Ramsden Fined

Has right of appeal

The National Horseracing Authority confirms that at an Inquiry held in Durban on Thursday, 25 July 2019, Trainer Mr J Ramsden was charged with a contravention of NHA Rules 72.1.18 and 72.1.26.

Rule 72.1.18 – in that he swore at a licensed official in the saddling area at Greyville Racecourse during the official public gallop of the Vodacom Durban July runners on 27 June 2019.

Trainer Ramsden pleaded guilty to a contravention of Rule 72.1.18


Rule 72.1.26 – in that during live coverage and in a public place, he drew two barrier positions namely 17 and 13 and threw them on the floor at the official Vodacom Durban July function held at Gateway Shopping Centre on 25 June 2019.

Trainer Ramsden pleaded not guilty to a contravention of Rule 72.1.26

The Inquiry Board found Mr Ramsden guilty of both charges and imposed the following penalties;

In respect of charge one (Rule 72.1.18) Trainer Ramsden was fined the sum of R8000 of which R4000 is wholly suspended for a period of twelve months provided that he is not found guilty of contravening similar or related conduct Rules during that period.

In respect of charge two (Rule 72.1.26) Trainer Ramsden was fined the sum of R20 000 which is wholly suspended for twelve months provided that during that period, he is not found guilty of contravening similar or related conduct Rules.

Trainer Ramsden has the Right of Appeal against the penalty in respect of Rule 72.1.18 and against the finding and the penalty in respect of Rule 72.1.26.

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