HEARING OF THE APPEAL OF JOCKEY M.GANEESH AGAINST THE SIX (6) MONTHS’ SUSPENSION AND RM40,000/- FINE IMPOSED BY THE PANEL OF STEWARDS UNDER MRA RULE 44(10) IN CONNECTION WITH HIS RIDING AND HANDLING OF “BABY POLO” IN RACE 7 (R056) CLASS 4 – 1200M(sc) – PRINCE OF LALITA-1959 HANDICAP – PERAK TURF CLUB JANUARY DERBY MEETING 2018

The Appeal Panel heard the above appeal on Thursday, 16th August 2018 in the Perak Turf Club.

After hearing all submissions from Jockey M. Ganeesh, his counsel, his witnesses, the Panel of Stewards and after reviewing various angles of the films of the race and deliberating on the evidence tendered, the Appeal Panel dismissed the appeal and forfeited the deposit.  However, the penalty of six months suspension was reduced to three (3) months suspension and the fine of RM40,000/- remained.  Jockey M Ganeesh’s three months’ suspension will commenced on Thursday, 16th August 2018 and to expire on Saturday, 15th November 2018, both dates inclusive. 

Under the provision of MRA Rule 169, there is no further right of appeal against the decision of the Appeal Panel.