Nash Rawiller has joined Craig Williams as a Melbourne Cup spectator after being denied a stay of proceedings on a careless riding appeal.
Rawiller was booked for the Mick Kent trained Unusual Suspect, a $41 chance in Tuesday’s Cup.
However, the family name will still be in the racebook with Nash’s brother Brad to ride the horse.
Rawiller was suspended for careless riding at last week’s Bendigo Cup meeting as was Craig Williams.
Both lost appeals before the Racing Appeals and Disciplinary Board last week and applied to the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal for a stay of proceedings pending further appeals.
Williams, who was to have ridden second favourite Dunaden, was the first to appear before VCAT on Monday.
The two judges rejected the application and said jockeys could not use stays of proceedings for their own convenience to ride in big races.
Christophe Lemaire is the replacement rider for Dunaden who is trained in his French homeland.