Racing precedents

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


James Wallace Lemon


Appeal allowed, penalty varied


Suspension for 2 months under Rule 137(b) for failing to ride his mount out to the finish of a race. Appeal as to conviction dismissed. Appeal as to penalty allowed. Penalty varied to a fine of $500.

Racing type


Thoroughbred racing rules

Offence type



As to penalty, I am satisfied for all the particulars set out in ground 5 of the appeal that the penalty was manifestly excessive? I therefore allow the appeal against penalty and substitute this penalty in lieu of the 2 months suspension.

Paragraph number: 4

Decision file

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