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RAD Board allow Callow appeal and suspend stable employee for three months
16 Mar 2017 | ThoroughbredNEWS News Desk 
The Victorian Racing Appeals and Disciplinary Board (RAD) on Thursday allowed an appeal by jockey Noel Callow over his suspension from Pakenham and varied the suspension period and suspended stable employee Terry McGregor for three months on a charge of physical altercation at Mornington and the Board will hear the charges against Katelyn Mallyon and Dean Holland on Thursday, 23 March.

In the matter of Noel Callow's appeal:

Heard By: Judge Bowman (Chair).

Appearances: Mr Darren Triandafillou appeared on behalf of the Racing Victoria stewards.

Mr Callow appeared on his own behalf.

At Pakenham on Thursday 9 March 2017, jockey Noel Callow was found guilty of a charge of careless riding on his mount Ragazzo Del Corsa in Race 5 the Rotary Foundation Centenary BM64 Handicap (1200m).

The careless riding being that passing the 1000 metres he permitted his mount to shift in when not clear of Junior Burger thereby taking that gelding into the running of Denmix resulting in Denmix being hampered and Junior Burger having to be checked.

Mr Callow had his licence to ride in races suspended for a period to commence at midnight on Monday, 13 March 2017 and to expire at midnight on 24 March 2017 – a total of 15 race meetings.

In assessing penalty the Stewards were of the view that the incident qualified for the high range category of carelessness and took into account his recent record.

A Notice of Appeal against the severity of the penalty was lodged on Saturday, 11 March 2017. A stay of proceedings was not requested.

DECISION: Appeal allowed.

Penalty varied so that the period of suspension expires after the day meeting at Seymour on Thursday, 23 March 2017 (12 race meetings).

In the matter of Terry McGregor:

Panel: Judge Bowman (Chair), Mr Josh Bornstein (Deputy), Mr Shaun Ryan.

Appearances: Mr Daniel Bolkunowicz appeared as counsel for the Racing Victoria stewards. Mr Paul McGuinness appeared as counsel for Mr McGregor.

Charge AR 175(q)

The Principal Racing Authority (or the Stewards exercising powers delegated to them) may penalise: Any person who in their opinion is guilty of any misconduct, improper conduct or unseemly behaviour.
Particulars The charge relates to a physical altercation that took place between Mr McGregor and Assistant Trainer Doug Arnold at the Mornington racecourse on 12 December 2016.

Plea: Not Guilty.

Decision: Mr McGregor convicted and suspended for a period of 3 months, to commence immediately.

In other news the RAD Board will now hear the charges against jockey's Katelyn Mallyon and Dean Holland on Thursday, 23 March 2017.

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