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Offline gunbower

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« 2019-Apr-28, 07:37 PM Reply #150 »
To add to his woes he was fined a further $200 for posting material on a social media site, which in the stewards' opinion was obscene or defamatory towards the Racing Queensland Training Department

They must be kidding. How could you possibly defame anything in relation to Queensland Racing ? They are a complete laughing stock to people throughout the nation. Suggest the kid lawyers up and gets this nonsense overturned.

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« 2019-May-02, 06:31 PM Reply #151 »
Ben Allen cops 22-meeting whip ban
 
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5:18pm

Ben Allen has been hit with a 22-meeting suspension for excessive whip use in what stewards at Warrnambool termed a 'line-in-the-sand' moment for the young rider.

The suspension was Allen's 10th whip offence this season and acting chief steward Rob Montgomery said that other sanctions such as fines and short suspensions were not working as a deterrent.


Allen, who was shocked at the suspension, will begin his period on the sidelines from Saturday week.

Montgomery said Allen seemed to be the only rider struggling with the whip rules and that a long suspension might be the answer to curb his excessive use.

Allen was sanctioned after he gained a narrow photo-finish win aboard Akamon where he struck the horse four times more than permitted before the 100-metre mark.

Also joining Allen on the sidelines following the final day of the May Racing Carnival are Jordan Childs, who was suspended for eight meetings on a careless riding charge for causing interference in the straight on Whosyourhousemate while Harry Coffey was given a seven-meeting sanction for causing interference aboard Little Hot Missile at the 800-metre mark of the second race.

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He was shocked maybe he thought he would have been given more time. :o

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« 2019-Jun-23, 02:01 PM Reply #152 »
Jackson Morris a battling jockey who usually rides at the Gold Coast turned up at Randwick yesty for two rides Conquest in R2 and Commander in R7 which won Conquest finished last unfortunately he incurred suspensions for careless riding to be served cumulatively the interference on Commander was approaching the winning post and was ever so slight and made no difference to the result...you see the same thing frequently with no action being taken ..... but according to the stewards it deserved time out.......a very tough decision IMO.

https://racing.racingnsw.com.au/FreeFields/VideoResult.aspx?MeetDate=2019Jun22&VenueCode=MTM2ODY4NA==&RaceNumber=7&MeetingCategory=Professional&VideoFileType=Stewards

Toryjoy – J. Morris (Commander) pleaded guilty to a charge of careless riding under AR131(a) in that, approaching the winning post, he permitted his mount to shift in when insufficiently clear of Toryjoy, which had to be checked and lost its rightful running. J. Morris's licence to ride in races was suspended for a period to commence on Wednesday 10 July 2019 and to expire on Thursday 18 July 2019, on which day he may ride. Stewards ruled that the period of suspension is to be served cumulatively with the penalty imposed in Race 2


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« 2019-Jun-23, 07:24 PM Reply #153 »
Arsenal, Morris has actually been based back in Sydney for quite a while. He has ridden a few winners in the last few weeks  including one for former successful jockey and trainer Kevin Moses. You are right the interference was minimal but Morris is despised by many stewards particularly in Queensland . I was told that by one of the oldest trotting and racing stewards in Queensland who at his advanced years is still on the payroll : God knows why- he has always been useless. Funny how sacked Queensland steward W Birch was on the officiating panel yesterday. Some things do add up.

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« 2019-Jun-26, 12:30 PM Reply #154 »
Thanks gunbower I wasn't aware of his movement interstate except  that he rode a winner I was on saturday at well over the odds Commander.

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« 2019-Sep-11, 07:50 PM Reply #155 »
O'Hara suspended three months
 
Andrew Eddy@fastisheddy
10 September, 2019

A plea from jockey Kathy O'Hara to Racing NSW stewards to allow her to take possibly her final rides in both the Caulfield and Melbourne Cup this spring has been refused with stewards instead suspending her for three months on Tuesday.

O'Hara had been found guilty of illegally using her mobile phone in jockeys' rooms 65 times over the past 12 months.

O'Hara told stewards that as she was now 34 years of age, she feared her chances of again riding in Australia's greatest race might slip her by if she was suspended for a prolonged period and so asked stewards to suspend any potential sentence.

Stewards, however, took a dim view of her repeated transgressions and suspended her until the second week of December.

O'Hara is the rider of the eight-year-old Grey Lion, who is on a Melbourne Cup path after the import recaptured his form in the winter when he won two Stakes races and was runner-up in the Brisbane Cup.

O'Hara rode mare Single Gaze into second place in the 2017 Caulfield Cup before taking the horse into 17th position 17 days later in the Melbourne Cup.

