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Ownership Infringement – Hill Fined

Has the right of appeal against the penalty imposed

The National Horseracing Authority confirms that at an Inquiry held in Durban on 13 June 2019, Mr R A Hill was charged with a contravention of Rule 34.1.

Trainer Robbie Hill at his recent Gr1 Empress Club Stakes presentation with HSH Princess Charlene of Monaco (Pic – JC Photos)

This arose in that as the trainer of the horse VAR’S DREAM, he started it in the first race at Scottsville Racecourse on 13 June 2015 when this horse was not registered in the name of its lawful Owner, namely Mrs T Morgan.

Mr Hill pleaded guilty to the charge.

The Inquiry Board found Mr Hill guilty and imposed a fine of R5 000, which is wholly suspended for a period of two years on condition that Mr Hill is not found guilty of any of the Rules pertaining to the registration and/or ownership of horses.

Mr Hill has the right of appeal against the penalty imposed.

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4 comments on “Ownership Infringement – Hill Fined

  1. Ian Jayes says:

    This seems rather harsh as they appear to be applying the Rule rather selectively. Many racemeetings go by where horses win in the colours and ownership of one person and the “partners” are congratulated and thanked. Surely the Rules must apply to all.

  2. Barry Dunnett says:

    Four years to finalise the enquiry?

    1. Editor says:

      Possibly only came to light following a complaint down the line

  3. Brian says:

    This is not recorded as a criminal offence so, I believe the offence has prescribed.

    Oh, I’d forgotten. NHA need cash

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