Apprentice jockey Joshua Morrow has been suspended for four months after pleading guilty to betting.
Morrow placed 65 bets totalling $8,807 on Thoroughbred races between April and June last year through betting accounts in his name.
At a Steward’s Inquiry Morrow pleaded guilty to breaching AR rule 115(1)(c)
A jockey or apprentice must not:
bet, or have any interest in a bet, or facilitate a bet, on any race.
Acting Racing Integrity Commissioner Mark Ainsworth has expressed his disappointment that an apprentice would jeopardise his career and deliberately flout the rules.
“This should serve as a deterrent to all participants that these activities are not tolerated,” he said.
Mr Morrow’s suspension commenced on 25 January 2021 and remains in place until 25 April.