GUIDELINES FOR THE PENALTIES

GUIDELINES FOR THE PENALTIES

Guidelines for the Penalty Ranges regarding Contraventions of the Rules of
The National Horseracing Authority

Preamble

The purpose of this document is to provide clarity and act as a guideline regarding ranges for penalties which may be imposed for contraventions of the Rules below.

When determining whether an offence is a second or further offence the period stipulated under “Period for Consideration” shall apply, with the relevant date being the date on which a finding of the contravention was first made.

However, without derogating from the above purpose, this document shall not limit the discretion of a board in imposing a penalty and under circumstances, which it deems exceptional, the board shall be entitled to deviate from the penalty range below.

Any penalties imposed regarding Rules which are not stipulated below shall remain at the discretion of the relevant Board.


Whilst The National Horseracing Authority is mindful that the additional burden of responsibility now placed on the Owner may be inconvenient, it is certain that everybody will agree that these magnificent animals which provide so much excitement and provide significant economic benefits, deserve careful consideration when their time as a racehorse is over.

Rule

Description

First Offence

Second Offence

Third Offence

Period for Consideration

8.3.1

Club Colours

500 - 1000

500 – 1000

500 – 1000 

N/A

10.5.6.1

Gelding: Failing to Notify SB within 7 Days

Notification provided before 09:00 raceday

750 - 1500 per horse

 

500 – 1500 per horse                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

750 – 2500 per horse

 

500 – 2500 per horse

750 – 3000 per horse

 

750 – 3000 per horse

1 Month

10.5.6.3

Gelding: Failing to notify within 7 Days of entering training establishment

Notification provided before 09:00 on raceday

750 – 1500 per horse

 

 

500 – 1500 per horse

750 – 2500 per horse

 

 

500 – 2500 per horse

750 – 3500 per horse

 

 

