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Victorian jockey suspended for three weeks
11 Oct 2017 | ThoroughbredNEWS News Desk 

The Victorian Racing Appeals and Disciplinary Board on Wednesday suspended jockey Kate Walters for three weeks for failing to restrain and/or steady her mount, Buccellati, at Coleraine on August 12th.

Judge Bowman (Chair), Stephen Curtain, Prof Raymond Harbridge.

James Hitchcock appeared for the Racing Victoria stewards.
Matt Hyland of the VJA appeared on behalf of Ms Walters.

AR 135(b)
The rider of every horse shall take all reasonable and permissible measures throughout the race to ensure that his horse is given full opportunity to win or to obtain the best possible place in the field

Ms Walters failed to make sufficient effort to restrain and/or steady her mount, Buccellati, to afford it some respite from the extremely fast tempo set by her in Race 6 at Coleraine on Saturday, 12 August 2017.

Not guilty.

The Board finds the charge proved.

Ms Walters convicted and her licence to ride in races suspended for a period of 3 weeks commencing at midnight on Thursday, 12 October 2017.
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