The National Horseracing Authority confirms that at an Inquiry held in Cape Town on Thursday 8 February 2024, Jockey Keanen Steyn was charged with a contravention of Rule 62.2.7.
The particulars being that whilst riding Beneath The Moon, he failed to ensure that he did not cause interference to runners on his outside when he shifted out between the 250m and the 150m in Race 9 on 16 December 2023 at Hollywoodbets Kenilworth Racecourse.
Jockey Steyn pleaded guilty and was found guilty of the charge.
The Inquiry Board, after considering the mitigating factors presented and Jockey Steyn’s riding record, imposed a penalty of a suspension from riding in races for a period of seven (7) days.
Jockey Steyn was given the Right of Appeal against the penalty imposed.
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- Media release by NHA on Friday 09 February 2024