Suspensions & inquiries: February 2011

Jockey Anthony Delpech Suspended

The National Horseracing Authority confirms that Jockey Anthony Delpech was charged with a contravention of Rule 62.2.7, in that as the rider of SUCCESS COUNTS, he failed to ensure that he did not cause interference to other runners at approximately the 1200m mark of Race 7 at the Turffontein Racecourse on 5 February 2011.

Mr Delpech signed an Admission of Guilt and he has been suspended from riding in race meetings for a period of one week from 11 February to 17 February 2011, both days inclusive.

Apprentice Jockey Jassurick Jordaan Suspended

The National Horseracing Authority confirms that Apprentice Jockey Jassurick Jordaan was charged with a contravention of Rule 58.10.2, read with crop use Guidelines, in that when riding GO DIEGO GO (AUS) he used his crop in an unnecessary and excessive manner in Race 9 at the Clairwood Racecourse on 6 February 2011.

Mr Jordaan signed an Admission of Guilt and he has been suspended from riding in race meetings for a period of one week from 9 February to 15 February 2011, both days inclusive.

Inquiry – Apprentice Jockey Keagan de Melo

The National Horseracing Authority confirms that at an inquiry held in Durban on 9 February 2011, Apprentice Jockey Keagan de Melo was charged with a contravention of Rule 62.2.7, in that as the rider of D’ANGELO, he failed to ensure that he did not cause interference to TAMBORELLO (N Roebuck) at approximately the 300 metre mark and thereafter to FANCY SOME FRENCH (AUS) (K Latham) at approximately the 100 metre mark in Race 3 at Clairwood Racecourse on the 27 January 2011.

Mr de Melo pleaded guilty to the charge.

The Inquiry Board found Mr de Melo guilty and imposed a suspension from riding in races for a period of one week.

Mr de Melo has the right of appeal against the penalty imposed.

Jockey Oswald Noach Suspended

The National Horseracing Authority confirms that Jockey Oswald Noach was charged with a contravention of Rule 62.2.7, in that as the rider of HONOUR MY SISTER, he failed to ensure that he did not cause interference to VICTORY GARDEN when he shifted in at approximately the 300m mark of Race 3 at the Kenilworth Racecourse on 9 February 2011.

Mr Noach signed an Admission of Guilt and he has been suspended from riding in race meetings for a period of one week from 10 February to 16 February 2011, both days inclusive.

The National Horseracing Authority confirms that Jockey Karis Teetan was charged with a contravention of Rule 62.2.7, in that as the rider of GRASP YOUR DESTINY, he failed to ensure that he did not cause interference to CROWN HILL when he shifted in at approximately the 150m mark of Race 8 at the Kenilworth Racecourse on 5 February 2011.

Mr Teetan signed an Admission of Guilt and he has been suspended from riding in race meetings for a period of one week from 15 February to 21 February 2011, both days inclusive.

Jockey Stephen Swanepoel Suspended

The National Horseracing Authority confirms that Jockey Stephen Swanepoel was charged with a contravention of Rule 58.10.2, read with Guideline C, in that when riding BUNNYBELL he used his crop in an unnecessary and excessive manner over the final 400 metres of Race 8 at the Vaal  Racecourse on 10 February 2011.

Mr Swanepoel signed an Admission of Guilt and he has been suspended from riding in race meetings for a period of one week from 11 February to 17 February 2011, both days inclusive.

Jockey Donavan Mansour Suspended

The National Horseracing Authority confirms that Jockey Donavan Mansour was charged with a contravention of Rule 62.2.7, in that as the rider of BOLD AL, he failed to ensure that he did not cause interference to other runners shortly before the finish line of Race 7 at the Turffontein Racecourse on 15 February 2011.

Mr Mansour signed an Admission of Guilt and he has been suspended from riding in race meetings for a period of one week from 20 February to 26 February 2011, both days inclusive.

Inquiry – Apprentice Jockey Gerrit Olwagen

The National Horseracing Authority confirms that at an inquiry held in Durban on 16 February 2011, Apprentice Jockey Gerrit Olwagen was charged with a contravention of Rule 72.1.28, in that as the rider of PAGEANT QUEEN, he was negligent in weighing in 0.6kg’s below the weight at which he was declared out, which led to PAGEANT QUEEN being disqualified in Race 1 at Clairwood Racecourse on 8 February 2011

Mr Olwagen pleaded not guilty to the charge.

