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Penalties varied for Marshall and Duffy
04 Dec 2017 | ThoroughbredNEWS News Desk 

The Victorian Racing Appeals and Disciplinary Board on Monday dismissed the appeal of jockey Taylor Marshall over his suspension for careless riding at Yarra Valley causing a fall, but allowed his appeal against the severity and varied the suspension.

In a seperate hearing the RAB Board allowed the appeal of Jake Duffy over his fine from Seymour and varied the amount of the fine.

Taylor Marshall

Heard By: Judge Bowman (Chair)
Appearances: Geoff Hausfeld appeared on behalf of the Racing Victoria stewards. Matthew Hyland of the VJA appeared on behalf of Mr Marshall.

At an adjourned stewards' inquiry on 29 November 2017, jockey Taylor Marshall was found guilty of a charge of careless riding on his mount Subutai in Race 3 the bet365 Maiden Plate (1953m) at Yarra Valley on Saturday, 28 October 2017.

The careless riding being that approaching the 400-metre mark, he permitted his mount to shift ground outwards when insufficiently clear of Red Crown, ridden by Arron Lynch, resulting in that horse being tightened for room out onto Castagne, ridden by Sam Payne. As a result of this tightening, Red Crown appeared to clip heels and knuckle badly, resulting in Arron Lynch being dislodged from his mount.

Mr Marshall his licence to ride in races suspended for a period to commence at midnight on Saturday, 2 December 2017 and to expire at midnight on Monday, 25 December 2017 - a total of 26 race meetings.

In assessing penalty stewards took into account Mr Marshall's good record and the fact that the carelessness resulted in a fall to Arron Lynch.

A Notice of Appeal against the decision and severity of the penalty was lodged on Thursday, 30 November 2017. A stay of proceedings was granted effective to midnight Sunday, 3 December 2017.

DECISION: Appeal against decision dismissed.

Appeal against severity of penalty allowed.

Taking into account the stay of proceedings, the penalty is varied so that the period of suspension expires at the conslusion of the day meeting on Friday, 22 December 2017 (22 race meetings).

Jake Duffy

Heard By: Judge Bowman (Chair)
Appearances: Geoff Hausfeld appeared on behalf of the stewards. Des O'Keeffe appeared on behalf of Mr Duffy.

At Seymour on Thursday 16 November 2017, jockey Jake Duffy pleaded guilty to a charge under AR 137(b) in that over the final four strides of the race he failed to ride his mount out to the winning post.

The charge relating to his ride on Arthur Porrit (NZ), fourth place-getter, in Race 1 the Great Northern Maiden Plate (1600m).

Mr Duffy was fined $1,000. In assessing penalty, stewards took into account his guilty plea, record and that his actions may have affected the result.

A Notice of Appeal against the severity of the penalty was lodged on Saturday, 18 November 2017. A stay of proceedings was not requested.

DECISION: Appeal against severity of penalty allowed. Penalty varied to a fine of $750.
 
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