Lerena banned three times

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Top jockey Gavin Lerena has picked up three separate suspensions in the NHA press release detailing the outcomes of various enquiries conducted recently.
April 17, 2019

NHA PRESS RELEASE

Inquiry – Jockey Lyle Hewitson

The National Horseracing Authority confirms that at an Inquiry held in Durban on 15 April 2019, Jockey Lyle Hewitson was charged with a contravention of Rule 62.2.7, in that as the rider of ELNORA, he failed to ensure that he did not cause interference to other runners when shifting outwards in the closing stages of Race 1 at the Greyville Racecourse on 7 April 2019.

Jockey Hewitson pleaded guilty and was found guilty of the charge.

The Inquiry Board after considering the evidence, imposed a penalty of a suspension of 7 days.

Jockey Hewitson has the Right of Appeal against the severity of the penalty imposed.

Inquiry – Jockey Billy Jacobson

The National Horseracing Authority confirms that at an inquiry held in Durban on 15 April 2019, Jockey Billy Jacobson was charged with a contravention of Rule 72.1.18 in that as a licensed jockey, whilst at the Summerveld Training Centre on 28 March 2019, he swore at licensed officials, namely Messrs B Ngcobo, R Jeewanlall, D Anderson and T Nhlapo. In addition, Jockey Jacobson was charged with a contravention of Rule 72.1.25 in that he behaved in an improper manner by walking towards Mr B Ngcobo, the Starter, in an aggressive manner.

Jockey Jacobson pleaded guilty to the contravention of Rule 72.1.18 and pleaded not guilty to the contravention of Rule 72.1.25.

The Inquiry Board having considered the particulars of these incidents as well as mitigating factors presented, felt that an appropriate penalty is that Jockey Jacobson be fined the sum of R20 000, R10 000 of which is suspended for a period of 2 years on condition that he is not found guilty of a contravention of any of the conduct related Rules during this period.

Jockey Jacobson has the Right of Appeal against the finding and the penalty in respect of the Rule 72.1.25 finding and against the severity of the penalty in respect of the Rule 72.1.18 finding.

Inquiry : Jockey Gavin Lerena

The National Horseracing Authority confirms that at an inquiry held in Johannesburg on 5 April 2019, Jockey Gavin Lerena was charged with a contravention of Rule 62.2.7, in that whilst riding HAWWAAM, he failed to ensure that he did not cause interference to APPROACH CONTROL, at the 200m in Race 9 run at Turffontein Racecourse on 2 March 2019.

The Inquiry Board, in Mr Lerena’s absence, entered a please of not guilty on his behalf, but found Jockey Lerena guilty of the charge and imposed a penalty of a suspension from riding in races for a period of 7 days.

Jockey Lerena has the Right of Appeal against both the finding and penalty imposed.

Inquiry : Jockey Gavin Lerena

The National Horseracing Authority confirms that at an inquiry held in Johannesburg on 1 April 2019, Jockey Gavin Lerena was charged with a contravention of Rule 62.2.7, in that whilst riding CASCAPEDIA, he failed to ensure that he did not cause interference to other runners, shortly before the finish line, in Race 6 run at Turffontein Racecourse on 2 March 2019.

Jockey Lerena pleaded not guilty to the charge.

The Inquiry Board found Jockey Lerena guilty of the charge and imposed a penalty of a suspension from riding in races for a period of 7 days.

Jockey Lerena waived his Right of Appeal and was granted permission to take his suspension from 14 April to 20 April 2019, both days inclusive.

Inquiry : Jockey Gavin Lerena

The National Horseracing Authority confirms that at an inquiry held in Johannesburg on Wednesday 13 March 2019, Jockey Lerena was charged with a contravention of Rule 62.2.7, in that whilst riding SYLVAN ON FIRE he failed to ensure that he did not cause interference to other runners leaving the 200m in Race 4 run at Turffontein Racecourse on 2 March 2019.

Jockey Lerena pleaded not guilty to charge, but was found guilty of the charge.

When assessing the penalty, the Inquiry Board took into consideration Jockey Lerena’s clean record with regard to a contravention of this particular Rule over the past two years and imposed a penalty of a suspension from riding in races for a period of 10 days.

Jockey Lerena has the Right of Appeal against both the finding and penalty imposed.

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