Best Odds with Top Tote+ and Bet Back Offers!
Register at Australia's #1 Online Bookmaker!
Back A Winner!
Sign-Up to Australia's Fastest Growing Online Bookmaker!
Back Yourself!
Sign-up and start betting with Ladbrokes in 2 minutes!
Best Of The Best Odds!
Bet With Palmerbet and get Paid Top Fluc or Top Tote!
Massive Odds on All Races!
Sign-up and start betting with PlayUp in 2 minutes!
*Conditions Apply. Excl VIC, NSW, SA & WA. Gamble Responsibly
Search
 
Image: Bruno Cannatelli
Ben Allen's poor record of whip breaches has cost him a hefty suspension after a winning ride at Warrnambool

Jockey Ben Allen’s poor record of whip breaches has cost him a hefty suspension after a winning ride at Warrnambool.

Allen was suspended for 22 meetings by Racing Victoria stewards on Thursday, the ninth time since last year’s Warrnambool carnival he has breached the whip rule.

Jockeys are allowed to use the whip five times before the 100m mark then use it freely for the remainder of the race.

Allen rode Akamon to victory in the Ludeman Real Estate Handicap, gaining a last stride win over Midas Prince.

Stewards said Allen used the whip 11 times before the 100m mark, 20 times in total, including consecutive strides.

“It’s the ninth separate whip breach he’s had since this carnival last year and he’s won the race by the narrowest of margins,” RV deputy chief steward Rob Montgomery said.

“His last suspension was in December when he was suspended for 12 meetings so that penalty hasn’t been a deterrent.”

Allen will start his ban at midnight on May 11.

Harry Coffey, seven meetings, along with Jordan Child and apprentice Mikaela Lawrence, eight meetings, were suspended on careless riding charges.

 
*Existing customers only. 2nd Racing bet. Excl SA & WA. Tโ€™s & Cโ€™s apply. Gamble responsibly.
Featured News

Free Racing Bonus Bets and Offers

We take a look at the BIGGEST and BEST Free Daily Racing Offers and Betting Promotions from Australia’s leading online...

Kingston Town Classic results and replay – 2021

View the results and replay for the 2021 Kingston Town Classic. The Kingston Town Classic was raced at Ascot racecourse...

George Moore Stakes results and replay – 2021

View the results and replay for the 2021 George Moore Stakes. The George Moore Stakes was raced at Doomben racecourse...

Popular young jockey drowns in Queensland

Popular young jockey Chris Caserta is feared to have drowned after a late night swim at a Surfers Paradise beach...

Black Caviar gives birth to a filly

Champion mare Black Caviar has foaled down a filly by champion sire Written Tycoon. One of Black Caviar’s part-owners Pam...

Champion jockey Glen Boss announces retirement

Champion jockey Glen Boss will have his last ride this weekend at Caulfield as he calls an end to an...

Kingston Town Classic

The is aย  race held at each year. Theย  event is held in December each year and is one of...

Pakenham Cup

The is a race held at in Victoria each year. The () boasts a total prize pool of and is...

Australian Bookmaker Reviews

Which bookmaker should you bet with? We Review each of the leading online Australian Bookmakers and rate them in order...

 
 

Gamble Responsibly 18+
*State exclusions apply to some offers. Please check T&Cs of each offer with the bookmaker. All Offers Exclude NSW residents.
18+ Don't let the game play you. Stay in control. Gamble responsibly. Think! About your choices. Call Gambling Help on 1800 858 858 or visit www.gamblinghelp.nsw.gov.au or www.gamblinghelponline.org.au.