Damien Oliver has been banned from riding for 20 meetings following a reckless riding charge by Victoria Racing Stewards.
Oliver was issued with the suspension for his ride on Flying Artie in today’s Blue Sapphire Stakes. Stewards claimed Damien Oliver had turned his horses head out and made heavy contact with Dean Yendall’s mount Ken’s Dream.
Oliver, who went on to win the Blue Sapphire, argued his case to stewards but was unable to escape the charge.
Reports suggest Oliver will appeal the suspension.
Do you think the suspension is fair? Comment below!
Jockey Damien Oliver has received a 20 meeting suspension over his ride on Flying Artie in today's Blue Sapphire at Caulfield. Rides Sat.
— Andrew Bensley (@AndrewBensley) October 12, 2016
Damien Oliver will appeal against a 20-meeting suspension that threatens to decimate his spring carnival. @G1X_RACING
— adrian dunn (@adriandunn2) October 12, 2016