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Fortune Gets Fine And A Holiday

Has the right of appeal against both the finding and the penalty imposed

Andrew Fortune – pleaded not guilty

The National Horseracing Authority confirms that at an inquiry held in Johannesburg on 8 March 2017, Jockey Andrew Fortune was charged with a contravention of Rule 58.10.2.

This arose in that he misused his crop by deliberately using it towards and in close proximity to FLIPFLASH, making contact with FLIPFLASH’s head in the concluding stages of Race 4 run at the Turffontein Racecourse on 11 February 2017.

Jockey Fortune 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 Fortune’s record and all other factors presented in mitigation, ruled that Mr Fortune be suspended from riding in races for a period of ten days and that he be fined the sum of R25 000.

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

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2 comments on “Fortune Gets Fine And A Holiday

  1. gavin says:

    shocking decision… a great jock who tried his best get suspened but other jockies who don’t try get away with murder..i saw that race he did nothing wrong

  2. Gavs says:

    There has to be a conspiracy story involved. Andy is obviously not in favour of the stipes. Hitting a horse’s head with a whip is wrong and should be avoided at all costs.To be fine Andy R25 000 is outrageous. I am against animal cruelty. We all should be. Everything gets mixed up and confusing when the price of the safety of an animal is worth more than the price of the safety of a human being. A chap was assaulted on the race course by the CEO of the RA and the CEO was only fined R20 000 with some of it suspended. ???

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