Marwing – July Sequel

Post July Fracas - Trainer found guilty

National Horseracing Authority

NHA

The National Horseracing Authority confirms that an inquiry was held at its offices at Turffontein Racecourse on Friday 22 August 2014.

Mr Marwing was charged with a contravention of Rule 72.1.18 in that at Greyville Racecourse after the running of the 7th race on 5 July 2014 (the Vodacom Durban July) and after the result of the objection had been announced inter alia he entered the Boardroom and shouted at those persons present. In so doing he abused, swore at, intimidated and threatened those present, including licensed officials of The National Horseracing Authority.

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

The Board took into account the extenuating/mitigating circumstances which Mr Marwing presented i.e. his emotional and stressed state and the fact that he was distraught. The Board also took account that Mr Marwing had apologised and was remorseful.

The penalty the Board imposed is a fine of R10 000,00 of which R5 000,00 is suspended on condition that Mr Marwing is not found guilty of a similar offence in the next three years calculated from 22 August 2014.

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

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