The National Horseracing Authority confirms that at an Inquiry held at Kenilworth Racecourse on 13 February 2021, Jockey Anton Marcus was charged with a contravention of Rule 62.2.7.  The particulars being that as the rider of WALK OF FAME he failed to ensure that he did not cause interference to ALFRED’S GIRL at the 1100m in Race 5 at Kenilworth Racecourse on 6 February 2021.

Jockey Marcus pleaded guilty to the charge.

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

Jockey Marcus was given the Right of Appeal against the penalty imposed.


 The National Horseracing Authority confirms that at an inquiry held at Hollywoodbets Scottsville Racecourse on 31 January 2021, Jockey Gareth Wright was charged with a contravention of Rule 62.2.7.  The particulars being that as the rider of MASHARI, he failed to ensure that he did not cause interference to other runners at the 100m in Race 9 at Hollywoodbets Scottsville Racecourse on 17 January 2021.


The National Horseracing Authority confirms that at an inquiry held at Hollywoodbets Scottsville Racecourse on 31 January 2021, Jockey Donovan Dillon was charged with a contravention of Rule 62.2.7.  The particulars being that as the rider of MR PIGALLE, he failed to ensure that he did not cause interference to other runners at the 1300m in Race 2 at Hollywoodbets Scottsville Racecourse on 17 January 2021.


The National Horseracing Authority confirms that at an inquiry held in Durban on 12 January 2021, Jockey Sean Veale was charged with a contravention of Rule 58.10.2 (read in conjunction with Guideline M). The particulars being that he struck the horse NOSTRADAMUS more than 12 times in Race 4, run at Hollywoodbets Greyville Racecourse on 30 December 2020.   


 The National Horseracing Authority confirms that at an inquiry held in Port Elizabeth on 12 January 2021, Jockey Xolane Ndlovu was charged with a contravention of Rule 62.2.3. The particulars being that he failed to ride BROADSIDE out to the end of the race to the satisfaction of the Stipendiary Stewards in Race 5 run at Fairview Racecourse on 1 January 2021, thus prejudicing his chances of obtaining 1st place.


 The National Horseracing Authority confirms that at an inquiry held in Durban on 3 January 2021, Jockey Sean Veale was charged with a contravention of Rule 58.10.2 (read with Guideline M on the use of the crop).  The particulars being that he struck the horse CUPID’S SONG more than 12 times in race 3, run at Hollywoodbets Greyville Racecourse, on 30 December 2020.


The National Horseracing Authority confirms that at an inquiry held in Durban on 7 December 2020, Jockey Calvin Habib was charged with a contravention of Rule 62.2.7.  The particulars being that as the rider of  IMPERIAL SEAL, he failed to ensure that he did not cause interference to AIR BUZZ when shifting inwards in the concluding stages of Race 1, run at the Hollywoodbets Greyville Racecourse on 21 September 2020.


The National Horseracing Authority confirms that at an Inquiry held in Durban on 30 November 2020, Jockey Lyle Hewitson was charged with a contravention of Rule 62.2.7. The particulars of the charge being, that as the rider of MATTERHORN, he failed to ensure that he did not cause interference to ANSE LAZIO (AUS) at the 100m in Race 6 at the Hollywoodbets Greyville Racecourse on 25 October 2020.