Racing precedents

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


Paul James Harvey


Appeal allowed, penalty varied


Suspension for 22 days under Rule 137(a) for careless riding. Appeal dismissed, penalty confirmed. Application made to the Supreme Court for a writ of certiorari. Stay of proceedings granted. Notice of Discontinuance filed at Supreme Court.

Racing type


Thoroughbred racing rules

Offence type



In the end I was satisfied that Mr Harvey should have the benefit of any doubt arising out of the ambiguity and? Subject to the amount of time this penalty was stayed, the 22 days continue until their effluxion.

Paragraph number: 17

Decision file

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