SA jockeys to bring Court Application against racing regulator
Below, the correspondence so far:
FROM JOCKEYS ASSOCIATION ATTORNEYS TO NHA (or also referred to as NHRA):
“At around 6:30 am I received a response dismissing my clients contentions. As such I am in the process of preparing papers and launching and urgent Court application against the NHRA. I shall send you the response received under separate cover.”
INITIAL LETTER TO NHA:
2. Our client instructs us that pursuant to a directive issued by the National Horse Racing Authority on even date, (the NHRA directive), the NHRA, has stated that jockeys may continue to race as normal until the 4th January 2021, thereafter they are to elect in which province, they would like to remain until at least the end of January 2021.
3. It is submitted with respect that the NHRA directive is contrary to the current Covid 19 regulations that the NHRA purport to rely on. It is our client’s respectful submission that the NHRA directive infringes on our clients’ members Constitutional right to practice their chosen vocation, and prejudices our clients’ members earning ability and future career prospects.