Ndlovu Cops R6 000 Fine

Highs and lows of being a jockey

Friday was a day of mixed fortunes for East Cape jockey, Charles Ndlovu.

Charles Ndlovu (photo: Pauline Herman)

Charles Ndlovu (photo: Pauline Herman)

While he received a warning and then crossed the line on whip use and was given a hefty fine, he at least closed the Fairview card on a high by winning the last on the Canford Cliffs filly, Can’t Say No for Alan Greeff.

After the fourth race, Ndlovu appeared before the Board and was shown the patrol film pertaining to his crop use on Slainte Mhath in the closing stages.

He was advised that although he was not in contravention of Rule 58.10.2 (Guideline M) in relation to hitting a horse more than 12 times in the entire race, he still has the obligation to allow his mounts time to respond to his crop use and should be mindful of the height of his crop arm and the degree of force that he uses.

Watch the replay here – Ndlovu is in red and blue silks:

In the very next race, he was charged with a contravention of Rule 58.10.2 (read with Guideline M on the use of the crop) in that as the rider of Irontail he misused his crop by striking his mount more than 12 times (14) which was not warranted when considering the circumstances of the race.

Charles Ndlovu signed an admission of guilt and was fined R6 000.

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