Gates Gets 10 Days For Interference

Has right of appeal against the penalty imposed

The National Horseracing Authority confirms that at an inquiry held in Johannesburg, on 5 April 2024, Jockey Jason Gates was charged with a contravention of Rule 62.2.7.

Jason Gates has been suspended from riding for a period of 10 days (Pic – Candiese Lenferna)

The particulars being that he, whilst riding Mandalay, failed to ensure that he did not cause interference to Cerulean Dancer (Muzi Yeni) at the 350m marker in Race 9 at the Vaal Racecourse on 19 March 2024.

Jockey Gates pleaded not guilty but was found guilty of the charge.

The Inquiry Board, after considering the mitigating factors presented and Jockey Gates’ record regarding causing interference in races, imposed a penalty of a suspension from riding in races for a period of ten (10) days.

Jockey Gates was given the Right of Appeal against both the finding and the penalty imposed.

  • Media release by the NHA on Monday, 08 April 2024.

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