Double for Thompson and a suspension

Sunday 31 December 2017, 1:38pm

For the second time in a fortnight apprentice Ben Thompson has ridden a double before incurring a careless riding suspension.

Thompson rode a double at Caulfield on December 16 before being rubbed out for 12 meetings with Sandown on Saturday his first meeting back.

The apprentice guided Light Romance and Ozi Choice to success on Saturday before Racing Victoria stewards suspended him out for causing interference on Light Romance in the Ladbrokes Cash In Handicap, resulting in Bellegano, Purely Royal and Mawzoona being checked.

Stewards deemed the interference in the mid-range and suspended Thompson for 11 meetings which begins following the Sandown meeting on Wednesday.

He can return for the Flemington meeting on January 13.

Fellow Cranbourne apprentice Ethan Brown was outed for seven meetings for shifting ground aboard runner-up Petite's Reward in the Ladbrokes Odds Boost Handicap, hampering the winner Deconi.

His suspension also begins following Wednesday's meeting and he returns in time for the Sandown meeting on January 10.


Latest News

FALCON ISLAND Wins in Dynamic Style Smashing Multiple Records

Today, 2:02pm

On Sa­t­ur­day af­ter­noon at Wy­ong Race­course, the Gai Wa­ter­house & Adrian Bott trained Dy­nam­ic Syn­di­ca­tions gal­lop­er FAL­CON IS­LAND atoned for his nar­row last start 2nd, when crush­ing his peers in win­n­ing Race 7 the Cit­rus Clean Bench­mark 67 Hcp 1600m event.  More »


Today, 10:48am

We have plen­ty of ac­tion on the track start­ing with the con­sis­tent mare Hussy‚Äôs Glow run­n­ing at San­down to­day.   More »

Kris Lees calls on Jeff Lloyd for Doukhan

Friday, 13 July 2018

Train­er Kris Lees has giv­en vet­er­an jock­ey Jeff Lloyd his last chance to win the Queen's Cup with the ride on Doukhan.  More »

More news headlines »