Jockey James McDonald has failed to appeal his 18month ban for a second time after he was found to have placed a bet on a horse that he rode at Randwick in December 2015.
McDonald was banned for 18months after placing a $1,000 bet on Astern in which he rode to win at Randwick.
McDonald’s appeal against the 18month ban has been dismissed meaning he will not be able to resume riding until May 15, 2018 and he has been ordered to pay all court costs incurred by Racing NSW.
James McDonald's appeal has been dismissed and court costs awarded to racing nsw. McDonald will serve 18 months
— Chris Roots (@ChrisRoots1) November 3, 2017