Unprofessional Conduct – Fourie Suspended

Has the right of appeal

The National Horseracing Authority confirms that at an Inquiry held in Port Elizabeth on 20 December 2019, Jockey Richard Fourie was charged with a contravention of Rule 58.10.2 (read with Guideline M).

Richard Fourie – suspended (Pic – Chase Liebenberg)

This arose in that he struck the horse OVER COUNT more than 12 times in the entire race, in Race 2 at Fairview Racecourse on 27 October 2019.

Jockey Fourie pleaded guilty to the charge and was found guilty of the charge.

He was also charged with a contravention of Rule 72.1.40, read in conjunction with Rule 72.1.42.

The particulars being that he conducted himself in an unbecoming and unprofessional manner in the Stipendiary Stewards Boardroom and then dismissed himself without leave to do so at Fairview Racecourse on 27 October 2019.

Jockey Fourie pleaded not guilty to the charge, but after consideration of all the relevant evidence, he was found guilty as charged.

The Inquiry Board, after considering all the evidence, Mr Fourie’s record and all other pertinent factors, ruled that Mr Fourie be (A) fined R1000 in relation to the Rule 58 contravention and (B) be suspended from riding in races for a period of fourteen (14) days in relation to the Rule 72 contravention.

Jockey Fourie was afforded the Right of Appeal against the penalty imposed in relation to the contravention of Rule 58.10.2 and the right of appeal against the finding and penalty in relation to the contravention of Rules 72.1.40 and 72.1.42.

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