GUIDELINES FOR THE PENALTIES

Guidelines for the Penalty Ranges regarding Contraventions of the Rules of The National Horseracing Authority

Preamble

The purpose of this document is to provide clarity and act as a guideline regarding ranges for penalties which may be imposed for contraventions of the Rules below.

When determining whether an offence is a second or further offence the period stipulated under “Period for Consideration” shall apply, with the relevant date being the date on which a finding of the contravention was first made.

However, without derogating from the above purpose, this document shall not limit the discretion of a board in imposing a penalty and under circumstances, which it deems exceptional, the board shall be entitled to deviate from the penalty range below.

Any penalties imposed regarding Rules which are not stipulated below shall remain at the discretion of the relevant Board.

 

RULE DESCRIPTION FIRST OFFENCE 2ND OFFENCE 3RD OFFENCE 4TH OFFENCE
8.3.1 Club Colours Warning Warning R200 R500 – R1 000 (Discretion)
10.5.6.1

Gelding: Failing to Notify SB within 7Days while under the care of Trainer and/or prior to acceptance.

 

Notification not provided before race day

Warning

 

R250
(prior to 09:00)

R250

 

R1 000
(no notification)

Discretion

 

Discretion

Discretion

 

Discretion

 

10.5.6.3

 

Gelding. 

 

Failing to notify within 7 days of entering Training Establishment.

 

 

Warning

 

 

 

 

R250

 

 

 

R500

 

 

Discretion

 

10.5.9.

Horses presented to race with infectious or contagious diseases/conditions that are reasonably detectable.

 

Discretionary /

Inquiry

 

Discretionary /

Inquiry

 

Discretion /

Inquiry

 

Discretion /

Inquiry

10.5.10

Letter of Delegation

R250

Discretion

Discretion

Discretion


RULE

DESCRIPTION

FIRST OFFENCE

2ND OFFENCE

3RD OFFENCE

4TH OFFENCE

10.5.12

Failing to notify SB of circumstances which could lead to scratching.

R2 500

R2 500

Inquiry/Discretion

 

Inquiry/Discretion

 

Inquiry/Discretion

10.5.18

Confiscation of Drugs / Racecourse

Drugs which are labelled prescribed – out of 30 days

 

Not prescribed and unlabelled.

 

 

Warning/Discretion

 

 

Inquiry/Discretion

 

 

Inquiry/Discretion

 

 

Inquiry/Discretion

 

 

Inquiry/Discretion

 

 

Inquiry/Discretion

 

 

Inquiry/Discretion

 

 

Inquiry/Discretion

11.2.8

Incorrectly equipped in the parade ring.

Warning

R250

Discretion

Discretion

21.7

Jockey double engagement

1 Warning

R1 000

Discretion (more severe penalty)

Discretion

21.13

Jockey failing to fulfill riding engagement.

R1 000

Discretion

Discretion

Discretion

25.3

Jockey failing to present medical book

Warning

Warning

R250/Discretion

Discretion

26

Failing to register Jockeys’ Agent

R2 500

Discretion

Discretion

Discretion

 

38.3

Passport to available at any time

Warning

R500

Discretion

Discretion

 

38.4

Failing to update Passport

Warning

R500

Discretion

Discretion

 

 

38.5

 

Unauthorised change and/or amendment to passport

 

Inquiry

 

Inquiry/Discretion

 

Inquiry/Discretion

 

Discretion

39

Late Vaccinations

R1 000

Discretion

Discretion

Discretion

 

49.1

Failing to comply with the Rules under the ROR conditions including the Training Track Conditions

 

Warning

 

R1 000

Inquiry /

Discretion

 

Discretion

53.1

Failing to call scratch by close of declarations

Warning

R1 500

Discretion

Discretion


RULE

DESCRIPTION

FIRST OFFENCE

2ND OFFENCE

3RD OFFENCE

4TH OFFENCE

55.1

Failing to declare a Rider/Declaration of rider without consent

Warning

R1 000

Discretion

Discretion

55.4

Failing to weigh out at carded weight

Warning

R1 000

Discretion

Discretion

56.2.2

Leaving jockey room without consent

Discretion

Discretion

Discretion

Discretion

56.2.4

Communication Device in Jockey Room

R2 500 (Phone Off)

 

R10 000 (Phone on) /Inquiry

 

Inquiry

 

Inquiry

 

Inquiry

56.2.6

Smoking in the Jockey’s Room

Warning

R500

Discretion

Discretion

 

56.4.1.1

Horses late to the Parade Ring

Warning

R250

R500/Discretion

Discretion

56.4.1.3

Rider failing to proceed to the Parade Ring timeously

Warning

R250

R500/Discretion

Discretion

57.1.1

Failing to present the Passport on race day

Warning

R500

Discretion

Discretion

57.1.2

Horse late on course

R1 000

Discretion

Discretion

Discretion

 

57.1.4

Saddling outside the designated area without permission

Warning

Discretion

Discretion

Discretion

57.5.1

Failing to report to Clerk of Scales 60 minutes before 1st Race

Warning

Discretion

Discretion

Discretion

58.2

Defective Equipment

R5 000

Discretion

Discretion

Discretion

 

58.7

Incorrect Martingales, Reins and Bits

 

