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Interference – Yeni Suspended

Right of Appeal against finding & the penalty imposed

The National Horseracing Authority confirms that at an inquiry held in Johannesburg on 5 September 2019, Jockey Muzi Yeni was charged with a contravention of Rule 62.2.7.

Muzi Yeni (photo: hamishNIVENPhotography)

Muzi Yeni (photo: hamishNIVENPhotography)

This arose in that as the rider of SNOW IN SEATTLE, he failed to ensure that he did not cause interference to HOT AUGUST in the concluding stages of Race 9 at Turffontein Racecourse on 20 August 2019.

Jockey Yeni pleaded not guilty to the charge but was found guilty of the charge.

The Inquiry Board, after viewing the patrol films of the race, considering all the factors presented by Jockey Yeni and also taking into account his record with regard to this Rule, suspended him from riding in races for a period of ten days.

Jockey Yeni has the Right of Appeal against both the finding and the penalty imposed.

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15 comments on “Interference – Yeni Suspended

  1. SydneyArnold says:

    Musi…because you stood up…..the knives will always be out for you……some things just never change…..

  2. Mike says:

    Muzi all over the show yeni, come on ride properly you call yourself a professional

  3. Shanil says:

    Muzi u s cut above the rest. Exotics will be tougher over this period. You can bring home victory on many an average horse

  4. Sipho says:

    Mike, try riding a mule before you say any thing, horses have a temper especially when whipped to give more, how many horses has Muzi kept on a straight, now 1out of 500 plus is a good professional behavior

  5. Dean says:

    The inconsistency and incompetence of the stipes knows no end. If the interference concerned warrants a 10 day suspension then why was the objection overuled?

  6. Selvie Chetty says:

    Mike muzi doesn’t call himself a professional ..he is good at what he does …U go try and ride like theses jockeys and see how U feel …They choose to do this and risk their lives doing it ….it’s easy for us to point fingers ..but put yourself in their situation ..then U will understand

  7. PL.NEL says:

    Agree Mike.
    His flip flopping, long reigns and high irons regularly results in dangerous racing with the horses backs taking a knock.
    He is a good rider and gets it right more than most,, but there is this dangerous side.

  8. Fred says:

    Muni cost my horse a first place in Kimberly with the same riding but the stipes took no further action because the 3rd horse sneaked through to win and we finished 2nd. He deserves every holiday he gets until he stops that type of riding,period

  9. HORSE BOSS says:

    Getting 10 days for an offence that carries a maximum of 7 days, NHA has had it in for this rider since that interview, where he spoke the the truth….. No consistency from them, where’s the Press release about Lyles suspension???? Saw him ride in HK, even after we were told by NHRA that he won’t ride for first two weeks of Hong Kong season…. Arnold,Vee and your cronies called Stipes stop picking on this fellow….

    You have no idea what we as the public see , I’ve lost confidence in the manner Vee has been running the Authority…

    The truth is the truth….. hate me or love me for asking the relevant questions….

    Running NHRA to suit your own propaganda, you guys should be ashamed of yourselfs.

    Mr Editor, I have asked before but will ask again,where is the Justice?

  10. Caroline says:

    He is becoming a little ‘diva’ he thinks he can get away with everything. He is a ‘scruffy’ rider, bounces around on the horse and his arms are everywhere, you can spot him a mile away. Well done stipes !

  11. Mike says:

    Selvie that’s why I don’t ride he chose that path

  12. Gerald says:

    Caroline i agree 100persent,Mr Yeny is not that bad, infact a very good rider, but this gentleman must grow up. How many incedents he has been involved in lately…….

  13. Cecil Pienaar says:

    Jockeys are definitely Professionals

    Muzi is a KZN boy and a crowd favorite. However there are rules.

    Maybe he should drop the appeals, take the time out. – Come back strong and rested….

  14. Ronnie Ramasamy says:

    These horses are not vehicle. They can be temperal before, during and after the race. So it hard trying to contain them at times.

  15. Adesh rambally says:

    Muzi is our home boy…. like I said previously…. A public racing board needs to be devoped…. maybe it’s time that we a punters take this seriously cos the fairness is just not kind to some people.

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