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Winks and Dee suspension's varied
10 Oct 2017 | ThoroughbredNEWS News Desk 
The Victorian Racing Appeals and Disciplinary Board on Tuesday on appeal varied the suspensions from Seymour of James Winks and Michael Dee to nine and six meetings respectively.

James Winks

Heard By: Judge Bowman (Chair)

Appearances: Wade Hadley appeared on behalf of the Racing Victoria stewards.
John Didham appeared on behalf of James Winks.

At Seymour on Sunday 8 October 2017, jockey James Winks was found guilty of a charge of careless riding on his mount Shauquin (NZ) in Race 9 the Seymour Toyota BM6 Handicap (1200m).

The carelessness being near the 200m he permitted his mount to shift out when insufficiently clear of Lycka Till which as a result was tightened and brushed, before being carried out onto the heels of Tax Free and clipping that gelding's heels, blundering and being severely checked.

Mr Winks had his licence to ride in races suspended for a period to commence at midnight on Sunday, 8 October 2017 and to expire at midnight on Thursday, 19 October 2017 - a total of 12 race meetings (2 metro, 10 provincial).

In assessing penalty Stewards deemed the incident to be in the mid-range and took into account his good record.

A Notice of Appeal against conviction and penalty was lodged on Monday, 9 October 2017. A stay of proceedings was not requested.

DECISION: Appeal against conviction dismissed. Appeal against severity of penalty allowed.

Penalty varied so that the period of suspension expires at midnight on Monday, 16 October 2017 (9 race meetings).

Michael Dee

Heard By: Judge Bowman (Chair)

Appearances: Wade Hadley appeared on behalf of the stewards.
Matt Hyland appeared on behalf of Michael Dee.

At Seymour on Sunday 8 October 2017, jockey Michael Dee was found guilty of a charge of careless riding on his mount Night Falls in Race 3 the Jumpabout Bouncers 3yo Maiden Plate (1300m).

The careless riding being approaching the 1000m he permitted his mount to shift in when insufficiently clear of Ghost Doctor resulting in that gelding being checked to avoid the heels of Night Falls. Stewards did acknowledge that Ghost Doctor was overracing.

Mr Dee had his licence to ride in races suspended for a period to commence at midnight on Sunday, 8 October 2017 and to expire at midnight on Sunday, 15 October 2017 - a total of 8 race meetings (1 metro, 7 provincial).

In assessing penalty Stewards deemed the incident to be in the low range and took into account his record and the racing manners of Ghost Doctor.

A Notice of Appeal against the decision and penalty was lodged on Monday, 9 October 2017. A stay of proceedings was not required.

DECISION: Appeal against conviction dismissed. Appeal against severity of penalty allowed.

Penalty varied so that the period of suspension expires at midnight on Friday, 13 October 2017 (6 race meetings).







 
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