Sakayi Weight Issue – Suspended

Has right of appeal against the severity of the penalty

At an Inquiry held in Durban on Thursday, 23 May 2019, Apprentice Jockey Khanya Sakayi and was charged with a contravention of Rule 21.11.

This arose in that as the rider of FINAL ATTEMPT in Race 4 at Greyville Racecourse on 18 May 2019, he weighed in at more than 0.5kg below the weight at which he was declared out, which resulted in FINAL ATTEMPT being disqualified from the Race.

Apprentice Jockey Sakayi pleaded guilty and was found guilty of the charge.

In arriving at a suitable penalty the Board considered all that was stated in mitigation and felt that an appropriate penalty was that Apprentice Jockey Sakayi be suspended from riding in races for a period of 14 days.

Apprentice Jockey Sakayi has the right of appeal against the severity of the penalty imposed.

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