Back in 2016, O'Hara was suspended for two weeks and fined $1000 for using her phone in the jockeys' rooms at Kembla Grange and Warwick Farm.

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« 2019-Sep-11, 08:12 PM Reply #156 »


The sense of 'blind to discretion' could hardly be more clear in this KOH matter.

....... who knows a woman who moves without her phone ............... let us see if the appeal 'men' have any brains.

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« 2019-Sep-11, 08:44 PM Reply #157 »
This is from Fairfax below. She used her phone 65 times so not a one off.

O'Hara to miss spring carnival for using phone in jockeys' room

By Chris Roots
September 10, 2019 — 3.30pm


Kathy O’Hara's Melbourne Cup dreams have been crushed after she was suspended for three months for using her mobile phone in the jockeys' room on 65 occasions between August 2018 and August 2019.
O'Hara's Tuesday started well with an impressive trial from Melbourne Cup-bound Grey Lion at Randwick, but by the end of the day she was faced with the reality of missing the entire spring carnival.

The inquiry was opened when O’Hara’s phone was found in the jockeys' room at Kembla Grange on August 8 with Racing NSW stewards forensically imaging its use over the past 12 months. They found “nothing outside racedays that would arise to any concern” on the phone but found she had continually used it from the track.
Jockeys are not allowed to use their phones during meetings where they are riding.

O'Hara pleaded guilty to two charges regarding phone use, which detailed a Goulburn meeting on April 28 and a Gosford meeting on May 30. Stewards had mapped her phone use against days where she was ridden for the 12-month period in question and found 65 times when she had used the phone for text messages or phone calls from the track.
The majority were to her partner Charlie Duckworth, who holds a foreman’s licence at Chris Waller’s stable. Of the messages and calls, 29 were made to Duckworth, who pleaded guilty to being a party to O’Hara’s offence and was fined $2000.
It completed a day of drama which started with  champion jockey Hugh Bowman falling at Randwick trackwork and breaking a finger. He had surgery on in the afternoon, and will miss at least a week. Bowman hopes to be back to ride Everest hopeful Osborne Bulls in The Shorts and Happy Clapper in the George Main Stakes on September 21.

O’Hara had trialled Grey Lion at Randwick on Tuesday morning with the stayer running into second behind Happy Clapper and told stewards during the inquiry “that he might be my last chance to ride in the [Melbourne] Cup.”
“There is nothing sinister in any of it,” O’Hara told stewards of the calls and texts, to which they agreed.
“It is a weak point for me and I should be better."
She admitted to using the phone regularly during meetings. Stewards reminded O'Hara that she was a senior rider in the female jockeys' room and that it set a bad example for younger jockeys.

O’Hara told the inquiry she will turn 34 next year and asked that stewards consider the time of year when considering their penalty, even asking for a suspended sentence so she could continue her association with Grey Lion in particular.
“I don’t have long left in my career,” she said. “I have the ride on Grey Lion and he could run in the Melbourne Cup and Caulfield Cup this year.”
But her four previous offences for having her phone in the jockeys 'room - the latest a $1000 fine and two-week suspension in 2016 - left stewards with little option but a suspension after she had breached the rule continually over a long period.
O’Hara was shocked by the severity of the three-month suspension and immediately indicated that she would appeal. Duckworth will also appeal his fine.


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« 2019-Sep-11, 09:39 PM Reply #158 »
"She used her phone 65 times so not a one off."


In 13 months,

That's  just over once a week, for Chissakes.

And she cops a three month suspension.

Whatever happened to having the punishment fit the crime?

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« 2019-Sep-11, 10:46 PM Reply #159 »
She is a repeat offender so I get the fact she had to get a stretch. But three months is totally absurd. You don't get that these days if you fail to ride one out. Total nonsense from a Stewards panel who simply seem capable of nitpicking on minor matters only. The big ticket issues such as form reversals etc go totally ignored. This penalty should ; and will be significantly reduced on appeal.

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« 2019-Sep-12, 07:44 AM Reply #160 »
I think it is funny her boyfriend got $2k fine. If her boyfriend did not work in the industry, would he have been fined? I doubt it.

O’Hara should have known better but there are worse crimes in the Racing industry that does not get 3 months.

Grey Lion is $101 with the TAB for both Cups.

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« 2019-Sep-25, 07:57 PM Reply #161 »
O'HARA BAN CUT TO FIVE WEEKS ON APPEAL
Wednesday 25 September, 2019
 
Kathy O'Hara's ban for using her mobile phone during race days was reduced to five weeks on appeal.

Kathy O'Hara has had a three-month ban for using her mobile phone during race days reduced from 13 weeks to five.

