Rachael Blackmore handed five-day ban for Kilbeggan ride

Rachael Blackmore handed five-day ban for Kilbeggan ride

The jockey was found to have mistaken the winning post a circuit too early

BANNED: Jockey Rachael Blackmore has been handed a five-day ban. Picture: Seb Daly/Sportsfile

Wed, 24 May, 2023 – 22:36

Rachael Blackmore has been given a five-day ban for a controversial ride, having initially been cleared of breaching the rules.

The jockey was found to have mistaken the winning post a circuit too early at Kilbeggan on 12 May after an Irish Horseracing Board (IHRB) investigation.

Raceday stewards initially did not sanction the trailblazing 33-year-old.

Her mount Lady Rita went clear with a circuit left before eventually finishing fourth.

Blackmore also had to forfeit her riding fee.

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