Mike Moon
Horse racing correspondent
2 minute read
23 Oct 2020
1:34 pm

Jockey hit with R60K fine after controversial dead-heat win

Mike Moon

Jockey Chase Maujean has right of appeal against both the finding and penalty imposed.

Chase Maujean riding Kilauea earlier in the year.

Jockey Chase Maujean has been handed a R60 000 fine for the way he rode a horse when it dead-heated to win a much talked about race at Turffontein on 26 September. Half the penalty, R30 000, is suspended for a year provided Maujean is not found guilty of a repeat contravention of Rule 62.2.2. Maujean’s mount Puerto Manzano shared the spoils of a seven-horse Maiden Plate with stable companion Thumbs Up, ridden by Raymond Danielson. Remarkably, both horses raced in the colours of co-owner Laurence Wernars. The stipendiary stewards, unhappy with the effort Maujean put in, convened a formal...