Inquiry – Jockey Wayne Agrella
The National Horseracing Authority confirms that at an Inquiry held in Port Elizabeth on 22 November 2019, Jockey Wayne Agrella was charged with a contravention of Rule 62.2.7, in that as the rider of OPEN FIRE, he failed to ensure that he did not cause interference to other runners at approximately the 1200m in Race 4 at Fairview Racecourse on 15 November 2019.
Jockey Agrella pleaded guilty to the charge and was found guilty of the charge.
After considering the evidence the Inquiry Board imposed a penalty of a suspension from riding in races for a period of seven days.
Jockey Agrella has the Right of Appeal against the penalty imposed.
Inquiry – Jockey Callan Murray
The National Horseracing Authority confirms that at an inquiry held on Saturday 23 November 2019 at Turffontein Racecourse, Jockey Callan Murray was charged with a contravention of Rule 58.10.2 (read with Guideline M on the use of the crop) in that he, as the rider of VEEIPEE CLUB, struck this mare more than 12 times during Race 6 run at the Fairview Racecourse on 21 October 2019.
Jockey Murray pleaded guilty to the charge and was found guilty of the charge.
The Inquiry Board, when determining a suitable penalty, took into account that this was Jockey Murray’s seventh contravention of this Rule, read with this Guideline, in the last five weeks and therefore imposed a penalty of a suspension from riding in races for a period of 7 days.
Jockey Murray waived his Right of Appeal and permission was granted for him to take his suspension from 1 December 2019 to 7 December 2019, both days inclusive.