Gold Edition’s former jockey Glenn Lynch has had strict restrictions placed on his licence after fronting Racing NSW stewards to consider recommendations made by the Riding Skills Panel.
Lynch fronted the Riding Skills Panel (RSP) for mentoring and remedial training after two recent careless riding suspension took his total to 11 careless riding bans in the past 18 months.
Stewards fully adopted the RSP’s recommendations. The RSP compromised of Maurice Logue, Ron Quinton and Marc Van Gestel.
Acting under the powers of AR92A, stewards placed the following limitations on Lynch’s licence.
1.Before returning to race riding (eligible August 11, 2013) G Lynch be required to undergo a satisfactory period (minimum of six sessions – at a frequency of no more than one session per week) of professional counselling with a recognised Sports Physiologist that addresses the issues displayed in his riding, particularly in regard to the duty of care he is displaying to fellow riders and the desperation shown in his riding technique.
2.That on return from suspension for a period of six months commencing August 11, 2013 and expiring February 11, 2014. G Lynch is restricted to riding at NON TAB race meetings in NSW.
3.During this six month period should he be found guilty of a grade two or higher careless riding charge he be referred back to the RSP, for remedial training and any further recommendation to licensing and/or stewards that they see fit.
4.At the completion of the six month period of riding at NON TAB race meetings, the RSP will assess his riding during that period with a view to making a recommendation concerning the reinstatement of his jockeys licence.
5.Should the RSP recommend that his licence be re-instated and should he be found guilty of a grade two or higher careless riding charge within the following six months, G Lynch will then be referred immediately to the RSP, for remedial training and any further recommendation to licensing and/or stewards that they see fit.
6.That upon completion of the first six month period of riding at TAB race meetings, the RSP will assess G Lynch’s riding during that period with a view to making a recommendation concerning whether any conditions will continue to be attached to his jockeys license.
7.That G Lynch is not to ride in races more than four days within any seven day period and any application to vary same shall not be entertained before the August 11, 2014.
8.G Lynch was further advised that should the duty of care shown by him to fellow riders not be adequate the recommendations referred to in these conditions may include a recommendation that his jockey’s license be revoked.
Lynch was advised of his rights of appeal.