Horse Racing
Club statement regarding disqualification of Nash Rawiller

25/04/2018 16:30

The Racing Stewards of the Hong Kong Jockey Club have acted today to disqualify jockey Nash Rawiller with immediate effect for breaches of the Rules of Racing prohibiting a jockey from having an interest in a bet (Rule 59(3)) and from receiving a benefit for providing tips (Rule 59(2)).  The period of disqualification is 15 months for each offence, to be served concurrently.

Overseas racing authorities will be notified of the Racing Stewards’ decision and the penalties imposed for the purposes of international reciprocation as provided for by Article 10 of the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities (IFHA) International Agreement (IABRW).

The Racing Stewards’ Inquiry was opened after an interview conducted with Mr Rawiller yesterday, 24 April following an investigation into these matters by the Club.  The Club’s policy is not to comment on the details of any of its investigations.

“The Club’s handling of this matter demonstrates the expert nature and strength of the Club’s systems for the prevention and detection of breaches of the Rules of Racing, and our unwavering resolve to ensure the highest standards of the integrity in Hong Kong racing,” said Mr Andrew Harding, Executive Director, Racing.


Rule of Racing 59 (2) states:-

“No jockey shall:-

Accept or agree to any pecuniary or other gift or other consideration in connection with any race in which he rides or is to ride except from the nominator of the horse he rides or is to ride in such race without the consent of such nominator.”


Rule of Racing 59 (3) states:-

“No jockey shall:-

Bet or facilitate the making of a bet or have any interest in a bet on any race or any contingency relating to a race meeting.”