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Other Racing Talk => Jockey => Topic started by: Arsenal on 2019-Apr-24, 09:14 AM

Title: Jockey Weighs in Light
Post by: Arsenal on 2019-Apr-24, 09:14 AM
It's happened again again Beau Appo .08 light on the last winner at Toowoomba penalised 4 weeks and an inquiry to be held as to the circumstances ,,,how is it that a rider weighs in light when the weight is correct when the trainer takes the gear and saddles the horse.

Tuesday 23 April, 2019
Queensland jockey Beau Appo has been suspended for four weeks for weighing in light after a race at Toowoomba, causing the winner to be disqualified.
Appo came back to scale more than half a kilogram underweight after riding the Ben Currie-trained Pieridae to win the final race on Monday.
He was found guilty of a charge relating to the incident and outed from April 30.
Stewards said they were mindful of the seriousness of the breach and the loss of prize money to the owners and the loss of monies invested on the mare.


There was an extensive discussion on this subject on this Forum a few years back here's a refresher on the contributions started by long time forumite Dubbles.


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Title: Jockey Weighs in Light
Post by: Arsenal on 2019-Oct-27, 11:39 AM
QCAT decision

Brief details of the circumstances and the decision hereunder:-

Beau-Dene Appo is a licensed jockey. On 22 April 2019 he rode the winner of the last race at the Toowoomba Turf Club meeting. His mount Peridae was handicapped with the weight of 57 kg. At the conclusion of the race Jockey Appo weighed in at 56.2kg. He was 800 grams light. He was asked whether he was missing any gear and realised he was missing a gel pad which was positioned under his saddle. It weighed approximately 900 grams.

The penalty of suspension for 4 weeks was not unreasonable and in accordance with precedents for this type of offence. Jockey Appo’s period of suspension was stayed by the Tribunal on 3 June 2019 pending a review of the Internal Review decision. The Tribunal is unaware of what period if any of the suspension had been served before the stay was obtained. In the circumstances, the Tribunal returns the matter to the Commission with the direction that it imposes so much of the 4 week period of suspension that has not been served to commence at midnight on Sunday, 1 December 2019.

Another case where the licensee has to serve time after failing at QCAT .

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Title: Jockey Weighs in Light
Post by: Arsenal on 2021-Jun-14, 09:10 PM
Horse disqualified at Warwick Farm: Star jockey weighs in light
Boom apprentice Reece Jones. Boom apprentice Reece Jones.

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By Ray Thomas
03:14pm • 14 June 2021
Boom apprentice Reece Jones has experienced racing’s rollercoaster of emotions over the long weekend when his winning momentum was temporarily halted under unusual circumstances at Warwick Farm on Monday.

Jones rode a four-timer at Royal Randwick last Saturday but was brought back down to earth when he weighed in light after riding first-over-the-line Admit It in the XXXX Handicap (2400m).

But the young apprentice was found to be the innocent party in the Warwick Farm incident with Racing NSW stewards determining it was trainer Graham Brown’s responsibility to ensure Admit It carried the correct weight in the race.

“A lead-bag was left off and the horse weighed in 1.4kg light,’’ revealed Racing NSW chief steward Marc Van Gestel.

Under the circumstances, stewards had no alternative but to disqualify Admit It, one of the favourites for the race at $5.50. The stewards inquiry concluded later in the day and confirmed the fault lay with trainer Brown and he was subsequently fined $5000.

Stewards revised the placings with second-over-the-line Brown Thomas ($12) declared the winner from Kaapfever and Terwilliker.

TAB announced it would pay out on both the disqualified Admit It and Brown Thomas as winners of the race (TAB Fixed Odds only, including Multis).

Jones then put the incident behind him with a clever front-running on hot favourite Kibosh to win the China Horse Club Handicap (1600m) while he also got the Gary Portelli-trained The Empire over the line first.

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