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Unprofessional Ride – Fortune Fined

Has the right of appeal against the penalty imposed.

Andrew Fortune (photo: Coastal Photos)

Andrew Fortune (photo: Coastal Photos)

The National Horseracing Authority confirms that at an inquiry held in Johannesburg on 2 November 2016, Jockey Andrew Fortune was charged with a contravention of Rule 62.2.2, in that whilst riding PIVOTAL PURSUIT, in Race 7 run at the Vaal Racecourse on 1 October 2016, he rode in an unprofessional manner by pushing Jockey M van Rensburg, the rider of KINGS ARCHER, when they were racing next to each other at the 200m.

 Jockey Fortune pleaded guilty to the charge and was found guilty of the charge.

 The Board imposed a penalty of a fine of R7 500-00.

 Jockey Fortune has the right of appeal against the penalty imposed.

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1 comment on “Unprofessional Ride – Fortune Fined

  1. mabaker says:

    One cannot condone Mr Fortune’s transgression but I must applaud his dedication and determination to win the race. In the past jockeys were less harshly treated for NOT doing their best to win. A rather draconian fine I would say, it is not as though he had punched Marco, but I suppose punching is allowed at the races.

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