Fine And Suspension For Richard Fourie

Has the Right of Appeal against penalty

The National Horseracing Authority confirms that at an Inquiry held in Durban on Wednesday 1 May 2024 Jockey Richard Fourie was charged with a contravention of Rule 58.10.2 (read with Guideline M in Appendix E on the use of the crop).

Fourie has the right of appeal against the penalty imposed (Pic – Candiese Lenferna)

The particulars being that he misused his crop by striking Celtic Beauty more than twelve times (13) which was not warranted when considering the circumstances of the race, during Race 6, World Sports Betting Listed Scarlet Lady  at Hollywoodbets Scottsville Racecourse on 14 April 2024.

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

The Inquiry Board, after considering the mitigating factors presented, Richard Fourie’s recent record pertaining to this type of contravention and the status of the race, ruled that he be suspended from riding in races for a period of fourteen (14) days, and a fine of R8 250 (eight thousand, two hundred and fifty rand) was imposed.

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

  • Media release by the NHA on Friday, 03 May 2024.

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