Rider Given 56 Day Ban In Britain

56 Day Ban

Conditional rider Callum McKinnes has been handed a 56 day ban from riding after it was found that the jockey ailed to ride a horse on its merits back in October at Hereford.

The ban was handed out after the 7lb claiming rider was said to have not ridden World Trip to a proper finish in the mares' novice hurdle at Hereford over two months ago.

The BHA disciplinary panel decided that there was enough evidence of McKinnes breaking the rules set in place to stop things like this happening when only finishing fifth on the 150/1 shot.

The incident that occurred was referred by the racecourse stewards on the day and since the issue at hand has been dealt with by the BHA.

(Credit Racing Post) A report said: "The panel has found Mr McKinnes’s breach of the riding standard required by the rules to be deliberate rather than the negligent breach he admitted. It was behaviour aggravated by his untruthfulness both before the Hereford stewards and before this panel.

"If he had ridden normally, there is every reason to think that World Trip would have improved her placing and finished fourth. Instead he rode in a way that brings racing into disrepute.

"In the light of these factors and the facts of the case generally, the panel decided that a suspension of 56 days was warranted."

McKinnes's suspension began on December 4 and runs to January 31.