The National Horseracing Authority of Southern Africa confirms that at an Inquiry held in the Stipendiary Stewards Boardroom at Turffontein Racecourse on Saturday 12 January 2019, Jockey Devin Habib was charged with a contravention of Rule 62.2.7, in that as the rider of RUNNING BRAVE, he failed to ensure that he did not cause interference to other runners when he shifted inwards, in the concluding stages of Race 5 at the Turffontein Racecourse on 6 January 2019.   

Jockey Habib pleaded guilty to the charge. 

The Inquiry Board found Jockey Habib guilty of the charge and ruled that he be suspended from riding in races for a period of seven days. 

Jockey Habib has the Right of Appeal against the penalty imposed.


The National Horseracing Authority confirms that at an inquiry held in Port Elizabeth on 2 January 2019, Jockey Muzi Yeni was charged with a contravention of Rule 62.2.7, in that as the rider of KLEVER KATHY he failed to ensure that he did not cause interference to MARCH MUSIC, passing the 1000m in Race 4 at Fairview Racecourse on 14 December 2018. 

Jockey Yeni pleaded not guilty to the charge. 

The Inquiry Board found Jockey Yeni guilty of the charge and imposed a penalty of a suspension from riding in races for a period of 7 days. 

Jockey Yeni has the right of appeal against the finding and the penalty imposed.


The National Horseracing Authority confirms that at an Inquiry held at its offices in Johannesburg on Wednesday, 5 December 2018, Owner Wayne Kobusch was charged with a contravention of Rule 39.1.1 in that as the Owner of the horses; SABRINA, SILVER SUOJURE, SPINDRIFT SPENE and CLAIM THE ROSES, he allowed these horses to be vaccinated against African Horse Sickness by a person who was not a Veterinary Surgeon nor was the vaccine supplied by a Veterinary Surgeon. 

Wayne Kobusch pleaded not guilty to the charge, but was found guilty of the charge. 

After hearing evidence in mitigation, the penalty imposed by the Inquiry Board is a fine of R4 000.

 


The National Horseracing Authority confirms that at an Inquiry held in Durban on 28 November 2018, Apprentice Jockey Ashton Arries was charged with a contravention of Rule 58.10.2 in that as the rider of GREEN ICE he misused his crop by intentionally striking Apprentice Jockey Jason Gates, the rider of ZILLA, at approximately the 350m in Race 5 at Greyville Racecourse on 14 November 2018.  

Apprentice Jockey Arries pleaded guilty to the charge. 

The Inquiry Board found Apprentice Jockey Arries guilty and imposed a penalty of a suspension from riding in races for a period of 15 days. 

Apprentice Jockey Arries has the right of appeal against the penalty imposed. 

 

 

 


The National Horseracing Authority confirms that at an Inquiry held in Durban on 6 November 2018, Jockey Keagan de Melo was charged with a contravention of Rule 62.2.7, in that as the rider of FINAL ATTEMPT, he failed to ensure that he did not cause interference to L’HISTOIRE (G Wright), when shifting outwards from the 100m to the 50m in Race 1 at Greyville Racecourse on the 31 October 2018.  

Jockey de Melo pleaded guilty to the charge. 

The Inquiry Board found Jockey De Melo guilty and imposed a penalty of a suspension from riding in races for a period of seven days.  

Jockey de Melo has the right of appeal against the penalty imposed. 


The National Horseracing Authority confirms that at an Inquiry held in Cape Town on 28 September 2018, Apprentice Jockey Sandile Mbhele was charged with a contravention of Rule 62.2.3, in that as the rider of JARDIN he failed to ride out to the end of the race to the satisfaction of the Stipendiary Stewards, thereby affecting his chances  of obtaining outright 2nd place in Race 6 at Durbanville Racecourse on 18 September 2018. 

Apprentice Jockey Mbhele pleaded guilty to the charge. 

The Inquiry Board found Apprentice Jockey Mbhele guilty as charged and imposed a penalty of a suspension from riding in races for a period of fourteen (14) days. 

Apprentice Jockey Mbhele waived his Right to Appeal and was granted permission to take his suspension from 4 October to 17 October 2018, both days inclusive. 

Mr T Welch, the Cape Town Riding Master attended the Inquiry with Apprentice Jockey Mbhele.

 


The National Horseracing Authority confirms that at an Inquiry held at its offices in Turffontein on 28 September 2018, Trainer Mr Paul Peter was charged with contraventions of Rule 73.2.4, in that he was the trainer of the horses:- 

-       AFROSTAR which ran in and won the 4th race at Turffontein on 8 July 2018; 

-       HUNGRY HEART which ran in and was unplaced in the 9th race at Turffontein on 21 July 2018;  and 

-       SEA DANCE which ran in and was placed second in the 1st race at the Vaal on 26 July 2018 

after which urine specimens taken from the horses disclosed upon analysis the presence of Flumethasone a prohibited substance in terms of the Rules of the National Horseracing Authority. 

Mr Peter pleaded guilty to the charges and was found guilty. 

After hearing evidence as to an appropriate penalty, the Inquiry Board imposed a fine of R80.000. 

Furthermore, in terms of Rule 72.3.2, the horses are disqualified from the races in which they participated and the provisions of Rule 67.7.8 shall apply.


The National Horseracing Authority confirms that at an Inquiry held in Durban on 27 September 2018, Trainer Mr L W Goosen was charged with a contravention of Rule 73.2.4, in that as the trainer of the horse CAPTAIN’S GIRL from which a urine specimen was taken after it had participated and finished second in Race 7 at the Greyville Racecourse on 18 April 2018, disclosed upon analysis the presence of Clanobutin, a prohibited substance in terms of the Rules of the NHA.  

Mr Goosen pleaded guilty to the charge and was found guilty of the charge.  After considering all the evidence, the mitigating factors and the class of the substance, the Board imposed a fine of R15 000.  In addition, a suspended fine of R17 000, which was imposed by an Inquiry Board on 26 October 2016 becomes effective. 

Furthermore, in terms of Rule 72.3.2 CAPTAIN’S GIRL is disqualified from the Race and the provisions of Rule 67.7.8 pertaining to stake monies shall apply. 

 


The National Horseracing Authority confirms that at an inquiry held in Johannesburg on 27 September 2018, Workrider Joe Gwingwizha was charged with a contravention of Rule 62.2.3 in that he failed to ride the horse ROYAL PURSUIT to the satisfaction of the Stewards, in Race 1 at the Vaal Racecourse on 13 September 2018.

Workrider Gwingwizha pleaded guilty to the charge and was found guilty of the charge. 

The Inquiry Board took into account Workrider Gwingwizha’s poor record with regard to contraventions of Rule 62.2.3 and imposed a penalty of a suspension from riding in three (3) Workriders’ races.  

Workrider Gwingwizha has the right of appeal against the penalty imposed.


The National Horseracing Authority confirms that at an Inquiry held in Port Elizabeth on 5 September 2018, Jockey Sandile Khathi was charged with a contravention of Rule 56.2.4 in that on 31 August 2018, Jockey Khathi took into and used a cellular telephone whilst inside the Jockey’s quarters at Fairview Racecourse. 

 Jockey Khathi pleaded guilty to the charge.

  The Inquiry Board found Jockey Khathi guilty and imposed a penalty of a fine of R5000. 

Jockey Khathi has the Right of Appeal against the penalty imposed.