Victorian jockey Ryan Maloney suspended for four months

Racing Victoria (RV) Stewards on Tuesday inquired into a report from Racing Analytical Services Limited (RASL) that a urine sample provided by licensed jockey Ryan Maloney at Caulfield Racecourse on 31 March 2018 contained a substance banned under Australian Rule of Racing (AR) 81B.

Mr Maloney on Tuesday plead guilty to a charge of breaching AR 81A(1)(a) having provided a sample of his urine, which was found on analysis to contain a banned stimulant.

Mr Maloney was suspended from riding in races for a period of four months commencing 31 March 2018 – the date on which he self-reported to Stewards and was stood down from all riding – and concluding at midnight on 31 July 2018.

In assessing penalty, Stewards took into account the seriousness of the matter, Mr Maloney’s guilty plea, his personal circumstances and that it was his first breach of the rule.

Stewards ordered that Mr Maloney is permitted to resume riding trackwork once he has provided a sample that is clear of any banned substance and an accompanying medical certificate.

During the course of Tuesday's inquiry, Stewards also considered inaccuracies in the evidence tendered by Mr Maloney on 31 March 2018. Having considered the evidence tendered at the inquiry, Stewards elected not to take any further action with respect to this.