NSW apprentice fined and warned on further breaches of conduct
21 Jul 2012 | Racing NSW stewards' on Saturday continued an inquiry into the matters of Apprentice Josh Adams failing to present himself to weigh out for the Winter Stakes and then subsequently leaving the course without permission at Warwick Farm on Saturday, 14 July 2012. Evidence was taken from apprentice Adams, who was in the company of Mr Sterling Alexio, stable representative for trainer and master of apprentice Adams Mr Gerald Ryan, who was interstate with runners engaged in Queensland.
Apprentice Adams pleaded guilty to a charge under AR175(k) in that he failed to present himself to weigh out at scale for Race 6, the Winter Stakes when he was the rider of Embark until awoken by the Clerk of Scales.
Apprentice Adams pleaded guilty to a further charge under AR91 in that he failed to seek the Stewards’ permission to leave the jockeys room at Warwick Farm Racecourse on Saturday, 14 July 2012 and subsequently left the course, with an inquiry still pending.
On each charge Apprentice Adams was fined $500. In assessing penalty, the Stewards took into account apprentice Adams’ guilty plea and contrition, however, he was placed on notice that a further breach of a conduct related rule may attract a period of suspension.
Under the provision of AR8(jj), the Stewards directed apprentice Adams to provide a urine sample prior to leaving the course on Saturday