Warning/Discretion

Discretion

Discretion

Discretion

58.8

Incorrectly Shod

R2 500

Discretion

Discretion

Discretion

 


RULE

DESCRIPTION

FIRST OFFENCE

2ND OFFENCE

3RD OFFENCE

4TH OFFENCE

58.9.2

No Skull Cap – Riders

 

Grooms (to discuss with

Grooms’ Association)

Minimum R500

 

Discretion

Discretion

Discretion

 

58.9.3

No Chin Strap

Grooms (to discuss with Grooms’

Association)

R500 for Riders

Discretion

Discretion

Discretion

58.10.2

Appendix E

(excluding Guideline A, C and N)

Appendix E (excluding Guideline A, C and N)

Crop Misuse – Moratorium until 01/12/18

R750 – R5 000

7 – 30 Days Suspension

Inquiry

Inquiry

R750 – R7 500

7 days – 60 days

Discretion/

Inquiry

Discretion/

Inquiry

58.10.2

Consecutive

Fine R750 – R5 000 and/or

Suspension 7 – 30 Days

Discretion

Discretion

Discretion

58.10.2

 

Appendix E – Guideline A

Injury to Horse

R2 000 to R25 000 per injury and/or

7 Days -30 Days

Discretion

Discretion

Discretion

58.10.2

 

Appendix E –

Guideline N

Hitting Horse on Head

R5 000 – R15 000

and/or

7 Days – 30 Days

Discretion

Discretion

Discretion

58.11

Failing to wear body protector Riders

R1 500

Discretion

Discretion

Discretion

59.2

Failing to weigh out timeously

Warning

R500

Discretion

Discretion

 

59.3

Failing to weigh out in accordance with the Rule

R1 500

Discretion

Discretion

Discretion


RULE

DESCRIPTION

FIRST OFFENCE

2ND OFFENCE

3RD OFFENCE

4TH OFFENCE

 

61.3.4 and/or

 

61.3.7

 

 

Fail to Canter

and/or

Maintaining Feet in Stirrups

 

Warning

 

Discretion

 

Discretion

 

Discretion

61.5.17

Misdemeanor at Start

Warning

R1 000

Inquiry/Discretion

Inquiry/Discretion

 

62.2.1

Full Opportunity to win or obtain the best possible placing

Suspension/Inquiry

Inquiry

Inquiry

Inquiry

62.2.2

Competent and Professional –

(Minor offences)

 

(Serious offences)

 

Warning

 

Inquiry

 

R750

 

Inquiry

 

Discretion

 

Inquiry

 

Discretion

 

Inquiry

 

62.2.3

 

Failing to ride out to the end of the Race:

 

Unplaced

 

First (Prejudiced)

 

Second (Prejudiced)

 

Third (Prejudiced)

 

Fourth (Prejudiced)

 

Stake from Fifth Stake Onwards

 

 

 

 

Fine R750 – R2 500

 

45 Days – 90 Days

 

21 Days – 45 Days

 

14 Days – 30 Days

 

10 Days – 21 Days

 

Fine Equivalent to place stake

Or

R2 500 – R15 000

And/or

Suspension:

7 Days – 14 Days

 

 

 

 

 

Inquiry/Discretion

 

Inquiry/Discretion

 

Inquiry/Discretion

 

Inquiry

 

Inquiry

 

Inquiry/

Discretion

 

 

 

 

 

Inquiry/Discretion

 

Inquiry/Discretion

 

Inquiry/Discretion

 

Inquiry/Discretion

 

Inquiry/Discretion

 

Inquiry/Discretion

 

 

 

 

Inquiry

 

Inquiry

 

Inquiry

 

Inquiry

 

Inquiry

 

Inquiry


RULE

DESCRIPTION

FIRST OFFENCE

2ND OFFENCE

3RD OFFENCE

4TH OFFENCE

 

62.2.4

 

Ride in a careless or negligent manner

 

Fine R2 000 or Inquiry

Suspension:

7 Days – 45 Days

 

 

Inquiry

 

Inquiry

 

Inquiry

62.2.5

Horse crossing another

Fine R2 000 or Inquiry

Suspension:

7 Days – 45 Days

 

Inquiry/Discretion

Inquiry/Discretion

Inquiry/Discretion

62.2.6

Interfere or Jostle

Fine R2 000 or Inquiry

Suspension:

7 Days – 45 Days

 

Inquiry/Discretion

Inquiry/Discretion

Inquiry/Discretion

62.2.7

Interference

7 Days – 45 Days or Inquiry

 

Inquiry/Discretion

Inquiry/Discretion

Inquiry/Discretion

62.2.9

Blatant failing to ride to instructions

Inquiry

Inquiry/Discretion

Inquiry/Discretion

Discretion

62.2.10

Celebratory Gesture deemed to be unprofessional

R750 – R10 000

Discretion

Discretion

Discretion

66.4

Overweight or Underweight when weighing in

Discretion / Inquiry

Discretion

Discretion

Discretion

67

Objection Fee

R4 485

 

Discretion

Discretion

Discretion

70

Failing to report circumstances

Fine 750 – R5 000

Discretion

Discretion

Discretion

 

72

Prohibited Practices

Inquiry/Discretion

No Limits

No Limits

No Limits

 

77

Banned Substances (Rider)

Inquiry/Discretion

No Limits

No Limits

No Limits