Summerveld Incident – Jockey Fined

Has right of appeal

The National Horseracing Authority confirms that at an inquiry held in Durban on 15 April 2019, Jockey Billy Jacobson was charged with a contravention of Rule 72.1.18.

This arose in that as a licensed jockey, whilst at the Summerveld Training Centre on 28 March 2019, he swore at licensed officials, namely Messrs B Ngcobo, R Jeewanlall, D Anderson and T Nhlapo.

Billy Jacobson

In addition, Jockey Jacobson was charged with a contravention of Rule 72.1.25 in that he behaved in an improper manner by walking towards Mr B Ngcobo, the Starter, in an aggressive manner.

Jockey Jacobson pleaded guilty to the contravention of Rule 72.1.18 and pleaded not guilty to the contravention of Rule 72.1.25.

The Inquiry Board having considered the particulars of these incidents as well as mitigating factors presented, felt that an appropriate penalty is that Jockey Jacobson be fined the sum of R20 000, R10 000 of which is suspended for a period of 2 years on condition that he is not found guilty of a contravention of any of the conduct related Rules during this period.

Jockey Jacobson has the Right of Appeal against the finding and the penalty in respect of the Rule 72.1.25 finding and against the severity of the penalty in respect of the Rule 72.1.18 finding.

  • Press Release published by NHA on 17 April 2019

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