Racing precedents

A list of precedents from determinations made by the Racing Penalties Appeal Tribunal.


Glen David Richards


Appeal allowed, penalty varied


Disqualification for 12 months for breach of Rule 243 for behaviour detrimental to harness racing by using a ?stock? whip in the training of horses. Appeal against conviction dismissed. Appeal against penalty upheld. Penalty varied to 6 months disqualification.

Racing type


Harness racing rules

Offence type



I do not agree with the proposition put forward by Mr Margaretic, counsel for the appellant, that a charge under Rule 243 could not? suggestion that such use caused suffering (and not injury) to the horses in question.

Paragraph number: 5

Decision file

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