The reckless riding charge issued against Josh Cartwright at Morphettville last Saturday will be heard on Monday, February 13.
Josh Cartwright will learn his penalty on February 13. Photo: Racing NSW
Cartwright made national and global headlines after appearing to deliberately steer his mount Senior Council ($51) into the path of rivals in the final race on the program.
Part of the stewards’ report read:
“The particulars of the charge being that whilst riding SENIOR COUNCIL in Race 8 at Morphettville Parks on Saturday, 14 January 2017 he directed and rode his mount outwards in a reckless manner at an acute angle with the intention of making contact with runners to his outside and in doing so contacted GO THE JOURNEY inside the 200 metres, resulting in that horse being severely hampered and taken out onto HOUSE OF WAX, resulting in that horse becoming severely unbalanced and J. Holder becoming unbalanced and losing his seat, falling to the nearside of his mount before regaining his seat a number of strides thereafter.”
It was later revealed that the horse that won the race, Murti ($4 fav), was ridden by Cartwright’s girlfriend, 3kg apprentice Anna Jordsjo.
Cartwright pleaded guilty to the reckless riding charge.
Cartwright will be represented at the inquiry by experienced Sydney-based lawyer Wayne Pasterfield.
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