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Hearing Date: 20 May 2021

Waikato BOP H 20 May 2021 - R 2 (Instigating a Protest) - Chair, Mr A Godsalve

Rule Number(s): Rule 870(3) and Breaking Horses Regulations
Following the running of Race 2 a protest was instigated by the Stewards against the placing of the 4th horse, AHWEL on the grounds that it had broken for in excess of 50 metres inside the final 200 metres. Mr D Ferguson the Driver of the horse represented the horse's connections and noted on the Information ...

Hearing Date: 20 May 2021

South Canterbury RC 20 May 2021 - R 8 - Chair, Mr R McKenzie

Rule Number(s): 638(1)(d)
Following the running of Race 8, Equine Veterinary Services 2200m, an Information was filed by Stipendiary Steward, Mr M R Davidson, against Licensed Jockey (Class A), Mr A Balloo alleging that Mr Balloo, as the Rider of VERMONT in the race, “permitted his mount to shift inwards when not sufficiently ...

Hearing Date: 20 May 2021

South Canterbury RC 20 May 2021 - R 6 - Chair, Mr R McKenzie

Rule Number(s): 638(1)(d)
Following the running of Race 6, Dominator Doors Mile 1600m, an Information was filed by Stipendiary Steward, Mr M R Davidson, against Licensed Jockey (Class A), Mr C W Johnson, alleging that Mr Johnson, as the Rider of TAPPY’S ONE in the race, “permitted his mount to shift outwards when there was insufficient ...

Hearing Date: 20 May 2021

South Canterbury RC 20 May 2021 - R 1 - Chair, Mr R McKenzie

Rule Number(s): 638(1)(d)
Following the running of Race 1, The Sail Sprint 1200m, an Information was filed by Stipendiary Steward, Mr M R Davidson, against Licensed Apprentice Jockey (Class B), Mr K Chowdhoory, alleging that Mr Chowdhoory, as the Rider of TWIN SHOT in the race, “permitted his mount to shift inwards when not sufficiently ...

Hearing Date: 18 May 2021

Adjourned Hearing NZ Metropolitan TC 18 May 2021 - 18 May 2021 (heard 23 May 2021 at Rangiora - Chair, Mr RG McKenzie

Rule Number(s): 869(2) and Whip and Rein Regulations
RACEDAY JUDICIAL COMMITTEE DECISION Informant: Mr P Williams, Stipendiary Steward Respondent: Mr RD Holmes, Licensed Open Driver Information No: A13318 ...

Hearing Date: 18 May 2021

NZ Metropolitan TC 18 May 2021 - R 2 (instigating a protest) - Chair, Mr D Anderson

Rule Number(s): 870(3) and Breaking Horse Regulations
Following the running of Race 2 an Information instigating a protest was filed by Stipendiary Steward, Mr P Williams, against THE MIGHTY MONDO (G Smith), placed 4th by the judge, on the grounds that it “galloped in excess of 150 metres over the early stages”. Rule 870(3) provides: that any horse which ...

Hearing Date: 15 May 2021

R Rotorua 15 May 2021 - R 5 - Chair, Hon J W Gendall QC

Rule Number(s): 638(3)(b)(ii)
Following the running of Race 5, the Sherlock Contracting 1560, Mr Williamson presented an Information charging Ms Thornton with a breach of Rule 638(3)(b)(ii) in that she struck her mount VOLITIVO with the whip in a manner that was excessive in that her whip use was with her arm raised above shoulder ...

Hearing Date: 15 May 2021

Winton HRC 15 May 2021 - R 2 - Chair, Mr N Skelt

Rule Number(s): 869(2)
After the running of Race 2 the Rheem, Peter Cocks for Dairy Cylinders Mobile Pace an Information A13960 was lodged by Stipendiary Steward Miss R Haley, alleging A Milne (Paradise Valley) used his whip free of the rein on several occasions in the run home. Mr Milne admitted the charge and appeared at ...

Hearing Date: 15 May 2021

Winton HRC 15 May 2021 - R 1 - Chair, Mr N Skelt

Rule Number(s): 869(3)(b)
After the running of Race 1 the Buteline NZ LTD Trot an Information A13959 was lodged by Stipendiary Steward Miss R Haley alleging Mr B Norman (Clover Jewel) drove carelessly. The Stewards alleging that racing into the first bend Clover Jewel shifted inwards when insufficiently clear of Tinted Stuart ...

