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Reasons For Decision: Blake Shinn (28 July 2017)

Licensed jockey Blake Shinn (has) lodged an appeal against penalty after (being found) pleading guilty (by the Stewards) to a charge of careless riding under AR137(a) after his ride on Invincible Knight in Race 9 (#Theraces Handicap, 1500m) at Royal Randwick Racecourse on Saturday, 22 July 2017.

On this date Mr Shinn's licence to ride in races was suspended for a period commencing on Sunday, 30 July 2017 and to expire on Wednesday, 9 August 2017, on which day he may resume riding.

Racing NSW Stewards later acceded to a request from jockey Shinn to alter the period of suspension, and accordingly, subject to the outcome of the Appeal, his licence to ride in races is suspended for a period to commence on Wednesday, 26 July 2017 and to expire on Sunday, 6 August 2017, on which day he may resume riding.

This appeal was heard on Friday, 28 July 2017 at the offices of Racing NSW. The Panel gave the following orders: 1. Appeal against penalty dismissed 2. Penalty of seven meeting suspension confirmed Appeal deposit forfeited.

Click on the following link - Mr Blake Shinn - Reasons for Decision (heard 28 July 2017)

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