RACE 3 (R894) CLASS 5 (A) – 1300M (LONG COURSE B)

The Stewards questioned Jockey C Goon, the rider of BIG BUS, regarding his riding over the final stages. Jockey C Goon advised that after missing the start, BIG BUS had commenced to tire and that he had eased the gelding in the final stages, having misjudged the winning post.

Jockey C Goon pleaded guilty to 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 C Goon’s guilty plea, mitigating factors, previous related record and his submissions on penalty. He was suspended from riding in races for a period of two (2) months with effect from 29 July 2019 and to expire on 28 September 2019, both dates inclusive. Acting on the provisions of MRA Rule 48(5), the Stewards deferred the commencement of his suspension. He was advised of his Right of Appeal (5:46pm).