Queensland jockey Alex Patis has been handed a one month ban for a shocking mistake at Toowoomba on Saturday.
Alex Patis was given a one month ban for failing to ride her mount Just Favulous out in the opening race at Toowoomba on Saturday night which arguably cost the horse the race.
Patis argued she misjudged the winning post which prompted her to stop riding her mount.
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The stewards report stated: “Apprentice Patis advised that when leading the event she misjudged the location of the winning post and, after having thought she had won the event, she stopped riding from this point,” the statement read.
“Apprentice A. Patis was subsequently found guilty of a charge under AR. 131(b) in that she failed to ride her horse out to the end of the race.
“Apprentice Patis’ licence to ride in races was suspended for a period of four weeks to commence at midnight on Sunday, October 6, and conclude at midnight on Sunday November, 3.