RACE 7 (R1193) STAYER STAKES B – 1800M (LONG COURSE B), SATURDAY, 21 SEPTEMBER 2019, SELANGOR TURF CLUB SEPTEMBER SPECIAL MEETING 2019

The Stewards, on 24 September 2019 at the Selangor Turf Club, concluded inquiries into the riding of TEH TARIK (S Anandan) and ARC CARA (S Muniandy). Evidence was taken from Jockey S Anandan and Trainer SY Lim, the rider and trainer of TEH TARIK respectively, and Jockey S Muniandy and Trainer MW Teh, the rider and trainer of ARC CARA respectively.

Jockey S Muniandy, the rider of ARC CARA, was found guilty of a charge under MRA Rule 44(10) for failing to ride to the satisfaction of the Stewards. The particulars of the charge were that the manner in which he rode ARC CARA, for failing to attempt to settle the gelding in the middle stages when co-leading by a large margin.

In assessing the penalty, the Stewards took into consideration Jockey S Muniandy’s previous riding record and his submissions on penalty. Jockey S Muniandy was suspended from riding in races for a period of one (1) month with effect 30 September 2019 and to expire on 29 October 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 (3:10pm).


Jockey S Anandan, the rider of TEH TARIK, was found guilty of a charge under MRA Rule­­­­­­­­­­­­ 44(9)(b)(iii) for incompetent riding. The particulars of the charge were that he had ridden TEH TARIK vigorously from shortly after the start and continued to ride the gelding when co-leading by a large margin in the middle of the race whereby TEH TARIK had then tired badly.

In assessing the penalty, the Stewards took into consideration Jockey S Anandan’s previous riding record, his submissions on penalty and the penalties imposed under the same Rule. Jockey S Anandan was suspended from riding in races for a period of two (2) months with effect from 30 September 2019 and to expire on 29 November 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 (3:15pm).


Trainer SY Lim, the trainer of TEH TARIK, was fined RM750/- under MRA Rule 35(8) for failing to advise the Stewards regarding the change of tactics of the manner in which TEH TARIK would be ridden.