L De Souza – Suspended
STEWARDS’ REPORT – WEDNESDAY, 14 SEPTEMBER 2022
SATURDAY, 10 SEPTEMBER 2022,
SELANGOR TURF CLUB SEPTEMBER MEETING 2022
The Stewards, on 14 September 2022 at the Selangor Turf Club, concluded an inquiry into the riding of BOOM ALMIGHTY in the concluding stages. After taking evidence from Jockey L De Souza and Trainer R Lines, the rider and trainer of BOOM ALMIGHTY respectively, the Stewards found Jockey L De Souza guilty of a charge under 44(10) for failing to ride to the satisfaction of the Stewards. The particulars of the charge being that his riding in the straight on BOOM ALMIGHTY lacked vigour and purpose, and in the opinion of the Stewards, was inconsistent with the riding style he demonstrated in the majority of occasions.
In assessing the penalty, the Stewards took into consideration Jockey L De Souza’s mitigating factors, previous riding record and his submissions on penalty. Further, in considering a condign penalty, the Stewards were conscious of the provisions of MRA Rule 48(4)& (8) related to Jockey L De Souza as the holder of a Visiting Jockey Licence.
He was suspended from riding in races, to be deferred, with effect from 19 September 2022 and to expire on 12 December 2022, both dates inclusive. In addition, he was fined the sum of RM25,000/- and advised of his Right of Appeal (3:15pm).