Drug shock as top jockey Kieran Shoemark suspended from duty after failing test

The jockey is alleged to have tested positive for cocaine and could face a lengthy ban from the sport. Firmly in the up-and-coming category, Shoemark, who has ridden in the Queen's silks, has been suspended from riding since Wolverhampton late last month. The jockey had made waves in recent weeks with wins for Godolphin and a Royal Ascot victory – […]

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Jailed jockey Charlie Deutsch back with a bang as he rides Aso to victory at Newbury

The jockey rode ASO to victory at Newbury on Friday just a month after getting back in the saddle following his time in prison. The former Grand National trial-winning rider was found guilty of driving over the drink drive limit and escaping police custody in March. Then 21, he was stopped for a breath test after a night out in […]

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Jockey managers and tipping service to come under the spotlight

A move to stop jockey managers betting or running tipping service by stewards is sure to be back on the agenda after the Roheryn inquiry on Saturday. Josh Parr’s ride on the $1.50 favourite Roheryn was misjudged, and will probably be found that way by stewards. His manager John Walter’s tipping service allegedly selecting the winner Chess Star is a […]

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Top English jockey Doyle flies into Caulfield as raiders step out

It's not just European horses who are chasing Australia's rich prizemoney over the next few months: Some of the continent's top riders are trying their luck Down Under. Godolphin-retained rider James Doyle, who has won group races in England, Ireland and France this year, is jetting in to Caulfield to partner several horses for Godolphin trainer Charlie Appleby, who has […]

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Canberra jockey Patrick Scorse enjoys winning return in ACT

Canberra jockey Patrick Scorse didn't have to wait long for his first win back in the capital following a move to Sydney last month. Scorse stormed home aboard Emerald Fortune to win the first at Thoroughbred Park on Friday in his second meeting back in Canberra. Romance Can Costa, green, reels in hot favourite First Courrier in race two in […]

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