Damien Oliver has failed in his appeal against a reckless riding charge at the the Racing Appeals and Disciplinary Board on Friday morning and his 20-meeting suspension will stand.
Champion jockey Damien Oliver has lost a reckless riding appeal that rules him out of the spring carnival until Melbourne Cup day.
Oliver plead not guilty to the charge but was banned from 20 race meetings, starting after the Caulfield Cup and ending on October 31. - Bensley told Sports Today.
Stewards outed Oliver for his winning ride in the Blue Sapphire Stakes at Caulfield on Wednesday judging he angled out at the 700m-mark on Flying Artie causing interference to another runner.
Oliver moved his mount out to challenge down the back straight, severely hampering another rival, Ken's Dream, ridden by Dean Yendall.
Hurricane Nicole nears Bermuda
The hurricane which has now been upgraded to a Category 4 on a scale of 5, is due to hit Bermuda just after noon, local time. The storm's top sustained winds have increased to near 215 kilometres per hour, with higher gusts, the Miami-based NHC said.
North Dakota oil production drops below 1M barrels daily
Helms said the Oneok Bear Creek gas processing plant now operating in Dunn County will help the industry meet that goal. The state's current count is 33 rigs, up 2 from July's mark but far below the all-time high of 218 in May 2012.
Clinton aide says Pence didn't get job done
Clinton is far more practiced at town halls and prefers smaller events with more direct voter engagement. In that survey, independents were backing Trump 42% to Clinton's 35%, with 15% behind Johnson.
He becomes just the second Victorian in a decade to be hit with a reckless riding suspension, and for the first time in his long and storied career.
Fellow jockey Chris Symons gave supporting evidence for Oliver, arguing that the racing manners of Flying Artie may have contributed to the incident as the inexperienced colt "rushed" when Oliver attempted to angle clear.
After an hour of deliberations the appeal was dismissed and, despite a submission on behalf of Oliver to reduce the verdict to 17 meetings so he could return for Derby Day, the RAD board declined to do so.
"There was a little bit more contact than I anticipated because the horse in front of me hadn't dropped down to the fence, but I couldn't believe it", he said.