Before the Racing NSW Appeal Panel
Licensed Jockey Jeff Lloyd lodged an appeal against conviction and penalty after being found guilty by the Stewards acting under AR137(a) following his ride on Houtzen in Race 7 LONGINES Golden Slipper at Rosehill on Saturday, 17 March 2017.
Jeff Lloyd’s licence to ride in races was suspended for a period to commence Thursday, 23 March 2017 and to expire on Sunday, 2 April 2017, on which day he may ride. Stewards later acceded to a request from Jockey Jeff Lloyd to amend the dates of his suspension - he was suspended for a period to commence on Sunday, 26 March 2017 and to expire on Sunday, 9 April 2017 (6 Meetings) on which day he may ride. This Appeal was heard Friday 24 March 2017 at the offices of Racing NSW.
The Panel gave the following orders: 1. Appeal against finding of guilt dismissed 2. Finding of guilt under AR137(a) confirmed 3. Appeal against severity of penalty allowed 4. Penalty of six meeting suspension set aside, and in lieu of that penalty a penalty of a three meeting suspension is imposed. (The suspension commences on Sunday 26 March 2017 and expires on Sunday, 2 April 2017, on which day he may ride). 5. Appeal deposit forfeited