Englishman fined $25,000, incurs two-day ban for careless ride
The season is getting shorter for everyone, but the process is happening slightly quicker for English rider Brett Doyle, who caught a careless riding ban yesterday that will cancel out two of the remaining days. Doyle pleaded guilty to the charge after his ride Johnson in race five shifted in near the 1,300 metres, taking New Leader across the running of plunge horse Winning Mascot, who was crowded and lost his position. Doyle was handed a two-day suspension and a fine of $25,000, with the suspension deferred until after the Happy Valley meeting on Wednesday June 8. Doyle will return on June 16.