Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Sporting ExcitementSporting Excitement

Horse Racing

Jockey banned moments after winning £122,000 in race that left rival trainer in tears

, Jockey banned moments after winning £122,000 in race that left rival trainer in tears

JOCKEY Sean Levey was banned moments after winning £122,000 in a race that left a rival trainer in tears.

Top rider Levey’s emotionally charged victory on Snow Lantern in the big race at Newmarket last Friday was a blinder.

Levey was a brilliant winner on Snow Lantern, but unfortunately picked up a ban after claiming £122,000 in the Group 1 race at Newmarket
Jarvis shed tears of frustration after seeing his horse Lady Bowthorpe finish fourth

Levey rode the Richard Hannon-trained Snow Lantern to victory in the Group 1 contest eight years after her dam, Sky Lantern, was denied on the line in the same race.

It was another top win for Levey, who has bagged just under £5.2million in the past five seasons.

However, he was hit with a six-day ban for ‘careless riding’ after stewards studied the post-race replay.

In an action-packed contest, six horses including the winner were involved in mid-race controversy.

Stewards determined that as a result of Levey’s riding, one horse was ‘carried onto’ another, who in turn forced another to check their run.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

Then that forced another horse to be carried off their straight line.

The stewards’ report on Levey – who recently said jockeys in the UK often race for ‘absolute peanuts’ – read: “An enquiry was held to consider two possible incidents of interference approaching the final furlong involving CHAMPERS ELYSEES (IRE), unplaced, ridden by Ben Coen, LAVENDER’S BLUE (IRE), unplaced, ridden by Jim Crowley, QUEEN POWER (IRE), unplaced, ridden by Silvestre De Sousa, PRIMO BACIO (IRE), placed fifth, ridden by Andrea Atzeni, SAFFRON BEACH (IRE), unplaced, ridden by David Egan, and the winner, SNOW LANTERN, ridden by Sean Levey.

“In the first incident, which the Stewards considered to be accidental, LAVENDER’S BLUE (IRE) shifted slightly left-handed away from the whip before being corrected by Crowley, causing QUEEN POWER (IRE) to be moved slightly off its intended line.

, Jockey banned moments after winning £122,000 in race that left rival trainer in tears

Levey celebrates after scooping £122,000 for connections following his win in the Tattersalls Falmouth Stakes

“In the second incident, Levey was suspended for 6 days for careless riding for switching his mount right-handed to continue its run, causing PRIMO BACIO (IRE) to be carried onto SAFFRON BEACH (IRE) which resulted in the rider of CHAMPERS ELYSEES (IRE) having to take a considerable check, and QUEEN POWER (IRE) to be carried of its intended line.”

There was sadness after the race as well as William Jarvis, the trainer of big fancy Lady Bowthorpe, was reduced to tears following his horse’s run.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

Lady Bowthorpe, who is owned by music superagent Emma Banks, came from a seemingly impossible spot to grab fourth under Kieran Shoemark.

Jarvis shed tears of frustration when speaking afterwards, although fourth was good enough for £11,550.

, Jockey banned moments after winning £122,000 in race that left rival trainer in tears

Music agent Banks, here with with Florence Welch, saw her horse finish fourth

He said: “Lady Bowthorpe was the best filly in the race and she deserves a Group 1, but Kieran said he had a wall of horses in front of him two out and just couldn’t get out.

“She’s an absolute star for us and would have won if it had been nine furlongs today.”

It is not uncommon for winning jockeys to pick up a ban after a race.

William Buick got one after riding a 66-1 winner at Royal Ascot.

However, they tend to be short and even offer jockeys a brief respite in a packed schedule.

FREE BETS GET OVER £2,000 IN SIGN UP OFFERS HERE

Commercial content notice: Taking one of the bookmaker offers featured in this article may result in a payment to SE. 18+. T&Cs apply. Begambleaware.org


Remember to gamble responsibly

A responsible gambler is someone who:

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.
  • Establishes time and monetary limits before playing
  • Only gambles with money they can afford to lose
  • Never chases their losses
  • Doesn’t gamble if they’re upset, angry or depressed
  • Gamcare – www.gamcare.org.uk
  • Gamble Aware – www.begambleaware.org

Advertisement
Advertisement

Latest

Boxing

ANTHONY JOSHUA has been offered a third crack at Oleksandr Usyk once the city of Kyiv and AJ’s confidence are rebuilt. The 32-year-old Watford...

Horse Racing

GODOLPHIN have decided to skip the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe with Adayar in favour of a blockbuster clash at Ascot with Baaeed. The...

Premier League

MANCHESTER UNITED return for their first Premier League game in a MONTH when they face rivals Man CIty in a huge derby. The Red...

Horse Racing

A MYSTERY buyer made a £2.3million splash in Ireland as horse racing’s transfer window started with a bang. Bloodstock agent Richard Knight made the...

Premier League

ARSENAL are out for revenge as they take on North London rivals Tottenham in a match where EITHER side could go top of the...

Golf

TIGER WOODS’ son shot his best-ever round of golf as his legendary father acted as caddie. Charlie Woods, 13, recorded a career low four-under-par...

Advertisement
Advertisement

Facebook