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Failed To Ride Horse Out – 7 Days Suspension

Jockey van der Hoven has the right of appeal against the penalty imposed

National Horseracing AuthorityThe National Horseracing Authority confirms that at an inquiry held in Johannesburg on Wednesday 18 October 2017, Jockey Heavalon van der Hoven was charged with a contravention of Rule 62.2.3.

This arose in that he failed to ride the horse SPICE QUEEN out to the end of Race 6 run at the Vaal Racecourse on 12 October 2017, thereby prejudicing his chances of obtaining the outright fourth place, instead of dead-heating for this position.

Jockey van der Hoven pleaded guilty to the charge and was found guilty of the charge.

The Inquiry Board imposed a penalty of a suspension from riding in races for a period of 7 days.

Jockey van der Hoven has the right of appeal against the penalty imposed.



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One comment on “Failed To Ride Horse Out – 7 Days Suspension”

  1. Years ago this sort of thing would have been construed as a “no-good” ride and the jockey would probably have got at least a six month suspension. Different folks, different strokes.

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