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NHA: Penny Gets 45 Days

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Jarryd Penny – 45 days suspension

The National Horseracing Authority confirms that an inquiry was held at its offices on 16 September 2016, into Jockey Jarryd Penny’s riding of LIVELY DEBATE in the concluding stages of Race 1 run at the Vaal Racecourse on 8 September 2016.

Jockey Penny was charged with a contravention of Rule 62.2.3 in that he failed to ride the horse LIVELY DEBATE out to the end of the race, thereby prejudicing his chances of obtaining first position.

Jockey Penny pleaded not guilty to the charge, but was found guilty of the charge.

The Board, after viewing the patrol films of the race, considering Mr Penny’s record and all other factors presented in mitigation, ruled that Mr Penny be suspended from riding in races for a period of forty-five days.

Jockey Penny has the right of appeal against both the finding and the penalty imposed.

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6 comments on “NHA: Penny Gets 45 Days

  1. bob kistnasamy says:

    I think the sentence is too harsh. If we look at multiple offenders and the sanction imposed, Penny’s punishment does appear quite severe. Whilst severe actions are required to ensure that the horse is given every chance, a balance is needed to distinguish between “of giving the horse a chance” and deliberately holding the horse back. In Penny’s, it would appear that there was an “error of judgement”, (he thought that he had done enough to win the race.

    1. pieta says:

      He blatantly stopped riding the horse….full stop….some of these youngsters should be sent back to the academy to re-do their apprenticeship……
      The older lot, what can I say…..they are so intertwined into big stables and owners and sponsorship ….they commit any offence and it will take months to come to a conclusion ….as we have seen.
      There are rules for some…….

  2. gavin says:

    What about the poor punter if he had backed it!

  3. Leon Smuts says:

    The harsher the penalty the greater a deterrent it will be. Not nice but most definitely necessary where punters an owners money and an industry’s reputation is at stake.

  4. Gavin Langeveldt says:

    There are lots of jockeys not riding out to the finish.
    I witness it every day.
    The stripes need to keep checking.
    If a horse has little chance of earning a stake cheque I notice jocks dropping their hands.

  5. Brian says:

    There is most definitely a case of different strokes for different folks in the application of sentences handed down.

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