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PE Jock’s 45 Day Suspension

Prejudiced his chance of first place

The National Horseracing Authority confirms that at an inquiry held in Port Elizabeth on 12 January 2021, Jockey Xolane Ndlovu was charged with a contravention of Rule 62.2.3.

Charles Ndlovu (photo: Pauline Herman)

Charles Ndlovu (photo: Pauline Herman)

The particulars being that he failed to ride BROADSIDE out to the end of the race to the satisfaction of the Stipendiary Stewards in Race 5 run at Fairview Racecourse on 1 January 2021, thus prejudicing his chances of obtaining 1st place.

Jockey Ndlovu pleaded not guilty to the charge.

The Inquiry Board found Jockey Ndlovu guilty as charged and imposed a penalty of a suspension from riding in races for a period of forty-five (45) days.

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

  • Media release by NHRA on Tuesday 12 January 2021

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9 comments on “PE Jock’s 45 Day Suspension

  1. Cecil Pienaar says:

    Whattt… No 60k fine ! On a less serious note, Mr Ndlovu, appeal, hopefully same appeal board will hear your case.

  2. PL.NEL says:

    Cost me a treble 22000/40. Cost the owner. As a brood mare this could affect sales. Cost punters and just shines on all jockeys appeal of credibility.
    Yes Cecil , he should appeal,, maybe he forgot he had to win or jeez perhaps it was a cramp you know where, just could be and who could prove that wrong. It certainly will be entertaining, I mean it’s a complete package of entertainment, like that old western,, the good, the bad and the terribly ugly.

  3. bob kistnasamy says:

    It is very difficult to understand, why these youngsters jeopardise opportunities with poor performances in the saddle. With riders confined to one province, the trainers depend on the fringe jockeys to excel. But alas, this does not happen.
    We are also aware of harsher sentences being imposed but this has not been a deterrent to offenders.
    The Stipes should rid these bad apples from the sport and warn them off without the option of returning. An example must be set.

  4. Wayne Jooste says:

    I would love to see a tape of the race….

  5. Peter Joseph says:

    Yes, would really like to see this race.Tried looking it up online..niks.

  6. Anthony says:

    People, punter, critics and owners should understand that a animal will always be an animal. It has it own mind which human determine it’s odds and capabilites. You make a horse favorite at 1/1 and expect it to win. A jockey is there to steer it to win. But one does not know if the horse is prepared to comply or not. Which put the jockey at risk of being in compliance.

  7. Job Zitha says:

    This was one of my trusted jockeys wasn’t he acting on someone ‘s orders ?

  8. Calvin Eugene RENS says:

    Marcus too has failed to boot home favourites at different venues and failed dismally costing those who followed him dearly as a strong driving champ.Would like to see him and others too in the same predicament that this jock finds himself in now. This often happens while it’s this jocks 1st offence. (if I can remember correctly) Sometimes things just don’t work out fair…

  9. Donald Bradshaw says:

    Hi Ed , any chance of S.P. putting up a recording of this race in the interests of transparency ?

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