Saturday, 28 November 2015 – 14th Race Meeting
RACE-2 THE THIRSK RATING 55-0 (CLASS 4,5&6) 1050 METRES (80)
RACING INCIDENT & INQUIRY:
Jockey K W Leong the rider of 9 River Dream was found guilty of a charge under MJC Rule 132 (iii) in that from passing the 400 metres to the top of the straight he failed to attempt to improve his position and that from the top of the straight until near the 250 metres he failed to use sufficient vigour when placing his mount under pressure, thereby failing to ride to the satisfaction of the Stewards. Jockey K W Leong’s licence to ride in races was suspended for a period of six racemeetings covering the meetings of 11th & 12th December 2015 and 3rd, 8th, 15th & 16th January 2016. In arriving at penalty, the Stewards took into account that this was Jockey Leong’s third offence under this rule, his plea and other mitigating circumstances. He was advised of his Right of Appeal.