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KZN Jockey Wins – But Loses

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Jockey Serino Moodley produced the ride of the week at Greyville last Wednesday. Misty Heath flyjumped or jumped awkwardly and lost a few lengths.

Yet Moodley never stopped trying and got his mount up to win.

His joy was shortlived though as the Stipes felt he overused his whip in the short straight and he was penalised under Rule 58.10.2 – and suspended from riding in races for a period of seven days from 1 April to 7 April.

Three days prior to this meeting he was fined R1000 on the same contravention.

Jockeys have it tough some days!

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7 comments on “KZN Jockey Wins – But Loses

  1. Shanil says:

    He rode his race for the punter who had bet his hard earned cash on the horse and was about to tear up his ticket after his horse lost ground at the start.

  2. Deena says:

    Damned if he does…..Damned he he doesn’t…….

  3. Deezo says:

    Damned if the word is out that the horse is a certainty. Just the other week Fourie was summoned for not riding the horse ” all out” and the horse duly won the next time out. The stipes have to uphold the rules and it is unfortunate that a horse has to be “wiplashed” to win at all costs.

  4. Nico says:

    Fully agree. Horses can’t be abused just for the sake of a win. That’s animal cruelty. Serino will deliver the bigger priced winners and barely try on the favourites.

  5. It’s joy and then devastation for the punter, who starts celebrating prematurely. Vees

  6. Ashleigh says:

    Rules are rules. They have to be applied equally across the board. Especially the rules regarding whip abuse which are actually a welfare issue. The horse doesn’t know if it won or ran last. It just feels the excessive use of the whip. And if the whip was abused then the jockey must be penalised. And if it also happened 3 days before then he is a repeat offender. Whip use and abuse in horseracing is currently a hot topic internationally. It is one of the most contentious issues in the eyes of the public. Nobody wants to see a horse being whipped excessively to earn people money. Abuse of any kind makes the industry so much less appealing to new customers and we cannot afford that, not matter how padded the whips are.

  7. Sergen govender says:

    Why is it applied on certain individuals. Look at all the races and most jockeys will be guilty

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