Jockey De Souza & KP Lim
SELANGOR TURF CLUB JANUARY MEETING 2023
SUNDAY, 15 JANUARY 2023
At the conclusion of an inquiry, Jockey L De Souza, the rider of SPEEDY DEMON was found guilty of a charge under MRA Rule 44(6) for failing to ride to the end of the race to the satisfaction of the Stewards.
In assessing the penalty, the Stewards took into consideration Jockey L De Souza’s mitigating factors, previous riding record and his submissions on penalty. He was suspended from riding in races for a period of one (1) month, to be deferred, with effect from 24 January 2023 and to expire on 23 February 2023, both dates inclusive. He was advised of his Right of Appeal (6:11pm).
PENANG JANUARY MEETING 2023
SATURDAY, 14TH JANUARY 2023
Passing the 300M-mark, BEIJING STAR (J Low) was crowded and had to check when RAISE ME UP (KP Lim) was shifting in from the whip. At a subsequent Inquiry, Jockey KP Lim pleaded guilty to a charge of careless riding under MRA Rule 44(9)(a)(ii) and was suspended from riding in races for a period of two (2) race days with effect from Sunday, 15th January 2023 and to expire on Saturday, 11th February 2023, both days inclusive. He was advised of his Right of Appeal (3.05pm).
Prior to the ‘All Clear’ being given, an objection was lodged by Jockey J Low, the rider of BEIJING STAR, placed fourth, against RAISE ME UP (KP Lim), placed third, on the grounds of alleged interference at approximately the 300M-mark. After considering the evidence and viewing the video replay, the Racing Stewards were satisfied that if not for this incident, BEIJING STAR would have finished ahead of RAISE ME UP and as such, upheld the objection and the placings were amended to read:
No. 1 – _BACK TO THE FUTURE (Y Aify)
No. 2 – EL PRIMERO (App R Nuqman)
No. 3 – BEIJING STAR (J Low)
No. 4 – RAISE ME UP (KP Lim)