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Muzi Will Have To Wait A Bit Longer

10 March looks a likely return date

South Africa’s highest work-rate rider for many seasons, Muzi Yeni has been kicking his heels for almost three months under a suspension imposed for an in-race incident involving SA Champion, Lyle Hewitson.

Muzi Yeni (photo: hamishNIVENPhotography)

Muzi Yeni (photo: hamishNIVENPhotography)

Now it seems Yeni will have to wait even longer to recommence his career after an NHA Inquiry Review Board confirmed a ten day suspension incurred for an infringement of rule 62.2.7 on 20 August last year at Turffontein.

As the rider of Snow In Seattle,  Yeni failed to ensure that he did not cause interference to Hot August in the concluding stages. He is thus suspended from riding in races for a period of ten days from 29 February 2020 to 9 March 2020, both days inclusive.

Other riders currently indisposed:

Surname Forename Unavailable
Domeyer Aldo 09 Feb 2020 to 18 Feb 2020
Fayd’herbe Bernard 12 Feb 2020 to 18 Feb 2020
Khathi Robert 03 Jan 2020 to 31 Mar 2020
Lerena Gavin 09 Feb 2020 to 15 Feb 2020
Little Chad 27 Sep 2019 to 27 Sep 2024
Murray Callan 09 Feb 2020 to 15 Feb 2020
Schwarz Denis 13 Feb 2020 to 17 Feb 2020
Storey Collen 20 Jan 2020 to 01 Mar 2020
Wright Gareth 30 Jan 2020 to 29 Feb 2020
Yeni Muzi 01 Dec 2019 to 28 Feb 2020
Zackey Craig 10 Feb 2020 to 17 Feb 2020
Dicken Cole 17 Dec 2019 to 14 Mar 2020
Gumede Thabiso 12 Feb 2020 to 29 Feb 2020
Solomons Joshwin 27 Jan 2020 to 16 Feb 2020

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17 comments on “Muzi Will Have To Wait A Bit Longer

  1. Ronny says:

    The NHA have been very busy these past 3 months reviewing every ride of Muzi hoping to find reasons to keep him suspended or even fine him as much as possible…its a damn SHAME

    1. Editor says:

      Ronny, this would have been a finding on the day of the race.
      So the witch hunt implication doesn’t hold much water.

      It’s been in their system and has only just been confirmed by the IRB.

      1. karel says:

        I think Ronny should apologise, what do you think?

        1. Editor says:

          That’s a minimum sanction. But good idea.

  2. Stellio Antonio says:

    The authorities should review the case of Chad Little. Give him another chance please.

  3. Editor says:

    This was reported on the day – the inquiry came later:
    In the concluding stages HOT AUGUST (C Maujean) became unbalanced when bumped by SNOW IN SEATTLE (M Yeni).A race review was called by a member of the Stipendiary Board. After reviewing the patrol film in the company of Trainer D J Nieuwenhuizen and Jockey C Maujean (trainer and rider, respectively, of HOT AUGUST), the Stipendiary Board and connections were of the opinion that the result had not been affected by the incident and therefore took no further action.
    An inquiry will be opened into the reasons why HOT AUGUST (C Maujean) became unbalanced in the concluding stages.

  4. Rian says:

    I Googled IRB, at first wondering why he suddenly chose rugby seeing he seems to always be in the scrum
    The IRB lists South Africa , South African Jockey club then bellow Tba
    But under courses, no mention of any of our lovely courses.
    Just wondering if they know we exist down South or was I on right link

    1. Editor says:

      Inquiry review board 🙂

  5. Rian says:

    Thku ED

  6. Niran says:

    Mr Editor , what about that ride on Curvation by work rider Sam Mosia ?, I don’t know if you can call it a ride , but any news on that? What was the outcome of the investigation if there was one at all ?

    1. Editor says:

      Niran that was at Vaal 9 January where ran second.
      Stipes said: ‘CURVATION (+S Mosia) shifted out away from the crop from the 150m’
      Curvation ran second at Turffontein yesterday.
      No evidence of any investigation found

  7. Niran says:

    Sorry Mr Editor,think we got it mixed up , I am referring to the work rider race that was called a false start and Sam Mosia rode the horse to the finish ,no enquiry/investigation?

    1. Editor says:

      Different horse then
      Will have a look

  8. Niran says:

    It was actually the same horse , 23/01/2020, vaal . Curvation was odds on ,looked a penalty kick , hooter sounded after the start , the flagsman also waved to indicate false start ,but sam mosia on curvation and his “accomplice” on another horse ignored the false start indicators and rode to the finish. Curvation was scratched together with the other horse ,sam mosia is an experienced work rider surely at some point he should have realised something was wrong ,and mind you this happened on a day where every favorite won so there is a rat somewhere for sure and something sinister is prevalent .

    1. Editor says:

      Vaal 23 January 2020
      a) A false start was called when BLOODLINE (+J Gwingwizha) (in stall gate number 1) broke open the front gate shortly before the start was effected. All riders and horses returned to the start, except CURVATION (+S Mosia) and VISIONINTHEMIST (+T Baase). The returned horses were inspected by the Veterinary Surgeon, declared fit to race and reloaded.
      a) CURVATION – bolted (false start) (NHA / 16:14). Immediate re-instatement

  9. Niran says:

    That is absolute horseradish by the NHA , if you look at the way this horse races , and how he switches of in his races it is highly impossible that the horse could have bolted ,it is getting too obvious now.

  10. Gman says:

    Muzi is Back,!!!!!

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