RACE 6 (R836) CLASS 3 – 1200M (SHORT COURSE A), SATURDAY, 6 JULY 2019, SELANGOR TURF CLUB JULY MEETING 2019

The Stewards, on 9 July 2019 at the Selangor Turf Club, concluded an inquiry into the running and handling of SUPER MARIO. Further evidence was taken from Jockey SU Lim and Trainer SY Lim, the rider and trainer of SUPER MARIO respectively. The Stewards also took evidence from Dr Shri Kanth, Senior Veterinary Surgeon of SLTC.

Jockey SU Lim, the rider of SUPER MARIO, was found guilty to a charge under MRA Rule 44(10) for failing to ride to the satisfaction of the Stewards. The particulars of the charge were that:

  1. He failed to take a gap when it presented itself at about the 350M when he was in a position and able to do so; and
  2. Over the final 250M, his whip use and vigour in the absence of his whip use, was not sufficient and failed to satisfy the Stewards.

In assessing the penalty, the Stewards took into consideration Jockey SU Lim’s mitigating factors, previous riding record and his submissions on penalty. Jockey SU Lim was suspended from riding in races for a period of one (1) month with effect from 21 July 2019 and to expire on 20 August 2019, both dates inclusive, to be served consecutively with his current suspension which ends on 20 July 2019. He was advised of his Right of Appeal (3pm).


 

RACE 7 (R837) CLASS 4 (B) – 1400M (SHORT COURSE A), SATURDAY, 6 JULY 2019, SELANGOR TURF CLUB JULY MEETING 2019

The Stewards, on 9 July 2019 at the Selangor Turf Club, concluded an inquiry into the running and handling of TEH TARIK. Evidence was taken from Jockey M Ganeesh and Trainer SY Lim, the rider and trainer of TEH TARIK respectively.

Jockey M Ganeesh, the rider of TEH TARIK, 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:

  1. He failed to put any pressure on TEH TARIK in the early stages of the race, simply letting TEH TARIK fall out from the start;
  2. He effectively sat and restrained TEH TARIK in a rearward position in effectively 2nd or 3rd last from approximately the 850M mark and the 500M mark when in a position to improve his position and move forward in the field with no effort; and
  3. He rode TEH TARIK in the straight in a manner which did not assist TEH TARIK which hung in on 3 occasions, and when he had an opportunity to change his whip to the left hand or to straighten in a more reasonable fashion.

In assessing the penalty, the Stewards took into consideration Jockey M Ganeesh’s previous riding record and his submissions on penalty. Jockey M Ganeesh was suspended from riding in races for a period of six (6) months with immediate effect from 9 July 2019 and to expire on 8 January 2020, both dates inclusive. Further, he was fined RM50,000/- and advised of his Right of Appeal (5:15pm).

Jockey M Ganeesh subsequently exercised his Right of Appeal on 10 July 2019 and applied for a Stay of Sentence. The Stewards considered the application for a stay which was denied. He was advised of his Right of Appeal against the Stipendiary Stewards’ decision not to grant him a Stay of Sentence (10am).