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Racing NSW appeals updates

Racing NSW appeals updates:

Sam Clipperton

Licensed Jockey Sam Clipperton has lodged an Appeal against conviction and penalty after being found guilty by the Stewards under AR129(2) after his ride on Irish Songs in Race 3 (The Everest Carnival Handicap, 1100m) at the Kensington Track on Saturday, 17th August 2019. Following a Stewards Inquiry conducted on Wednesday, 4 September Mr Clipperton was suspended for a period of 1 month commencing Thursday, 12 September 2019 and to expire on Saturday, 12 October 2019 on which day he may ride. On application of the Appellant, which was not opposed by the Stewards, the Principal Member granted a Stay of Proceedings. This Appeal is set to be heard on Wednesday, 25 September 2019 commencing at 9am.

Kathy O’Hara

Licensed Jockey Kathy O’Hara has lodged an Appeal against penalty after pleading guilty to a charge under AR218(4)(c) after she was found being in the possession of and using her mobile telephone whilst in the jockey’s room. Following a Stewards Inquiry conducted on Tuesday, 10 September 2019, Ms O’Hara was suspended for a 3 month period commencing on Friday, 20 September 2019 and to expire on Friday, 20 December 2019, on which day she may ride. This Appeal is set to be heard on Wednesday, 25 September 2019 commencing at midday.

Charlie Duckworth

Licensed Foreperson Charlie Duckworth has lodged an Appeal after pleading guilty to a charge under AR227 in that he was a party to licensed jockey Ms Kathy O’Hara breaching AR218(4)(c) at 29 race meetings when Ms O’Hara was present in the jockey’s room by engaging in telephone communication with Ms O’Hara. Following a Stewards inquiry conducted on Tuesday, 10 September Mr Duckworth was fined $2000. This Appeal is set to be heard on Wednesday, 25 September 2019 commencing at 2pm

Rebeka Prest

Licensed Apprentice Jockey has lodged an Appeal against conviction and penalty after being found guilty by the Stewards under AR129(2) after her ride on Cosmo Star in Race 4 (Benchmark 50 Handicap, 1400m) at Gundagai-Adelong Racing Club on Saturday, 29 June 2019. Following a Stewards inquiry on Wednesday, 10 July 2019 Ms Prest was suspended for a period of 5 weeks to commence Saturday, 20 July and to expire on Saturday, 24 August 2019. On application of the Appellant, which was not opposed by the Stewards, the Principal Member granted a Stay of Proceedings. This Appeal is set to be heard on Thursday, 26 September 2019 commencing at 10am.

Tim Martin

Licensed Trainer Tim Martin has lodged an Appeal against penalty after pleading guilty to a charge under AR229(1)(a) of engaging in an improper action. Following a Stewards inquiry on Friday, 9 August 2019 Mr Martin was disqualified for a 6 month period to commence on immediately and expire on 9 February 2020. On application of the Appellant, which was not opposed by the Stewards, the Principal Member granted a Stay of Proceedings. This Appeal is set to be heard on Thursday, 26 September 2019 commencing at 2pm.

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