500 – 3500 per horse

1 Month

10.5.9

Horses with infectious or contagious disease

2000 – Warning Off

2000 – Warning Off

2000 – Warning Off

36 Months

10.5.10

Letter of Delegation

750 - 1500

750 – 2000

750 – 2500

6 Months

10.5.12

Failing to Notify SB of circumstances which could lead to scratching

1000 – 5000 

1000 – 7500

1000 - 10000

12 Months

10.5.18

Confiscation of Drugs

2000 and thereafter increased at 500 per confiscated drug

2500 and thereafter increased at 500 per confiscated drug

3000 and thereafter increased at 500 per confiscated drug

6 Months

11.2.8

Incorrectly Equipped in the parade ring

750 – 5000

750 – 7500

750 – 10000

3 Months

21.7

Jockey double engagement

1500 – 3000

1500 – 3500

1500 - 4000

3 Months

21.13

Jockey failing to fulfill riding engagement

1500 - 2500

1500 – 3500

1500 – 5000

3 Months

25.3

Jockey failing to present medical book

750 – 2500

750 – 3500

750 – 5000

3 Months

26

Failing to Register Jockey’s Agent

  1. – 8 000

2500 – 9000

2500 - 10000

12 Months

38.3

Passport not available at any time

750 – 2500

750 – 3000

750 – 3500

3 Months

38.4

Failing to Update Passport

500 – 5000

500 – 6000

500 – 10 000

3 Months

38.5

Unauthorized change and/or amendment to passport

1500 – 10000

1500 – 12500

1500 – 15000

36 Months

39

Late Vaccinations

2000 – 10000

Or

Warning Off

2000 – 10000

Or

Warning Off

2000 – 10000

Or

Warning Off

24 months

41.1

Ownership not registered

1500 – 5000

1500 – 6000

1500 – 7000 

12 Months

49.1

Failing to comply with the rules under the ROR conditions

750 – 2500

750 – 3750

750 – 5000

6 Months

50.1.3.3

No Valid Starting Stall Certificate at time of entry - final declarations

1000 – 2500

1000 – 3000

1000 – 5000   

6 Months

53.1

Failing to scratch by close of declarations

1500 – 5000

1500 – 7500

1500 – 10 000

12 Months

55.1

Failing to Declare a Rider / Declaration of rider without consent

1500 – 10000

1500 – 12500

1500 – 15000

6 Months

55.4

Failing to weigh out at carded weight

1500 – 15 000

1500 – 20000

1500 – 25000

3 Months

56.2.2

Leaving jockey room without consent

1500 – 10 000

1500 – 12500

1500 – 15000

12 Months

56.2.4

Communication Device in Jockey Room

2500 – 15000

2500 – 20000

2500 – 25000

24 Months

56.2.6

Smoking in the Jockey’s Room

750 – 2500

750 – 3000

750 - 5000

3 Months

56.4.1.1

Horses late to the Parade Ring

750 – 2500

750 – 3500

750 – 5000

3 Months

56.4.1.3

Rider failing to proceed to the parade ring timeously

750 - 2500

750 – 3500

750 – 5000

3 Months

57.1.1

Failing to present the passport on race day

750 – 2500

750 – 3500

750 – 5000

3 Months

57.1.2

Horse late on course

1500 – 5000

1500 – 6000

1500 – 7500

3 Months

57.1.4

Saddling outside the designated area without permission

750 – 5000

750 – 6000

750 – 7500

3 Months

57.5.1

Failing to report to clerk of scales

1500 - 2500

1500 – 3500

1500 – 5000

3 Months

58.2

Defective Equipment

1500 – 15 000

and/or

Suspension:

7 Days – 30 Days

1500 – 20000

and/or

Suspension:

7 Days – 60 Days

1500 – 25000

and/or

Suspension:

7 Days – 90 Days

12 Months

58.7

Incorrect Martingales, Reins and Bits

1500 – 15000 per contravention

1500 – 20000 per contravention

1500 – 25000 per contravention

12 Months

58.8

Incorrectly Shod

2500 – 20 000

2500 – 22500

2500 – 25000

12 Months

58.9.2

No Skull Cap

500 - 2500

500 – 3500

500 – 5000

3 Months

58.9.3

No Chin Strap

750 - 2000

750 – 2500

750 – 3000

3 Months

58.10.2

Appendix E (excluding Guideline A, C and N)

Crop Misuse

Fine: 750 – 5000

and/or

Suspension:

7 Days – 30 Days

 

Fine: 750 –  7500

and/or

Suspension:

7 Days – 60 Days

 

Fine: 750 – 10000

and/or

Suspension:

7 Days – 90 Days

 

12 Months

58.10.2

Appendix E – Guideline C

Consecutive

Fine: 750 – 5000

and/or

Suspension:

7 Days – 30 Days

Fine: 750 – 7500

and/or

Suspension:

7 Days – 60 Days

Fine: 750 – 10000

and/or

Suspension:

7 Days – 90 Days

12 Months

58.10.2

Appendix E – Guideline A

Injury to Horse

2000 – 25 000 per injury

and/or

7 Days – 30 Days

2000 – 25 000 per injury

and/or

7 Days – 60 Days

2000 – 25 000 per injury

and/or

7 Days – 90 Days

12 Months

58.10.2

Appendix E – Guideline N

Hitting Horse on Head

5000 – 15 000

and/or

7 Days – 30 Days

5000 – 20 000

and/or

7 Days – 60 Days

5000 – 25 000

and/or

7 Days – 90 Days

12 Months

58.11

Failing to wear body protector

1500 – 7500

1500 – 10000

1500 – 12500

12 Months

59.2

Failing to weigh out timeously

1000 – 2500

1000 – 3500

1000 – 5000 

12 Months

59.3

Failing to weigh out in accordance with the rule

1500 – 10 000

1500 – 12500 

1500 – 15000

12 Months

61.3.4 and/or

61.3.7

Fail to Canter and/or Maintaining Feet in Stirrups

1000 – 2500

1000 – 3500

1000 – 5000

3 Months

61.5.17

Misdemeanour at start

500 – 1000

500 – 1000

or

Inquiry (if the circumstances warrant such)

