The National Horseracing Authority of Southern Africa confirms that at an Inquiry held in Cape Town on Tuesday 30 January 2024, Jockey Gareth Wright was charged with a contravention of Rule 62.2.7.
The particulars being that as the rider of Sugar Mountain, he failed to ensure that he did not cause interference to Nebraas and was a partial source of interference to Senso Unico from the 200m in Race 7 at Hollywoodbets Kenilworth Racecourse on 16 December 2023.
Jockey Wright pleaded not guilty but was found guilty of the charge.
The Inquiry Board, after considering the mitigating factors presented and Jockey Wright’s riding record, imposed a penalty of a suspension from riding in races for a period of ten (10) days.
Jockey Wright was given the Right of Appeal against both the finding and the penalty imposed.
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- Media release by NHA on Tuesday 30 January 2024