News About: Ben Looker

Lack Of Races Sends Raeburn South

Lack Of Races Sends Raeburn South

10 Aug, 2011

Queensland Cup placegetter Raeburn will head south for the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival earlier than planned due to the lack of suitable staying races on offer in his home state.

The seven-year-old gelding has not had a run since his third placing to Tinseltown in the Listed Queensland Cup at Eagle Farm on July 9.…

Scriven Ban On Hold Pending Appeal

Scriven Ban On Hold Pending Appeal

28 Apr, 2011

Shane Scriven has launched a desperate big to reduce the severity against the five month ban for whip stealing he received last week.

He got some good news early on and has been granted a stay of proceedings against the suspension relating to a race in Ipswich earlier this month.

It means he will be …

Scriven Whipped With 5 Months By Racing QLD

Scriven Whipped With 5 Months By Racing QLD

21 Apr, 2011

Shane Scriven was bracing for a lashing when he faced Racing Queensland in the wake of the whip stealing incident today but the punishment he received shocked everyone.

He was belted with a six month suspension for improper riding reduced by just one month after he pleaded guilty.

There was never any doubt as to …

Ipswich Whip Thief To Front Racing QLD

Ipswich Whip Thief To Front Racing QLD

19 Apr, 2011

An inquiry into one of the most bizarre events to occur in a horse race will resume this Thursday when stewards try and piece together the whip stealing saga.

Shane Scriven is the man at the centre of the drama after stealing another riders whip in a Queensland race last week..

Despite no formal protest …