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Zahra loses suspension and fine appeal

Jockey Mark Zahra has lost his appeal against the severity of a 25-meeting suspension and $3800 fine for careless riding in a race at Randwick.

Zahra loses suspension and fine appeal

Jockey Mark Zahra has lost his appeal against the severity of a 25-meeting suspension and $3800 fine for careless riding in a race at Randwick.

Jockey: Mark Zahra
Jockey: Mark Zahra Picture:(Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

Mark Zahra Horseform has failed in his appeal against the severity of a lengthy careless riding suspension but fellow Melbourne jockey Jye McNeil Horseform has had a suspension overturned.

Zahra was outed for 25 meetings and fined $3800 for careless riding aboard the winner Power Scheme Horseform at Randwick last Saturday, resulting in two horses and their jockeys (Andrew Adkins and Glyn Schofield) falling in the concluding stages of the race.


Zahra's appeal was dismissed on Thursday with his ban to begin on April 23 and end on June 1.

McNeil won his appeal against both the conviction and penalty of a 10-meeting careless riding suspension for his ride on Fifty Stars in the Doncaster Mile.

Zahra is booked for four rides at Randwick on Saturday and another four at Sandown on Monday before his ban begins.

His Randwick rides include two-year-old Power Scheme in the Group One Champagne Stakes (1600m) and last-start Listed winner Naantali Horseform in the Group One All Aged Stakes.

McNeil will be in action at Caulfield on Saturday with his rides including Furrion in the Group Three Easter Cup.

AAP


AAP



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