The National Horseracing Authority confirms that at an inquiry held in the Stipendiary Stewards Boardroom at the Vaal Racecourse on 28 November 2019, Jockey Callan Murray was charged with a contravention of Rule 58.10.2 (read with Guideline M on the use of the crop).
This arose in that he struck the horse WAQAAS (AUS) more than twelve times in the entire race, in Race 5 at Turffontein Racecourse on 7 November 2019.
Jockey Murray pleaded guilty to the charge and was found guilty of the charge.
The Inquiry Board, after viewing the patrol films of the race, considering Mr Murray’s record and all other factors presented in mitigation and aggravation, ruled that Mr Murray be suspended from riding in races for a period of seven days.
Jockey Murray has the Right of Appeal against the penalty imposed.