Jockey Yan & Shanker - Suspended.


05 Aug 2017

RACE 7 (R986)  CLASS 5  – 1000m (sc) – ORCHID HANDICAP

At the conclusion of an Inquiry, Jockey WK Yan, the rider of GREEN TRACER pleaded guilty to a charge for careless riding under MRA Rule 44(9)(a)(ii) in that racing to 800M, he shifted in when insufficiently clear of EXPLOSIVE FORCE, resulting in EXPLOSIVE FORCE being crowded for room and checked, forcing YOU NEVER KNOW (S Anandan) onto the heels of MARINI WALTZ.

When deciding on the penalty, the Panel of Stewards took into consideration his riding record and mitigating factors.  Jockey WK Yan was suspended from riding in races for a period of two (2) Malaysian race days, effective from Sunday, 6th August 2017 and to expire on Saturday, 19th August 2017, both dates inclusive.   He was informed of his Right of Appeal (6.00pm).

 

The Panel of Stewards adjourned an Inquiry into an incident at about the  700M as App M Sathiaa, the rider of CLASSIC KING had left the course.  An Inquiry will be held on a date to be fixed.


APPEAL BY JOCKEY J SHANKAR AGAINST THE SUSPENSION OF THREE (3) MONTHS IMPOSED BY THE STIPENDIARY STEWARDS UNDER MRA RULE 44(10) IN CONNECTION WITH HIS RIDING AND HANDLING OF RACEHORSE “SMOOTHLY” IN RACE 6 (R714), CLASS 4 – 1100M,  ON SATURDAY, 3RD JUNE 2017, 1ST DAY, PENANG TURF CLUB JUNE MEETING 2017

The Penang Turf Club Racing Stewards on Friday, 4th August 2017 heard the above Appeal and heard submissions from Jockey J Shankar and Mr. P Ravee, Counsel representing Jockey J Shankar.  Evidence was also taken from Dr. Khor Li Li, Senior Veterinary Surgeon, PNTC.  

After considering further submissions from Jockey J Shankar, Mr. P Ravee and the Acting Chief Stipendiary Steward and reviewing the video replays, Jockey J Shankar’s Appeal against the 3 months suspension was dismissed.

Furthermore, the Racing Stewards enhanced the penalty to a five (5) months’ suspension with immediate effect from Friday, 4th August 2017 and to expire on Wednesday, 3rd January 2018, both days inclusive.  His deposit was forfeited.

On a separate, additional charge by the Racing Stewards, Jockey J Shankar pleaded guilty to a charge of misconduct towards the Officials during the initial Inquiry and was fined RM2,000/- (Malaysia Ringgit Two Thousand) under MRA Rule 12(2)(f).  


 


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