The Inquiry Board found Mr Olwagen guilty and imposed a suspension from riding in races for a period of four weeks, of which two weeks is suspended for a period of two years, on condition that Mr Olwagen is not found guilty of a contravention of Rule 72.1.28 during that period.

Mr Olwagen has the right of appeal against both the finding and the penalty imposed.

Jockey Brian Nyawo Suspended

The National Horseracing Authority confirms that Jockey Brian Nyawo was charged with a contravention of Rule 62.2.7, in that as the rider of MARY HINGE, he failed to ensure that he did not cause interference to MISS MADDIE (IRE) when he shifted out at about the 400 metre mark of Race 8 at the Durbanville Racecourse on 16 February 2011.

Mr Nyawo signed an Admission of Guilt and he has been suspended from riding in race meetings for a period of one week from 17 February to 23 February 2011, both days inclusive.

Jockey Simanga Khumalo Suspended

The National Horseracing Authority confirms that Jockey Simanga Khumalo was charged with a contravention of Rule 58.10.2 read with Guideline C, in that when riding CALPURNIUS he used his crop in an unnecessary and excessive manner over the final 400 metres of Race 6 at the Turffontein Racecourse on 9 February 2011.

Mr Khumalo signed an Admission of Guilt and he has been suspended from riding in race meetings for a period of one week from 19 February to 23 February 2011, both days inclusive.

Jockey Andrew Fortune Suspended

The National Horseracing Authority confirms that Jockey Andrew Fortune was charged with a contravention of Rule 62.2.7, in that as the rider of LAKE ARTHUR, he failed to ensure that he did not cause interference to GARETH GREY when he shifted in when insufficiently clear at about the 200 metre mark of Race 8 at the Kenilworth Racecourse on 12 February 2011.

Mr Fortune signed an Admission of Guilt and he has been suspended from riding in race meetings for a period of one week from 27 February to 5 March 2011, both days inclusive.

Apprentice Jockey Grant Van Niekerk Suspended

The National Horseracing Authority confirms that Apprentice Jockey Grant Van Niekerk was charged with a contravention of Rule 58.10.2 read with Guideline M, in that when riding CHOSEN KID he used his crop in an unnecessary and excessive manner in the closing stages of Race 3 at the Durbanville Racecourse on 16 February 2011.

Mr Van Niekerk signed an Admission of Guilt and he has been suspended from riding in race meetings for a period of one week from 24 February to 2 March 2011, both days inclusive.

Jockey Stuart Randolph Suspended

The National Horseracing Authority confirms that Jockey Stuart Randolph  was charged with a contravention of Rule 62.2.7, in that as the rider of KING WILLIAM, he failed to ensure that he did not cause interference to SMOKIN’ HOT at about the 250 metre mark of Race 7 at the Scottsville Racecourse on 20 February 2011.

Mr Randolph signed an Admission of Guilt and he has been suspended from riding in race meetings for a period of one week from 28 February to 6 March 2011, both days inclusive.

Inquiry – Apprentice Jockey Tshepiso Matsoele

The National Horseracing Authority confirms that at an inquiry held in Durban on 21 February 2011, Apprentice Jockey Tshepiso Matsoele was charged with a contravention of  Rule 62.2.7, in that as the rider of DANCE WITH RYAN, he failed to ensure that he did not cause interference to the horse CHEET EM ALL by shifting inwards at approximately the 300 metre mark, resulting in CHEET EM ALL becoming cramped for galloping room and unbalanced,  resulting in Apprentice Jockey Mgudlwa being dislodged in Race 5 at the Scottsville Racecourse on 15 February 2011.

Mr Matsoele pleaded not guilty to the charge.

The Inquiry Board found Mr Matsoele guilty and imposed a penalty of a suspension from riding in races for a period of one week.

Mr Matsoele has the right of appeal against both the finding and the penalty imposed.

Inquiry – Apprentice Jockey Stallone Naidoo

The National Horseracing Authority confirms that at an inquiry held in Durban on 21 February 2011, Apprentice Jockey Stallone Naidoo was charged with a contravention of Rule 62.2.7 in that as the rider of FROM THE FRONTIER, he failed to ensure that he did not cause interference to other runners by shifting ground at approximately the 150 metre mark in Race 5 at the Scottsville Racecourse on 15 February 2011.

Mr Naidoo pleaded guilty to the charge.

The Inquiry Board found Mr Naidoo guilty and imposed a penalty of a suspension from riding in races for a period of one week.

Mr Naidoo has the right of appeal against both the finding and the penalty imposed.

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