Rory Hutchings Licensed jockey Rory Hutchings lodged an appeal against conviction and penalty after being found guilty by the Stewards under AR137(a) after his ride on So Hard to Catch in Race 6 (Australia’s Insurance Builders Fillies and Mares Class 1 Handicap, 1400m) at Kembla Grange Racecourse on Saturday, 5 August 2017.
On this date Mr Hutchings was suspended for a period commencing on Sunday, 13 August 2017 and to expire on Friday 25, August 2017 on which day he may resume riding. This appeal was heard on Tuesday, 15 August 2017 at 9.30am 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. In lieu of six meeting suspension a penalty of five meeting suspension is imposed; such penalty to commenced on Sunday, 13 August 2017 to expire on Thursday, 24 August 2017 on which day he may ride. 5. 50% of the appeal deposit to be refunded.
Click on the following link: Mr Rory Hutchings - Reasons for Decision (released 15 August 2017)