The National Horseracing Authority confirms that at an Inquiry held in Gqeberha on 16 July 2021, Jockey Francois Herholdt was charged with a contravention of Rule 62.2.7.  The particulars being that as the rider of WIND SOCK, he failed to ensure that he did not cause interference to other runners at approximately the 300m in Race 3 at Fairview Racecourse on 9 July 2021.

Jockey Herholdt pleaded guilty to the charge.

The Inquiry Board accepted his plea and found Jockey Herholdt guilty as charged.  After considering all the evidence, the Inquiry Board imposed a penalty of a suspension from riding in races for a period of seven (7) days.

Jockey Herholdt waived his Right of Appeal and was granted permission to take his suspension from 17 July 2021 to 23 July 2021, both days inclusive.


The National Horseracing Authority confirms that at an inquiry held in Gqeberha on 15 July 2021, Jockey Eldin Webber was charged with a contravention of Rule 62.2.7. The particulars being that as the rider of BUSH FEVER, he failed to ensure that he did not cause interference to HIT FOR SIX at approximately the 1500m, in Race 4 at Fairview Racecourse on 5 July 2021.


The National Horseracing Authority confirms that at an Inquiry held in Gqeberha on 10 June 2021, Jockey Teaque Gould was charged with a contravention of Rule 72.1.25. The particulars being that as a licenced Jockey, he conducted himself in an improper manner by spitting his saliva at another person at Fairview Racecourse on 16 April 2021. 

Jockey Gould pleaded not guilty to the charge, but was found guilty as charged. 

The Inquiry Board after considering all the evidence presented in mitigation and aggravation, and in particular the current risks related to the Covid-19 pandemic, imposed a penalty of a fine of R15 000 (fifteen thousand rand) of which R5 000 (five thousand rand) is wholly suspended for a period of two years (2 years) on condition that he is not found guilty of a contravention of this rule during this period.  

Jockey Gould has the Right of Appeal against the finding and the penalty imposed.


The National Horseracing Authority confirms that at an Inquiry held in Harare, Zimbabwe on Monday, 7 June 2021, Trainer Ms Bridget Stidolph was charged with a contravention of Rule 10.5.16.5.  The particulars of the charge being that a Forbidden substance, namely, Depo-Testosterone was found on the premises of her Racing stables at Borrowdale Park Race Course on Sunday, 21 March 2021. 

Ms Stidolph pleaded guilty to the charge and was found guilty as charged. 

In determining a suitable penalty, the Inquiry Board considered all mitigating and aggravating factors, as well as the unique set of circumstances surrounding the horseracing industry and those that ply their trade in this industry in Zimbabwe. 

The Inquiry Board ruled that Ms Stidolph’s Trainer’s Licence be cancelled, but that this sanction be suspended for a period of five years, on condition that she is not found guilty of a contravention of Rule 10.5.16.5 or any other Rule relating to Forbidden substances during this period.  In addition, Ms Stidolph was fined the sum of R100 000,00 (one hundred thousand rand). 

Ms Stidolph has the Right of Appeal against the severity of the penalty imposed.


The National Horseracing Authority confirms that at an inquiry held in the Stipendiary Stewards’ Boardroom at Hollywoodbets Scottsville Racecourse on 6 June 2021, Jockey Sean Veale was charged with a contravention of Rule 62.2.7.  The particulars being that as the rider of A WHOLE NEW WORLD, he failed to ensure that he did not cause interference to other runners approaching the 1000m, in Race 5 at Hollywoodbets Scottsville Racecourse on 23 May 2021.  

Jockey Veale pleaded guilty to the charge. 

The Inquiry Board accepted his plea and accordingly found Jockey Veale guilty as charged.  After considering the evidence in this matter, the Inquiry Board imposed a penalty of a suspension from riding in races for a period of seven days. 

Jockey Veale waived his Right of Appeal against the penalty imposed and was granted permission to take his suspension from 7 June to 13 June 2021, both days inclusive.


The National Horseracing Authority confirms that at an Inquiry held in Cape Town on 4 June 2021 into the running and riding of FATEFUL in Race 5 at Kenilworth Racecourse on 3 May 2021, Jockey Khathi was charged with a contravention of Rule 62.2.1. The particulars of the charge being that as the rider of FATEFUL he failed to take all reasonable and permissible measures between the 300m and the finish, to ensure that his horse was given a full opportunity to obtain the best possible placing.  

Jockey Khathi was legally represented at the inquiry. 

Jockey Khathi pleaded not guilty to the charge, but was found guilty as charged. 

The Inquiry Board, after considering all the factors stated in mitigation and aggravation, imposed a penalty of a suspension in riding in races for a period of thirty (30) days. 

Jockey Khathi was given the Right of Appeal against the finding and the penalty imposed.


The National Horseracing Authority confirms that at an inquiry held in the Stipendiary Stewards’ Boardroom at Hollywoodbets Greyville Racecourse on 2 June 2021, Jockey Athandiwe Mgudlwa was charged with a contravention of Rule 62.2.7.  The particulars being that as the rider of SANS DANCER, he failed to ensure that he did not cause interference to other runners in the concluding stages, in Race 4 at Hollywoodbets Greyville Racecourse on 23 May 2021.  

Jockey Mgudlwa pleaded guilty to the charge.  

The Inquiry Board accepted his plea and accordingly found Jockey Mgudlwa guilty as charged.  After considering the evidence in this matter, the Inquiry Board imposed a penalty of a suspension from riding in races for a period of ten days.  

Jockey Mgudlwa waived his Right of Appeal against the penalty imposed and was granted permission to take his suspension from 6 June to 15 June 2021, both days inclusive.


The National Horseracing Authority confirms that at an inquiry held in Gqeberha on Friday, 21 May 2021, Jockey Louis Mxothwa was charged with a contravention of Rule 62.2.7.  The particulars being that as the rider of UPPER TEN, he failed to ensure that he did not cause interference to a number of horses at approximately the 1700m in Race 6 at Fairview Racecourse on Friday, 16 April 2021. 

Jockey Mxothwa pleaded not guilty to the charge, but was found guilty as charged. 

The Inquiry Board, in determining a suitable penalty, took into consideration the evidence put forward, as well as Jockey Mxothwa’s record and imposed a penalty of a suspension from riding in races for a period of (10) ten days. 

Jockey Mxothwa has the Right of Appeal against both the finding and the penalty imposed.


The National Horseracing Authority confirms that at an inquiry held in the Stipendiary Steward’s Boardroom at Hollywoodbets Greyville Racecourse on 10 May 2021, Jockey Warren Kennedy was charged with a contravention of Rule 62.2.7. The particulars being that as the rider of BELLE SICCOME, he failed to ensure that he did not cause interference to MISS PUTIN (*J Jacobs) in the concluding stages, in Race 2 at Greyville Racecourse on 5 May 2021. 

Jockey Kennedy pleaded guilty to the charge. 

The Inquiry Board accepted his plea and accordingly found Jockey Kennedy guilty as charged.  After considering the evidence in this matter, the Inquiry Board imposed a penalty of a suspension from riding in races for a period of seven days. 

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