Crop Excess – Fine And Fourteen Days For Zackey

Has right of appeal against the penalty imposed

Craig Zackey – one smack over limit cost him (Pic – Candiese Lenferna)

The National Horseracing Authority of Southern Africa confirms via a media release that at an Inquiry held in Durban on Wednesday, 12 June 2024, Jockey Craig Zackey was charged with a contravention of Rule 58.10.2, read with Guideline M in Appendix E on the use of the crop. 

The particulars being that he misused his crop by striking At My Command more than twelve times (13) which was not warranted when considering the circumstances of the race, during Race 8, the Gr1 Golden Horse Sprint at Hollywoodbets Scottsville Racecourse on 1 June 2024.

Jockey Zackey pleaded guilty and was found guilty of the charge.

Craig Zackey is high in the saddle on At My Command as he ranges up alongside I Am Giant (Kabelo Matsunyane) – the winner Lucky Lad (Richard Fourie) is far right (Pic – Candiese Lenferna|

The Inquiry Board, after considering the mitigating factors presented, Mr Zackey’s recent record pertaining to this type of contravention and the status of the race, imposed a penalty of a suspension from riding in races for a period of fourteen (14) days, and a fine of R13 000 (thirteen thousand rand).

Jockey Zackey was given the Right of Appeal against the penalty imposed.

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