QUINN'S SUSPENSION TO START ON WEDNESDAY
Irish lightweight Jimmy Quinn, who was suspended following the successful objection lodged by Glen Boss in the final race at Happy Valley on Saturday, will start his three-day ban on Wednesday.
Quinn was first past the post on King Of Toys but was relegated to second when the stewards held he had been responsible for interference suffered by Prancing Horse which materially affected the result of the 1,000-metre dash.
It cost trainer Brian Kan Ping-chee what might be his 700th winner - but the facts concerning the exact number of winners trained by the former champion will be determined officially before Wednesday night's Happy Valley meeting.
Quinn yesterday morning met Kan and then applied to Hong Kong Jockey Club chief stipendiary steward, John Schreck, to have the suspension start on Wednesday night. Quinn is eligible to ride in only three races on Wednesday and another five at the International Races meeting on Sunday. Schreck said: 'The request was not unreasonable and I asked for comments on it from the panel. The suspension will now run from Wednesday through to the end of racing on the following Saturday.' Kan accepted the loss of the last race philosophically yesterday.
'If I had been lucky I might have had four winners but I got none. It happens in racing and there is plenty of time for me to get 700 winners,' he said.