500 – 1000

or

Inquiry (if the circumstances warrant such)

6 Months

62.2.1

Full Opportunity to win or obtain the best possible placing

Suspension:

30 Days – 90 Days

Suspension:

45 Days – 120 Days

Suspension:

60 Days – 180 Days

36 months

62.2.2

Competent and Professional

Fine: 750 – 50000

and/or

Suspension:

7 Days – 90 Days

Fine: 750 – 75000

and/or

Suspension:

7 Days – 120 Days

Fine: 750 – 100000

and/or

Suspension:

7 Days – 180 Days

36 months

62.2.3

Failing to ride out to the end of the race:

 

 

 

 

Unplaced:

Fine: 750 – 2500

Fine: 750 – 3500

Fine: 750 – 5000

6 Months

First (Prejudiced)

45 Days – 90 Days

60 Days – 120 Days

90 Days  - 180 Days   

36 Months

Second (Prejudiced)

21 Days – 45 Days

45 Days – 90 Days

60 Days – 120 Days

24 Months

Third (Prejudiced)

14 Days – 30 Days 

14 Days -  60 Days

14 Days  - 90 Days

24 Months

Fourth (Prejudiced)

10 Days – 21 Days

10 Days – 45 Days

10 Days  – 60 Days

18 Months

Fifth (Prejudiced)

Fine: Equivalent to fifth place stake in the race

Or

2500 – 15000

and/or

Suspension:

7 Days – 14 Days

Fine: Equivalent to fifth place stake in the race

Or

2500 – 12500

and/or

Suspension:

7 Days  – 21 Days

Fine: Equivalent to fifth place stake in the race

Or

2500 – 15000

and/or

Suspension:

7 Days – 30 Days

12 Months

62.2.4

              62.2.5                              

62.2.6

Ride in a careless or negligent manner

Horse crossing another

Interfere or Jostle

Fine: 2000 – 5000

Or

Suspension:

7 Days – 45 Days

Fine: 2000 – 10000

Or

Suspension:

7 Days – 60 Days

Fine: 2000 – 15000

Or

Suspension:

7 Days – 90 Days

12 Months

62.2.7

 

Interference

7 Days – 45 Days

7 Days – 60 Days

7 Days – 90 Days

12 Months

62.2.8

Straight Course

Fine: 1000 – 2500

and/or

Suspension: 7 Days – 21 Days

Fine: 1000 – 3500

and/or

Suspension: 7 Days – 30 Days

Fine: 1000 – 5000

and/or

Suspension: 7 Days – 45 Days

12 Months

62.2.9

Failing to ride to Instructions

Fine: 1000 – 2500

and/or

Suspension: 7 – 14

Fine: 1000 – 3500

and/or

Suspension: 7 - 21

Fine: 1000 – 5000

and/or

Suspension: 7 - 30

12 Months

62.2.10

Celebratory Gesture

Fine: 1500 – 10 000

Fine: 1500 – 12500

Fine: 1500 – 15000

12 Months

66.4

Overweight or Underweight when weighing in

Fine: 1500 – 20 000

and/or

10 Days – Warning Off

Fine: 1500 – 25 000

and/or

21 Days - Warning Off

Fine: 1500 – 30 000

and/or

30 Days - Warning Off

12 Months

67

Objection Fee

4485

 

 

 

70

Failing to Report Circumstances

Fine: 750 – 5000

Fine: 750 – 7500

Fine: 750 – 10000

12 Months

72

Prohibited Practices

Fine: 5000 – 1000 000

Or

Warning Off

Fine: 5000 – 1000 000

Or

Warning Off

Fine: 5000 – 1000 000

Or

Warning Off

36 Months

77

Banned Substances (Rider)

14 Days – 180 Days

14 Days – Warning Off

14 Days – Warning Off

36 Months