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Maskiell loses appeal

02 / 12 / 2012 Article by: Editor
Jason Maskiell - lost his appeal against a six-meeting suspension icon Click to enlarge

TASMANIAN jockey Jason Maskiell has lost his appeal against a six-meeting suspension as a result of him being charged by stewards for failing to take all reasonable and permissible measures to ensure Storm Cell finished in the best possible position in a race in Hobart on November 20.

Maskiell was outed for not urging his mount through a narrow gap between two horses about 200 metres from home.

When the gap closed Maskiell’s mount had nowhere to go and went to the line under a hold.

The Tasmanian Racing Appeal Board heard the appeal in Launceston last Friday where Tasmanian Jockeys Association secretary and general manager Kevin Ring acted as his representative and counsel during the appeal.

Despite putting forward A strong argument with descriptive evidence to support their claims, the appeal was dismissed and the penalty of six meetings for offending rule AR135(b) of the Rules of Thoroughbred Racing, “failing to take all reasonable and permissible measures” was reaffirmed.

The offence occurred during Race 3 at the meeting conducted by the Tasmanian Racing Club on 20 November 2012.

Maskiell’s suspension will conclude at midnight, December 12, 2012.