Rawiller loses appeal – VCAT last chance

Jockey Nash Rawiller has lost his appeal against an eight meeting suspension ruling him out of riding in Tuesday’s $6m Melbourne Cup (3200m).

Rawiller was suspended for careless riding at Bendigo on Wednesday aboard Star Bender in a maiden.

He fronted the Racing Appeals and Disciplinary Board without success.

Rawiller was due to ride Unusual Suspect in the Melbourne Cup and pending an appeal will start his suspension after tomorrow’s Derby day.

It ends on midnight November 5, thus ensuring he misses the rest of the Flemington Spring Carnival.

Rawiller’s misfortune follows that of Craig Williams who failed to get off a 10 meeting suspension.

Both hoops are looking into a further option to sort an appeal to the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) in a bid to get a stay of proceedings to ride in the Melbourne Cup.

VCAT is a tribunal which sits below the Magistrates Court in the court hierarchy.

The timing of a hearing with VCAT will determine whether it is worthwhile for the jockeys to proceed.


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