App. Zaimuddin - Suspended

01 Oct 2017

RACE 5 (R1197) CLASS 5 – 1600M, SATURDAY, 23RD SEPTEMBER 2017,


At the conclusion of an Inquiry today (30th September 2017) at the Penang Turf Club into the riding and handling of WINNING STAR in the above race, further evidence was taken from App A Zaimuddin in the presence of his Acting Master, Trainer J Tan, Trainer M Sukri, the rider and trainer of WINNING STAR respectively.  App A Zaimuddin was assisted by Ms. Mok Cheng Yoon, a certified High Court Interpreter.

App A Zaimuddin pleaded guilty to a charge under MRA Rule 44(10) for failing to ride to the satisfaction of the Stewards. The particulars of the charge were that:

(1)   From the 600M to the 350M, he failed to improve his position behind the leaders (GOOD CODE and KING SAVINSKY) when there was an opportunity to do so;

(2)   From the 300M to the finish, he failed to ride WINNING STAR with sufficient vigour and determination.

When deciding on the penalty, the Stewards took into account his guilty plea, the facts of this case, App A Zaimuddin’s points of mitigation and his riding record.  App A Zaimuddin was suspended from riding in races for a period of four (4) months with effect from Monday, 2nd October 2017  and to expire on Thurday, 1st February 2018, both days inclusive. In addition, he was fined the sum of  RM10,000/- (Malaysian Ringgit Ten Thousand).  He was advised of his Right of Appeal (1.05pm).


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