Alcohol – Zackey Suspended

He has the right of appeal against the penalty imposed

Craig Zackey (credit JC Photos)

Craig Zackey

The National Horseracing Authority confirms that at an Inquiry held in Johannesburg on 8 June 2016, Jockey C Zackey was charged with a contravention of Rules 77.1.1 and 77.2.1, in that he presented himself to ride at the Turffontein Racecourse on 29 May 2016 whilst having a banned substance, namely alcohol, with a concentration level of 0,030mg which is over the concentration threshold of 0,024mg per 100 millilitres in his breath.

Mr Zackey pleaded guilty to the charge and was found guilty of the charge.

The Board after hearing all the evidence and factors presented during the inquiry by Mr Zackey, as well as what was said in mitigation, ruled that Mr Zackey be suspended from riding in races for a period of thirty (30) days, fifteen (15) days of which is wholly suspended for a period of twelve (12) months on condition that he is not found guilty under these rules during that period.

Mr Zackey has the right of appeal against the penalty imposed.

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