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Outcome of Appeals – Jake Pracey-Holmes and Blake Shinn

Jake Pracey-Holmes Licensed Jockey Jake Pracey-Holmes lodged an appeal against conviction and penalty after being found guilty of careless riding by the stewards under AR 137(a) after his ride on A Tissue A Tissue in Race 5 (Open Handicap 12000m) at Moree Race Club on Thursday, 20 July 2017.

On this date Mr Pracey-Holmes licence to ride in races was suspended for a period commencing on Wednesday 26 July 2017 and to expire on Sunday 6 August 2017, on which day he may resume riding.

Racing NSW Stewards later acceded to a request from jockey Pracey-Holmes 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 Sunday 30, July 2017 and to expire on Tuesday, 8 August 2017, on which day he may resume riding. This appeal was heard on Friday 28 July 2017 at the office of Racing NSW. (Note: In Race 6 on that day, Jake Pracey-Holmes incurred a second suspension which is now to commence on 8th August 2017 and to expire on 13 August 2017 on which day he may ride. In summary, subject to one Appeal, the total term of suspension which is to be served cumulatively will now commence on Sunday, 30th July 2017 and to expire on 13th August 2017, on which day he may resume riding).

The Panel gave the following orders: 1. Appeal against the finding of guilt is dismissed 2. Penalty varied for a period to commence on Sunday 30th, July 2017 and to expire on Monday 7th August 2017 (reduction of 1 meeting). In summary the total term of suspension which is to be served cumulatively will now commence on Sunday 30 July 2017 and to expire on 12th August 2017, on which day he may resume riding. 3. 50% of the Appeal Deposit was forfeited

Blake Shinn Licensed Jockey Blake Shinn lodged an appeal against penalty after being found guilty of a charge of careless riding under AR 137(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 licence to ride in races was suspended for a period commencing on Wednesday 26 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 office of Racing NSW.

The Panel gave the following orders: 1. Appeal against penalty dismissed 2. Penalty of seven meeting suspension confirmed 3. Appeal deposit forfeited.

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