filed by Chief Stipendiary Steward, Mr Ydgren, alleging Open Driver, Mr M Purdon (OSCAR BONAVENA), “used his whip with free of the rein near the 250-metre mark”. Rule 869 provides that: ...

Hearing Date: 29 April 2021

Waikato BOP H 29 April 2021 - R 2 - Chair, Mr A Godsalve

Rule Number(s): 869(3)(b)
Following the running of Race 2, Mr Mulcay submitted an Information alleging that Ms Chilcott, driving IDEAL TOMADO, drove carelessly approaching the 1700m when easing the pace in the running line, which resulted in a chain reaction back through the field. Ms Chilcott was present at the hearing and acknowledged ...

Hearing Date: 29 April 2021

Waikato BOP H 29 April 2021 - R 1 - Chair, Mr A Godsalve

Rule Number(s): 869(3)(b)
After the running of Race 1, Mr Mulcay submitted an Information in which he alleged that Amateur Horseman, B Hadley, driving  ALLEY MAE, drove carelessly in the home straight when allowing his runner to race over the track markers, resulting in his horse breaking. Mr Hadley was present at the hearing ...

Hearing Date: 29 April 2021

Otago RC 29 April 2021 - R 6 - Chair, Prof G hall

Rule Number(s): 638(1)(d)
Mr Davidson alleged that in Race 6 Mr Lowry permitted his mount, SWAMPMAN to shift inwards when not sufficiently clear of ALTAR GIRL which was checked near the 900 metres, going back on to ON THE BACKFOOT which was also hampered. Mr Oatham demonstrated on the films that Mr Lowry, who was racing midfield ...

Hearing Date: 26 April 2021

Avondale JC 26 April 2021 – R 1 – Chair, Mr G Jones

Rule Number(s): 638(1)(d)
This charge arises from the running of Race 1, the Tulloch Café 1400. Senior Stipendiary Steward Mr Williamson filed an Information pursuant to Rule 638(1)(d) alleging the Rider of “ZOUPERB (D Johnson), allowed her mount to shift in over the concluding stages when insufficiently clear of CANNSEA CLEARLY ...

Hearing Date: 26 April 2021

Avondale JC 26 April 2021 – R 3 – Chair, Mr G Jones

Rule Number(s): 638(1)(d)
This charge arises from the running of Race 3, the NZB Insurance Pearl Series / Fasttrack Insurance 2YOF SW 1200m. Senior Stipendiary Steward Mr Williamson filed an Information pursuant to Rule 638(1)(d) alleging the Rider of “CHANEL (M McNab), allowed his mount to shift out over the concluding stages ...

Hearing Date: 24 April 2021

Riccarton Park-Cantebury JC 24 April 2020 -R 5 - Chair, Mr D Anderson

Rule Number(s): 638(3)(b)(ii)
Following the running of Race 5, an Information was filed by Stipendiary Steward, Mr M Davidson against Apprentice Jockey, Mr K Chowdhoory, alleging a breach of Rule 638(3)(b)(ii) “You struck your mount excessively prior to the 100 metres”. Mr Chowdhoory acknowledged that he understood the Rule and confirmed ...

Hearing Date: 24 April 2021

Auckland RC 24 April 2021 – R 9 – Chair, Mr G Jones

Rule Number(s): 534(1)
This charge should be read in conjunction with the Request for Ruling (Information Number A13397), where this Committee was requested to make a Ruling, pursuant to rule 534(2)(b) as to whether RADEGAST should be scratched from race 9. Mr Williamson advised that following Race 4, Mr Richards sought Stewards' ...

Hearing Date: 24 April 2021

Auckland RC 24 April 2021 - R 5 (request for ruling) - Chair, G Jones

Rule Number(s): 902(1)
Following the running of race 5, the Staphandos By Deep Impact Champagne Stakes (Listed race) Mr Williamson lodged an Information requesting a Ruling from the Judicial Committee pursuant to Rule 902(1) as whether Race 5 should be null and void (abandoned) or selected runners scratched due to track staff ...

Hearing Date: 24 April 2021

Auckland RC 24 April 2021 - R 9 (request for ruling) - Chair, G Jones

Rule Number(s): 534(2)(b) - Permission sought to late scratch
Mr Williamson lodged an Information requesting a Ruling in relation to Rule 534 (2) (b) to establish whether Licensed Trainer, Mr Richards can scratch his horse (RADEGAST) from Race 9, the Vale Prince Philip - Duke of Edinburgh 1921-2021 Mile. Rule 534(2)(b) enables an Information to be filed with the ...

Hearing Date: 23 April 2021

Adjourned hearing RIU v NP Williamson 23 April 2021 - R 10 (heard 2 May 2021 at Invercargill) - Penalty Decision dated 17 May 2021 - Chair, Prof G Hall

Rule Number(s): 869(7A)(a)
BEFORE A JUDICIAL COMMITTEE OF THE JUDICIAL CONTROL AUTHORITY IN INVERCARGILL UNDER THE RACING ACT 2003 AND IN THE MATTER of the New Zealand Rules of Harness ...

Hearing Date: 23 April 2021

Adjourned hearing RIU v NP Williamson 23 April 2021 - R 10 (heard 2 May 2021 at Invercargill) - Reserved Decision dated 10 May 2021 - Chair, Prof G Hall

Rule Number(s): 869(7A)
BEFORE A JUDICIAL COMMITTEE OF THE JUDICIAL CONTROL AUTHORITY IN INVERCARGILL UNDER THE RACING ACT 2003 AND IN THE MATTER of the New Zealand Rules of Harness ...

Hearing Date: 23 April 2021

Winton HRC 23 April 2021 - R 5 - Chair, Mr N Skelt

Rule Number(s): 869(2)
Following the running of Race 5, the Ryal Bush Transport Trot 2400m, Information A13955 was lodged by Stipendiary Steward, Miss R Haley alleging that Junior Driver, Mr T Larsen (KING OF THE NORTH) used his whip in an unapproved manner by striking his runner on two occasions after the finish of the race. ...

Hearing Date: 23 April 2021

Winton HRC 23 April 2021 - R 11 - Chair, Mr N Skelt

Rule Number(s): 869(2)Whip and Rein Regulations
Following the running of Race 11, the Southern Model Aero Club Mobile 2400m, Information A13958 was lodged by Stipendiary Steward, Miss R Haley alleging that Junior Driver, Mr K Newman (WITH GRACE) used his whip in an unapproved manner by using more than a flicking motion in the home straight. Mr Newman ...

Hearing Date: 23 April 2021

Winton HRC 23 April 2021 - R 10 (instigating a protest) - Chair, Mr N Skelt

Rule Number(s): 869(7)(B)
Following the running of Race 10 the Jim McConnell/Vie Overton Memorial Mobile Pace 2400m an Information was lodged by Stipendiary Steward Miss R Haley instigating a protest into the 4th placed horse by the Judge, Idealism (N Williamson) alleging that Idealism gained an advantage in the home straight ...

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