At an inquiry earlier in September, O'Hara pleaded guilty to using her phone in the jockeys' room on 65 occasions during a 12-month period.
Riders are not allowed to use their phones during a race meeting.

While Racing NSW stewards found she had used the phone against the rules, an examination of her text messages found they were of a personal nature and raised no integrity concerns.

O'Hara's suspension was reduced at her appeal on Wednesday.

She began serving the ban on September 18 and will be able to ride again on October 23.

O'Hara's partner, Charlie Duckworth, a licensed foreman with the Chris Waller stable, had a $2000 fine reduced to $500.

Duckworth had pleaded guilty to messaging O'Hara and engaging in conversation during a race meeting.

Sam Clipperton also had a partial win with the NSW Appeal Panel, with his one-month suspension on a handling charge reduced to three weeks.

Clipperton was outed for not giving Irish Songs every chance to gain the best possible position in a race on August 17.

Clipperton begins his suspension this week and can return on October 19, the day of the $14 million Everest.

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« 2019-Sep-27, 09:04 AM Reply #162 »
Pending an inquiry QRIC has stood down jockey  Ric McMahon after his urine test raised concerns.

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« 2019-Dec-07, 06:40 PM Reply #163 »


Gettin' Square not a sensible decision with the stewards watching

ADVANCE WARNING – Stood flat-footed at the start at the start and lost considerable ground. Trainer T. Gollan was advised that a warning would be placed on the gelding. Checked severely near the 150m when taken in by ROMAKASH. L. Tilley, the rider of ROMAKASH, pleaded guilty to a charge of careless riding under AR131(a) in that near the 150m he permitted his mount to shift in, causing interference to both ADVANCE WARNING and NORDIC SHOW. Jockey Tilley’s licence to ride in races was suspended for 11 days, commencing midnight Saturday 14 December and expiring midnight Wednesday 25 December 2019.
 

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Stewards inquired into an incident that occurred after the winning post near the crossing where ROMAKASH (L. Tilley) was checked severely when ADVANCE WARNING (N. Keal) shifted in. After taking evidence from both riders and viewing the videos, apprentice Keal pleaded guilty to a charge of improper riding under AR131(a) in that after the finish, when passing the crossing near the 1600m and knowing that ROMAKASH was to his inside, he directed his mount inwards, thereby crowding ROMAKASH, which had to check severely. Apprentice Keal’s licence to ride in races was suspended for one calendar month, commencing at the expiration of an existing period of suspension, being midnight Tuesday 24 December, and expiring midnight Friday 24 January 2020.

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In the heat of the moment intent on gettin' square he deliberately interfered with Tilley which could have caused a serious injury which might have resulted in criminal charges  he now has a month to cool his heels.

If he seeks an Internal review and a stay of proceedings it will be interesting to see if it's granted.


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« 2019-Dec-08, 12:29 PM Reply #164 »
NICK’S NAUGHTY AGAIN
NICK Keal’s successful return after a month off has been shortlived, with a suspension on Friday night at the Sunshine Coast followed by an improper riding charge at Doomben yesterday.

Keal had ridden three winners from his first five rides back from a weight-related suspension before being outed for 10 days on Friday.

Worse was to come yesterday though, as stewards issued him with an improper riding charge after he appeared to steer his mount Advance Warning on to Les Tilley’s Romakash after the winning post of Race 4.

It followed an incident in the straight where Tilley was subsequently suspended for 11 meetings for what stewards deemed “mid to high-range” interference caused to Keal.
Keal pleaded guilty to the improper riding charge.

“He (Tilley) and I have had a couple of run-ins and I’ve just had a brain snap and done something stupid,” he said.

Stewards later issued him with a one-month suspension, meaning he will be out from next Sunday to January 25, pending any appeals.

Keal called on experienced jockey Jim Byrne to represent him during the hearing.

“This sort of incident is hugely frowned upon … but I don’t believe any jockey deliberately sets out to hurt another jockey,” Byrne said.
“Nick is just coming back, he got another suspension (on Friday) and things are snowballing a bit.”

Stewards told Keal the suspension could have been two months or longer, but because of his guilty plea and the fact he is an apprentice, one month was appropriate
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Very fortunate his deliberate act of gettin' square with Tilley didn't result in serious consequences .....as it is the one month suspension is lenient in the extreme.....fancy stewards giving him credit for pleading guilty when he admitted the offence which was caught on the camera ...he could hardly claim it was an unintentional accident.....the penalty discounted from two months or longer is manifestly inadequate...interesting to see if he cops this penalty  or uses the system to appeal.....in which case it could easily backfire.


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