Watch Live Racing FREE!
Sign-up now and Watch every Race Live and Free on your Phone!
Best Odds with Top Tote+ and Bet Back Offers!
Register at Australia's #1 Online Bookmaker!
Price Boosts, Racing Backups, Fluc Up!
Sign-Up to Australia's Fastest Growing Online Bookmaker!
Odds Boosts, Racing Offers, Massive MULTIS!
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!!
*Conditions Apply. Excl VIC, NSW, SA & WA. Gamble Responsibly
Image: AAP
Hugh Bowman is appealing the severity of a one-month suspension incurred in the Melbourne Cup

Hugh Bowman is appealing the severity of a one-month suspension incurred for three charges stemming from his ride on Melbourne Cup runner-up Marmelo.

Bowman was charged with careless riding at the 500m mark of Tuesday’s Cup as well as using the whip seven times more than allowed before the 100m mark of the 3200m-race at Flemington.

He was also hit with a ban for weighing in more than 0.5kg over his declared weight on Marmelo, who was beaten by a length by Cross Counter.

Bowman pleaded guilty to the charges and stewards outed him for 12 meetings, eight meetings and 21 meetings respectively for each of the offences and ruled the penalties be served cumulatively.

To avoid making the champion jockey’s suspension “manifestly excessive”, stewards ruled a one calendar month penalty of 35 meetings was appropriate and it concludes on December 8.

Bowman’s appeal against the severity of the penalty will be heard in Melbourne on Tuesday.

As it stands Bowman will miss the start of a scheduled stint in Japan and the chance at back-to-back Japan Cups on November 25, a race he won on Cheval Grand last year.

Bowman’s suspension began on Friday and he has not asked for a stay of proceedings.

He had been due to ride Manikato Stakes winner Brave Smash in Saturday’s Group One VRC Sprint Classic and Irish Derby winner Latrobe in the Group One Mackinnon Stakes.

Featured News

Free List of the Best Racing Bets and Bonus Offers

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

Update on Robbie Griffiths after brain surgery

Australian Trainers’ Association President Robbie Griffiths is resting comfortably after undergoing a longer than expected operation on a brain aneurysm....

Mystic Journey too good in PB Lawrence Stakes

Trainer Adam Trinder felt a sense of relief after Mystic Journey made a winning return in the PB Lawrence Stakes...

PB Lawrence Stakes results and replay – (Mystic Journey) 2019

View the results and replay for the 2019 PB Lawrence Stakes. The PB Lawrence Stakes was raced at Caulfield racecourse...

Exhilarates returns in style at Caulfield

Exhilarates has completed a feature three-year-old double at Caulfield for Godolphin after unleashing a powerful finish to record a first-up...

Bivouac blitzes rivals in G3 Vain Stakes

Exciting colt Bivouac has made an early-season statement with a dominant win in the Group Three Vain Stakes at Caulfield....

Colic rules Melbourne Cup contender out of spring

UK import Lord Belvedere will miss the this years Spring Racing Carnival after suffering a colic attack late last month....

Crowd favourite Jungle Edge banned from racing

Crowd favourite Jungle Edge has been banned from racing for three months after bleeding from both nostrils at Flemington today....

Jamie Kah lashes out at British racing industry

Group One winning Australian jockey Jamie Kah has hit out at the British racing industry calling it ‘backwards’ in regards...

Group One-winning Sydney trainer banned

Trainer Tim Martin has been disqualified for six months on an improper action charge relating to the purchase of a...

Jockey gets off light for seriously dangerous incident

Boy did the s… hit the fan in South Africa last night. In footage that was shades of the most...

Australian Bookmaker Reviews

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

Copyright © 2019 Just Horse Racing.
All rights reserved - Privacy Policy

Gamble Responsibly 18+
*State exclusions apply to some offers. Please check T&Cs of each offer with the bookmaker. All Offers Exclude NSW residents.