Two Offences: Owner Fined By NHA

Has right of appeal against penalties imposed

National Horseracing AuthorityThe National Horseracing Authority confirms that at an Inquiry held in Johannesburg on Wednesday, 3 July 2019, owner Mr Arrie van Schalkwyk was charged with a contravention of NHA Rules 72.1.24 and 72.1.18.

The particulars being:

In that he participated as an owner, in a racemeeting on 27 April 2019, which was not authorised by the National Board, in contravention of Rule 72.1.24.

Mr van Schalkwyk pleaded guilty to the charge.

And : –

In that during a stable inspection on his farm on 2 May 2019, he swore at and intimidated two licensed officials, which prevented them from carrying out their duties in contravention of Rule 72.1.18.

Mr van Schalkwyk pleaded guilty to the charge.

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

In respect of charge one (Rule 72.1.24) Mr van Schalkwyk was fined the sum of R20 000.

In respect of charge two (Rule 72.1.18) Mr van Schalkwyk was fined the sum of R20 000 of which R10 000 is wholly suspended for one year

provided that during that period, he is not found guilty of a contravention of Rule 72.1.18.

Mr van Schalkwyk has the Right of Appeal against the penalties imposed.

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