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.