Richard Rohde Licensed Trainer Richard Rohde lodged an appeal against penalty after being found guilty by the Stewards of a breach of AR175(a) and a breach of 175(p). On 3 April 2017 Mr Rohde’s trainers licence was disqualified by NRRA Stewards for a period of 4 months for the breach of AR175(a) and 1 month for the breach of AR175(p).
Such penalty to be served cumulatively and to commence on Tuesday, 4 April 2017 and expire on Monday, 4 September 2017, on which day he may reapply for a licence.
On application of the Appellant, which was not opposed by the Stewards, the penalty imposed by Stewards was stayed until further order of the Panel. This Appeal was heard Thursday, 11 May 2017 at the offices of Racing NSW.
The Panel gave the following orders: 1. Appeal against severity of penalty for a breach of AR175(a) dismissed 2. Penalty of 4 months disqualification for the breach of AR175(a) confirmed 3. Appeal against severity of penalty for a breach of AR175(p) dismissed 4. Penalty of 1 month disqualification for the breach of AR175(p) confirmed, with a variance that two weeks of which is to be served concurrently with the disqualification for the breach of AR175(a) 5. Disqualifications to commence 18 May 2017 and conclude 2 October 2017 at which time the appellant may reapply for a licence 6. Appeal deposit forfeited
Reasons for Decision to be published.
Note: The deferment of the commencement date of seven days (from 11 to 18 May 2017) does not permit the appellant to race horses.