Group One Winning Jockey Banned For Three Years


Leading Aussie rider Adam Hyeronimus has been banned from competing for three years after Racing NSW stewards hd found the jockey to have breached rules in regards to betting related offences.

The 30 year old was not the only one who was involved in the proceedings with himself being banned for more than the allocated two year penalty for breaking the rules in regards to betting but his cousin, Blake Paine, a stable hand was also given a ban of two years and four months.

Hyeronimus was meant to ride on Wednesday at Canterbury but the ban starts with immediate effect which means he will be out of the sport for the foreseeable future unless he appeals the decision, that then means he can continue to ride under a stay of proceedings until that appeal is heard.

The NSW governing body found that the rider had placed two separate bets of $500 on horses he had been riding, with the first being on Lucky Meteor, who finished third at Canterbury in November 2016 and secondly on Limbo Soul, who won on debut at Rosehill in February 2017.

The bet on Limbo Soul was the most interesting with the odds of the horse shifting dramatically before the off with the original odds of $26 and going off at $3.20 favourite.

The two year old filly went on to win the race by just under four lengths on her debut.

Hyeronimus was also found to have breached betting rules on 28 other separate other occasions between 2016 and 2019, gambling on horses he did not ride between this time.

The hearing that took place saw evidence revealed by the stewards that explained text message and bank transfers between Hyeronimus and Paine had taken place, getting Paine to place the bets for the jockey.

The bets that were taken included win, place and accumulator bets on all different horses that ranged each time between $200 and $1000.