Hearing Date: 15 May 2021

R Rotorua 15 May 2021 - R 6 - Chair, Hon J W Gendall QC

Rule Number(s): 625(1)
Mr N Bishara - Licensed Trainer (VERRY FLASH) - presented runner late to the plate inspection and birdcage.   Penalty - $100 fine

Hearing Date: 15 May 2021

R Rotorua 15 May 2021 - R 5 - Chair, Hon J W Gendall QC

Rule Number(s): 638(3)(b)(ii)
Following the running of Race 5, the Sherlock Contracting 1560, Mr Williamson presented an Information charging Mr Elliott with a breach of Rule 638(3)(b)(ii) in that he struck his mount UCALLEDIT with his whip in a manner that was excessive, in that his whip use was with his arm raised above shoulder ...

Hearing Date: 14 May 2021

NZ Metro TC 14 May 2021 - R 10 (request for a ruling) - Chair, Mr R McKenzie

Rule Number(s): 1104(1)
Following the running of Race 10, Spectators Now Open Sundays! Handicap Trot, an Information requesting a Ruling was filed by Chief Stipendiary Steward, Mr N M Ydgren, “as to whether the race should be declared null and void as a number of runners were affected by the barrier [strand] not clearing the ...

Hearing Date: 14 May 2021

NZ Metro TC 14 May 2021 - R 8 - Chair, Mr R McKenzie

Rule Number(s): 869(2)& Whip and Rein Regulations
Following the running of Race 8, Lone Star Sires’ Stakes Aged Trotters Classic (Listed Race), an Information was filed by Chief Stipendiary Steward, Mr N M Ydgren, against Licensed Junior Driver, Mr B T Hope, alleging that, as the Driver of MIDNIGHT DASH in the race, he “used his whip in a continuous ...

Hearing Date: 14 May 2021

Matamata RC 14 May 2021 - R 2 - Chair, Hon J W Gendall QC

Rule Number(s): 638(3)(b)(ii)
Following the running of Race 2, the Pearson 2000, Mr Jones, Stipendiary Steward presented an Information alleging that Mr C Thornton, Class D Jumps Jockey, breached Rule 638(3)(b)(ii) by using his whip to an extent which was excessive.  Mr Thornton admitted the charge. Mr Jones illustrated from the ...

Hearing Date: 13 May 2021

Auckland TC 13 May 2021 - R 9 (heard 4 June 2021 at Alexandra Park) - Chair, Mr M McKechnie

Rule Number(s): 869(3)(b)
BEFORE A JUDICIAL COMMITTEE OF THE JUDICIAL CONTROL AUTHORITY UNDER THE RACING ACT 2003 IN THE MATTER of New Zealand Rules of Harness Racing RACING INTEGRITY ...

Hearing Date: 13 May 2021

Auckland TC 13 May 2021 - R 9 (heard 4 June 2021 at Alexandra Park - Penalty Decision) - Chair, Mr M McKechnie

Rule Number(s): 869(3)(b)
BEFORE A JUDICIAL COMMITTEE OF THE JUDICIAL CONTROL AUTHORITY UNDER THE RACING ACT 2003 IN THE MATTER of New Zealand Rules of Harness Racing RACING INTEGRITY ...

Hearing Date: 13 May 2021

Wanganui JC 13 May 2021 - R 9 - Chair, Mr B Mainwaring

Rule Number(s): 638(1)(d)
JUDICIAL COMMITTEE RACEDAY DECISION Informant: Mr M Williamson, Stipendiary Steward Respondent: Mr R Elliot, Jockey (Class A) Information No: A14559 Meeting: ...

Hearing Date: 13 May 2021

Wanganui JC 13 May 2021 - R 6 - Chair, Mr B Mainwaring

Rule Number(s): 638(1)(d)
JUDICIAL COMMITTEE RACEDAY DECISION Informant: Mr M Williamson, Stipendiary Steward Respondent: Mr C Johnson, Jockey (Class A) Information No: A14558 Meeting: Wanganui ...

Hearing Date: 12 May 2021

Ashburton RC 12 May 2021 - R 7 - Chair, Mr S Ching

Rule Number(s): 638(1)(d)
Following the running of Race 7, the Heartland Print 1400m, an Information was filed by Stipendiary Steward, Mr M Davidson, against Class B Rider, Mr R Beeharry, alleging careless riding, in that he permitted his mount, CHARLIE BROWN, to shift inwards when not sufficiently clear dictating O’HE’CAN inwards ...

Hearing Date: 9 May 2021

Rangiora HRC 9 May 2021 - R 7 - Chair, Mr D Anderson

Rule Number(s): 869(2)
Following the running of Race 7 an Information was filed by Stipendiary Steward, Mr S Renault, against Licensed Open Driver, Mr L Dobbs, alleging that as the driver of POCKET CALL in the race, “You used your whip with more than a wrist flicking motion”. Mr Dobbs had signed the Information admitting the ...

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