Apprentice Ben Kennedy Handed 9 Month Suspension

Deposit $100
to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

Deposit $50 bet with


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

Deposit $25
to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

Deposit $250
to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

New customers only. Exc NSW, SA, WA & VIC. Turnover requirements apply. Promotional T&Cs apply & available on website. Is gambling a problem for you? Call Gambling Help on 1800 858 858 or visit www.gamblinghelponline.org.au '

Young apprentice jockey Ben Kennedy has been served a nine month ban from riding after testing positive to drugs on December 24.

The top jockey tested positive for both amphetamines and cannabis at Ascot Racecourse.

Kennedy was tested after he was found asleep in the jockey’s room before race 8 on Christmas Eve.

The 19-year-old’s sentence will be revised in six months’ time if a clean sample can be provided.

Until then, Kennedy is banned from all facets of riding, including barrier trials and track work.

The apprentice said he had attempted to use the amphetamines for weight loss, while the cannabis was to help him sleep the night before.

The weight loss was in order to be able to ride Lovre at 53 kilograms in the ATA Handicap, in which he finished last.

Kennedy fronted the stewards inquiry in Perth today and expressed remorse for his actions.

“It was a silly mistake,” Kennedy said.

“It’s one that I regret. Instead of looking for another way out I took the easy way out.”

Chief steward Brad Lewis said the fact Kennedy had mixed the two different drugs led to his penalty being so severe.

“I think your senior riders would be disgusted,” Lewis said.

“The fact both drugs were in your system simultaneously places your offending in the highest category.

“The use of amphetamines for weight loss is unacceptable.”

As part of his suspension, Kennedy will be required to undergo drug counselling to help put him back on track.

About The Author


  1. good music downloader

    What a rejuvenating shock your posts are. Your posts of this matter is just what I desired to essentially set the history right. You need to keep up your publishing.

  2. best mp3 sites

    When I originally commented I clicked the -Notify me when new comments are added- checkbox and now each time a comment is added I purchase four emails sticking with the same comment. Can there be that is you’ll be able to eliminate me from that service? Thanks!

  3. ed sheeran songs

    I’d ought to seek advice from you here. Which isn’t some thing I usually do! I spend time reading an article which will make people believe. Also, thank you permitting me to comment!

  4. Cherilyn Michela

    What i do not realize is in reality how you’re now not actually much more neatly-favored than you may be right now. You’re very intelligent. You recognize therefore considerably relating to this topic, made me in my view consider it from a lot of varied angles. Its like women and men aren’t involved until it’s one thing to do with Girl gaga! Your own stuffs excellent. Always maintain it up!

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *