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!
*Conditions Apply. Excl VIC, NSW, SA & WA. Gamble Responsibly
Image: Darren Winningham
Zoe White has been disqualified for six months after she defied a Stewardโ€™s direction to stand down from riding

Queensland apprentice jockey Zoe White has been disqualified for six months for refusing a steward’s direction to stand down from riding while she self-quarantined.

White was the leading rider in central Queensland for several years but in recent times has been competing in both southern and northern parts of the state.

She has ridden 175 winners in a career which has been stalled on occasions by injury.

Stewards opened an inquiry, which was held by telephone on Thursday, when White was alleged to have attended trackwork in Rockhampton on Wednesday despite being directed to stand down from riding and to self-quarantine for 14 days.

The injury heard White rode trackwork and nominated to ride in Central Zone 6 earlier this week in contravention to the new Covid-19 zoning rules requiring her to ride in Brisbane Metro South West Zone 2.

That zone is the same region as her master.

Queensland Racing Integrity Commissioner Ross Barnett said the actions of the apprentice jockey to place the industry and the community at risk were serious and would not be tolerated.

“The zoning rules have been put in place to protect the health and safety of racing industry participants and the public in unprecedented times,” he said.

“The adoption of designated racing regions to further support the Queensland Government’s direction to stay local, reduce non-essential travel and to limit the spread of COVID-19 are non-negotiable.

“These new rules are currently protecting the livelihoods of thousands of people in the racing industry, to flout them shows a total disregard for the difficult situation everyone is currently facing.

“Six months disqualification is an appropriate penalty and a lesson for every racing participant to abide by these directions at all times.”

White’s disqualification will end October 2.

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

Stradbroke Handicap results and replay – 2021

View the results and replay for the 2021 Stradbroke Handicap. The Stradbroke Handicap was raced at Eagle Farm racecourse on...

JJ Atkins Stakes results and replay – 2021

View the results and replay for the 2021 JJ Atkins Stakes. The JJ Atkins Stakes was raced at Eagle Farm...

Watch ๐Ÿ“บ Frankel’s daughter beats Black Caviar’s daughter

The babies of the champions have long held appeal with race goers. And, today at Flemington, the youngest offspring of...

Allan Endresz launches legal proceedings against racing bodies

Remember Alligator Blood? Of course, you do even though the horse has not run for seven months. The then David...

Race horses die in tragic crash

Five race horses have reportedly died in a truck crash in the Hunter Region of NSW on Saturday morning. According...

Victorian racing to continue with no crowds

No spectators will be allowed on-course at Victorian race meetings after Victorian Government ordered a lockdown following a recent COVID...

Watch ๐Ÿ“บ Black Caviar’s daughter wins jumpout

Champion sprinter Black Caviar may have produce a future star after her daughter Invincible Caviar scored an impressive win at...

Prominent trainer and jockey charged for animal cruelty

Trainer Kim Waugh and jockey Serg Lisnyy have been charged for committing an act of cruelty on a horse which...

Sydney trainer hit with nine month suspension

Group 1-winning trainer David Pfieffer has been suspended for nine months after substituting a urine sample in 2019. Racing New...

Australian Bookmaker Reviews

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

 
 
Copyright © 2021 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.
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.