Four Years For Sydney Drug Jockey

By: Ryan Clark
March 24th, 2011

A lengthy ban has been handed down to a Sydney jockey after he returned a positive reading for an illegal substance earlier in the year.

Andrew Banks, who was based out of Warwick Farm, pleaded guilty when facing a hearing regarding a urine sample taken at his home track on February 22.

Reports only indicate that following a track-work session Banks urine sample contained traces of a banned substance with no word on what the substance was.

It is the fourth time Banks has been caught for similar incidents, the last time in 2006 he copped a two year ban.

He has the right to appeal the penalty but based on his previous record a challenge seems unlikely.

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