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Abusive & Initimidatory Behaviour – Trainer Fined

Has the Right of Appeal against the penalty imposed

The National Horseracing Authority confirms that at an inquiry held in Johannesburg on 7 February 2020, Trainer Grant J Maroun was charged with a contravention of Rule 72.1.18 in that he addressed the Senior Handicapper of the NHA in an abusive and intimidatory manner on 29 October 2019.

Mr Maroun pleaded guilty to the charge.

The Inquiry Board found Mr Maroun guilty of the charge and imposed a penalty of a fine of R10 000-00, of which R5 000-00 is wholly suspended for a period of twenty-four (24) months, provided that during the period of suspension he is not found guilty of a contravention of Rule 72.1.18.

Mr Maroun has the Right of Appeal against the penalty imposed

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5 comments on “Abusive & Initimidatory Behaviour – Trainer Fined


    I would like to take this opportunity in wishing one and all a feel good & joyous week, including all racing administrators & officials that are killing the sport, even though they feel & belief exactly the opposite.

    I would also like to extend my wishes to One World, the 9th or 10th best-rated horse of all time by the NHA.

    Shame, it’s not his fault that he is the target of victimization by meritocracy.

    1. karel says:

      William, what is the rating of the likely favourite for the Grand National?

  2. Steve Reid says:

    I think you misunderstand William. Its a matter of time before slippage raises its head again seeing that we already have horses getting dropped 10 points in a single run. Perhaps the next move will be proper and the entire horse population gets lifted by 20 points? The result will be that we will have the highest rates horses of all time. Genius by the NHA.


    Good afternoon Steve, No I don’t misunderstand.

  4. Gordy says:

    I went onto the NHRA website and was looking at its rules and constitution to see what penalties could be imposed by an inquiry board.
    I think that I could have missed something.
    The rules and the constitution allow the inquiry board to impose a fine. They do not allow for a fine to be suspended.
    Suspensions are allowed but the suspensions do not relate to fines.
    Please can the editor find out from the NHRA which rule and clause of the constitution allows an inquiry board to suspend a fine that is imposed.

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