16-date ban for jockey

PUBLISHED : Friday, 26 November, 1999, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 26 November, 1999, 12:00am

English jockey Alan Munro was banned for 16 meetings yesterday over his controversial riding of Silent Partner at Sha Tin on Sunday.

Stewards barred Munro from racing until February 2 after finding him guilty of 'not taking all reasonable and permissible measures to ensure' his mount had a chance to place in the 1,600-metre Chevalier iTech Holdings Handicap.

A shocked Munro, 32, said an appeal was unlikely as he had presented the strongest case he could. 'I don't know what I'll do for the next two months,' he said.