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Interference – Fayd’herbe Suspended

Has right of Appeal against finding and the penalty

The National Horseracing Authority confirms that at an inquiry held in Cape Town on 17 June 2019, Jockey Bernard Fayd’Herbe was charged with a contravention of Rule 62.2.7.

Bernard Fayd'herbe

Bernard Fayd’herbe – suspended

This arose in that as the rider of HURRICANE SILVA, he caused interference to SPIRIT FESTIVAL, when he shifted in at about the 100m in Race 8 at Kenilworth Racecourse on 8 June 2019.

Jockey Fayd’Herbe pleaded not guilty to the charge.

The Inquiry Board found Jockey Fayd’Herbe guilty and imposed a penalty of a suspension from riding in races for a period of 7 days.

Jockey Fayd’Herbe has the Right of Appeal against both the finding and the penalty.

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4 comments on “Interference – Fayd’herbe Suspended

  1. George says:

    Then why was no objection called in the race if he caused interference to the 2nd place runner? But then he gets a suspension

    1. Editor says:

      From the stipes report:
      SPIRIT FESTIVAL (R Khathi) was tightened on the inside running rail for a number of strides and was forced to ease when HURRICANE SILVA (B Fayd’Herbe) shifted in at the 150m. Jockey R Khathi called for a race review and after reviewing the patrol films he took no further action. Jockey B Fayd’Herbe appeared before the Board regarding this incident. An Inquiry will be opened.

  2. Brian says:

    Exactly, many suspensions for interference. Is why was nothing done on course and why was the jockey not advised properly.

    If it was good enough for a suspension the result should have been overturned there and then

    Another instance where punters get stiffed again

  3. Bob Kistnasamy says:

    I backed the second horse and was quite exasperated when no objection was lodged.

    From the head-on, there was clear interference. Well what else is new in the sport of kings in SA.

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