Licensed jockey Blake Shinn lodged an appeal against conviction and penalty after being found guilty of careless riding by Racing NSW Stewards under AR137(a) after his ride on I Thought So in Race 8 (The Man Shake Handicap, 1100m) at Randwick Racecourse on Saturday 25, May 2018.
Following a Stewards inquiry on this date, Mr Shinn was suspended for a period commencing Sunday, 3 June 2018 and to expire on Thursday, 14 June 2018, on which day he was able to ride.
This appeal was heard on Tuesday, 5 June 2018 commencing at 9:30am at the offices of Racing NSW in Sydney.
The Panel gave the following orders:
1. The appeal against conviction is dismissed.
2. The appeal on severity is allowed and in lieu of the penalty of a six-meeting suspension, a penalty of a four-meeting suspension is imposed, commencing on Sunday, 10 June 2018 and ending on Friday, 15 June 2018, on which day the Appellant may ride.
3. 50% of the appeal deposit is refunded.