Appeal allowed against severity of suspension
17 Aug 2012 | The Victorian Racing Appeals and Disciplinary Board on Friday allowed an appeal against the severity of a suspension for jockey Jamie Mott.
The appeal hearing was chaired by Judge Russell Lewis with Mr Des O’Keeffe appearing on behalf of Mr Mott and Mr James Hitchcock appearing on behalf of Racing Victoria Stewards.
At Swan Hill on Monday, 13 August 2012 jockey Jamie Mott was found guilty of a charge of careless riding on his mount Hausratte in Race 5 the Beat The Pyap Maiden Plate (1600m).
The careless riding being that at approximately the 100m, Jamie Mott carelessly permitted his mount to shift in when not sufficiently clear of Legal Rock resulting in Dean Yendall having to be check Legal Rock. In issuing the charge Stewards accepted Hausratte was hanging in, however were of the opinion Jamie Mott could have and should have made a greater effort to stop riding and straighten his mount in order to avoid the interference.
Jamie Mott had his licence to ride in races suspended for a period to commence at midnight on Monday, 13 August 2012 and to expire at midnight on Thursday, 23 August 2012 - a total of 10 race meetings (3 metro, 7 country). In assessing penalty Stewards took into account Jamie Mott’s record, the racing manners of Hausratte and deemed the incident to be in the mid range.
A Notice of Appeal against the decision and severity of the penalty was lodged on Wednesday, 15 August 2012.
A stay of proceedings was not requested.
DECISION: Appeal against decision dismissed. Appeal against severity of penalty allowed.
Penalty varied so that the period of suspension expires at midnight on Friday, 17 August 2012 (4 race meetings).