The National Horseracing Authority of Southern Africa confirms that at an Inquiry held in Johannesburg on Monday, 29 January 2024, Jockey Gavin Lerena was charged with a contravention of Rule 62.2.7.
The particulars being that whilst riding Eiger Sanction, he failed to ensure that he did not cause interference to Gamer (D Schwarz) at the 250m in Race 1 on 7 January 2024 at Turffontein Racecourse.
Jockey G Lerena pleaded guilty and was found guilty of the charge.
The Inquiry Board, after considering the mitigating factors presented and Jockey Lerena’s riding record, imposed the penalty of a suspension from riding in races for a period of seven (7) days.
Jockey Lerena was given the Right of Appeal against the penalty imposed.
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- Media release by NHA on Monday 29 January 2024