Gates Appeal Fails

21 Day suspension confirmed

The National Horseracing Authority confirms that an Appeal was heard at its offices in Johannesburg on Monday, 25 March 2024.

Jason Gates – will have to sit out his 21 day suspension (Pic – Candiese Lenferna)

Jockey Jason Gates was charged with a contravention of Rule 62.2.7.

The particulars being that as the rider of Rose Tinted, he failed to ensure that he did not cause substantial interference to Mamaquera (P Mxoli) when he shifted in, in the concluding stages of Race 8 at Turffontein Racecourse on 02 November 2023.

During this incident, Mamaquera clipped the heels of Rose Tinted, was checked severely, stumbled, and dislodged Jockey P Mxoli.

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

The Inquiry Board, after considering the mitigating and aggravating circumstances and the evidence presented, imposed a penalty of a suspension from riding in races for a period of twenty-one (21) days.

The Appeal Board, after having heard the submissions put forward in this matter, both on behalf of the Appellant and on behalf of the Inquiry Board;

1. Confirmed the finding and the penalty with no amendment.


2. The Appeal fee was declared to be forfeited.

  • Media release by the NHA on Tuesday, 26 March 2024.

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