马来西亚 （雪兰莪） - 03/12/2016
场地：微湿 夺标时速： 1:24.50
RACE 6 (R1528) CLASS 4 1400M (LONG COURSE A)
FAST RICH (S Ruzaini) was slow to begin.
Entering the front straight, TAFFETAS (J De Souza) was held up for a clear run, shifted
inwards and crossed heels in an endeavour to gain clear running.
Approaching the 300M, TAFFETAS (J De Souza) shifted outwards resulting in
IMMORTALITY (App CK Khaw) being taken outwards and as a result, AMAZING (App
S Zulfikri) having to be checked over the heels of IMMORTALITY.
FAST RICH was retired out of the event over the final 250M.
App S Zulfikri, the rider of AMAZING, dropped his whip at approximately the 450M
mark. He was fined RM250/- for negligence under MRA Rule 152(5)(a).
On returning to scales, Jockey S Ruzaini, the rider of FAST RICH, reported that his horse
did not act in the going. A post-race veterinary examination of FAST RICH revealed no
significant finding. FAST RICH will be required to pass a 1000M/vet test before being
declared to race again for having a poor performance.
The Stewards questioned Jockey J De Souza, the rider of TAFFETAS, App CK Khaw, the
rider of IMMORTALITY, and App S Zulfikri, the rider of AMAZING.
At the conclusion of an inquiry, Jockey J De Souza, the rider of TAFFETAS, pleaded
guilty to a charge of careless riding under MRA Rule 44(9)(a)(ii) in that whilst riding
TAFFETAS at approximately the 200M in this race, he allowed his horse to shift outwards
resulting in IMMORTALITY being taken outwards and AMAZING which was racing to
the outside of IMMORTALITY, had to be checked by its rider and eased over the heels of
In assessing the penalty, the Stewards took into consideration Jockey J De Souzas guilty
plea, mitigating factors, previous riding record and his submissions on penalty. He was
suspended from riding in races for a period of two (2) Malaysian race days with effect
from 5 December 2016 and to expire on 17 December 2016, both dates inclusive. He was
advised of his Right of Appeal (6:25pm).