QLD Jockey Justin Stanley Suspended for Wager

Vintage Moss and Kahui

Jockey Justin Stanley, on Kahui (right), has been suspended for betting on the race

Racing Queensland Stewards conducted an inquiry on Wednesday into a wager placed by a licensed jockey Justin Stanley on the thoroughbred Kahui which raced at Doomben on 14 September 2011 and placed 2nd.

CCTV footage was obtained from a suburban pub TAB and a suburban TAB outlet and were submitted during the inquiry as well as oral evidence taken from Justin Stanley.

From the evidence presented at the inquiry Stanley was charged with Breaching Australian Rule of Racing 83

The specifics of this charge read as follows:

That on the 13th day of September 2011 whilst in the Bonny View Hotel you Justin Peter Stanley a licensed jockey with Racing Queensland Limited did place a bet on a thoroughbred race conducted at Doomben on 14 September 2011.

Stanley pleaded guilty to the charge.

Stewards took into account that the wager was placed on a horse being ridden by Mr Stanley and that he had pleaded guilty to the charge. Stewards however were concerned as to the significant amount wagered on the race by Stanley and the financial gain received by him as a result of this wager.

Stewards imposed a penalty of 1 month suspension. The suspension is to commence midnight 30/09/2011.

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