In-form jockey Matt McGillivray will have an appeal against a careless riding suspension heard nearly eight months after the penalty was handed down.
It has again highlighted long delays in hearing appeals at the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal which replaced the previous appeals system.
McGillivray was originally suspended for causing interference in a race in June.
He sought an internal review and when that failed he appealed to QCAT.
In the meantime he has been suspended twice more and served one of those while appealing the other to QCAT.
McGillivray’s lawyer Matt Tutt said jockeys and trainers were becoming frustrated with delays in hearing their appeals.
“Matt has a hearing date for February 15 which is nearly eight months after he was originally suspended,” Tutt said.
“I am also representing Bridget Grylls, Justin Stanley and Jeff Lloyd in appeals and I am still waiting to get a hearing date for them.”
“In NSW and Victoria careless riding appeals are heard very quickly so everyone knows where they stand. Maybe, it is time to adopt their systems here.”