RWWA Stewards today concluded the adjourned Inquiry into Jockey P. Hall’s riding of YSMAEL in the straight at Belmont on Wednesday, 5 September 2012 in Race 7 the Corporate Bruce Handicap run over 1300m.

Evidence was taken from Jockey P. Hall, Licensed Trainer of YSMAEL Mr B. Watkins and Managing Part Owner Mr P. Belcastro.

Jockey Hall was found guilty to a charge under ARR.135(b) for failing to ride YSMAEL with sufficient vigour, purpose and urgency over the final 300m of the above race where in the opinion of the Stewards it was reasonable and permissible to do so to ensure that his mount was given full opportunity to win.

Jockey Hall subsequently was suspended from riding in races for a period of three (3) months effective immediately and to expire at midnight on 10 December 2012.

In assessing penalty Stewards took into account:

The seriousness of the offence

His prior conviction in that he was suspended for a period of six (6) weeks under the same rule in May, 1995

His personal circumstances

Media Contact:

Brad Lewis – Chief Steward Thoroughbred

Ph: 9445 5420