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Orffer Suspended For 14 Days

Has right of appeal against penalty imposed

The National Horseracing Authority confirms that at an Inquiry held in Cape Town on Friday 28 June 2019, Jockey Corne Orffer was charged with a contravention of Rule 62.2.3.

Corne Orffer

As the rider of KINGSTON ROCK, he failed to ride his mount out to the end of the race to the satisfaction of the Stewards, thereby prejudicing his chances of obtaining 3rd place in Race 3 at Kenilworth Racecourse on 18 May 2019.

Mr Orffer pleaded guilty to the charge.

The Inquiry Board found Mr Orffer guilty and imposed a penalty of a suspension from riding in races for a period of 14 days.

Jockey C Orffer has the Right of Appeal against the penalty imposed.

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6 comments on “Orffer Suspended For 14 Days

  1. Ian Jayes says:

    What a joke. They used to get at least three months for this.

  2. Donald says:

    This is a SERIOUS offence if he is guilty ( I have not seen the race ) – three months and 50K fine half of which is suspended should be the minimum !

  3. Brian says:

    I have not seen the race either.

    However, as an Advoate albeit retired, these plea deals sound far too American.

  4. Frankie says:

    Frankie Zackey…thats why this game is so F up no consistency whatsoever they do as they please… they Can thank their lucky star that I’m not part of the board…a good few would be doing garden work for a living

  5. Paul says:

    Records show that the horse finished 4th, 0.05l behind the 3rd finisher: so if by the rider’s own admission it was not ridden out satisfactorily (he plead guilty after all), that very likely had the result of losing 3rd place. Thereby affecting all manner of bets.

    No reasons for the penalty appear to have been provided (mitigating circs – first offence; negligent rather than any direct intent to affect the result; etc). Very difficult then to judge harshness or otherwise of penalty (loss of income for leading rider of 14 days not insubstantial). We need properly motivated reasoning.

    Do agree with Brian though ….

  6. Jedri says:

    Its ridiculous if a jockey admits guilt to this kind off offense he must be banned from racing.Jockeys like this ruin the sport totally

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