Top New Zealand jockey Jason Waddell has been banned from racing for 10 years for threatening to kill a racing official.
Jason Waddell has received a ten year disqualification for threatening to kill a racing official as well as posting an insulting social media message about another leading racing figure and threatened him during a phone call.
The top NZ jockey received a 22month suspension after failing to comply with New Zealand Racing’s drug-testing procedures which is reported to have sparked the phone call in which he threatened to kill a racing official.
“A disqualification is the only proper sanction to denounce Mr Waddell’s conduct and to reflect the fact that he is not a fit and proper person to be involved in the racing industry,” the JCA said.
Waddell was one of the country’s leading jockeys, he has ridden 688 winners from his 5460 starts and won over $13 million in prizemoney.
Waddel cannot apply for a riding licence until September, 2030.