Jockey Jimmy Orman has been in fine form at a number of tracks in recent times but a trip to Ballina, on November 23 where he rode two winners, has had a sour sequel with the top Brisbane rider receiving a costly one month ban after being found guilty of trying to deceive stewards when weighing in after winning the last race on the card at that meeting.
Orman was found guilty of two serious charges by NSW stewards with the timing of his ban meaning he will miss the rest of the lucrative Queensland Summer Carnival, including the big Magic Millions race-day.
Stewards charged and found Orman guilty at the meeting under AR229(1)(a) for corruption, dishonesty and misleading behaviour after he was allegedly found to have tried to not give a correct weight reading in at the weigh in by resting his leg against the face of the scale. After his actions were challenged by stewards, Orman ultimately weighed in at 58.7kg … after weighing out at 57.4kg.
Orman did plead his innocence but his account of events was rejected by stewards.
Orman was also found guilty under AR211 (1) for returning to scale in excess of half a kilo over his declared weight of 57kg for which was fined $400.