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PE Jock Questions Report Accuracy

Semantics - but words can be damaging

Jockey Wayne Agrella  took a swipe in the post-race interview after the first at Fairview on Friday,  after appearing to be the victim of a lack of accuracy or muddled semantics on the part of the Stipes.

Wayne Agrella

Agrella had just steered Press Release to victory for Yvette Bremner.

He had ridden the Crusade filly at her previous start on 1 February when she had finished a 7,70 length fifth on the Fairview turf.

That was her first start in over 6 months and she had hung both ways.

“The Computaform states in the comments after that last run that the jockey had been warned. I know nothing about being warned and was almost taken off by the owners after they saw that.”

It appears that the Stipes had merely questioned Agrella.

The Computaform’s comment of ‘jockey warned’ may not be an accurate reflection of what actually happened – but was it a misrepresentation by the Stipes of what actually happened in the boardroom?

The official report states:

PRESS RELEASE (W Agrella) was hanging both ways throughout and in view of the performance of this filly (distance 7.70   –   betting 5/1) the Course Veterinary Surgeon was requested to examine.

Jockey W Agrella (PRESS RELEASE) was brought before the Board and shown the patrol film of the race and was advised to ride his mount out to the end of the race in future.

So was he questioned about the ride?

Was he advised what to do in future?

Or was he warned?

The Sporting Post has requested a comment from the National Horseracing Authority.

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11 comments on “PE Jock Questions Report Accuracy

  1. Steve Reid says:

    Who are the stipes at Fairview these days? There is only one constant, that being Ms Keevy. The make up comes from other provinces on a weekly basis. What has happened to the infamous Thulani Khanyile, he of the infamous Querari Viking vs Nordic Storm objection abomination. Wasn’t he promoted to chief stipe Eastern Cape for those efforts? And what has happened to the enfant terrible Deanthan Moodley who had the temerity to challenge the change agent and was sent to these lovely backwaters as reward? In this refreshing age of bromance between the SP and the NHA, perhaps the question should be asked where these gentlemen are.

    I cannot believe the reasons that I have been given for their absence – let’s get it from the NHA, somehow there does not appear to be a press release in this regard. I also do not have to remind Vee that their absence from duty is playing havoc with his BEE numbers.

    1. Editor says:

      Ms Keevy on way to Mauritius
      We are unaware of whereabouts of other officials mentioned, Steve

  2. Carl Hewitson says:

    Press release had her first run back after a injury indused holiday over 1200m which was clearly too far for her and had run well up to the 1000m mark, and previous form will show this would appear to be her best trip. the reason for the 1200m run was there were no 1000m maidens.

  3. Ashleigh says:

    Shouldn’t we be asking who writes the comments for Computaform?

    1. Editor says:

      The Stipes report was correct and the comments in the Computaform are captured by their Staff and not the NHA.

      Kind regards,
      Arnold Hyde
      NHA Racing Control Executive

  4. Steve Reid says:

    i see that Deanthan Moodley was raceday Chairman in PE today after an absence of months.

    Sanity prevailed.

  5. Ashleigh says:

    So who does write the comments in the Computaform? Do we know yet?

  6. Ian Jayes says:

    This looks like a matter of semantics and also a storm in a teacup.

  7. The Dark Duke says:

    Mr Jayes with respect I disagree. Imagine a sample was taken from one of your horses following a win. Imagine the Computaform issues a comment “horse tested for potential illegal substances”. Nothing wrong with the statement it is accurate but in reality it casts dispersion upon yourself. Would you be happy with that scenario?

  8. Ian Jayes says:

    Not at all Dark Duke, every winner should be tested and saying that a sample was taken for testing does not cast aspersions on the trainer.

  9. espresso says:

    Ashleigh why you pushing the age old narrative when you know very well it is Germaine Maharaj

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