Dunn to miss Guineas after suspension
Melbourne jockey Dwayne Dunn will miss Saturday week’s Group I Australian Guineas meeting after Tasmanian stewards suspended the rider at Wednesday’s Launceston meeting.
Dunn travelled to Launceston to ride White Yard in the Group III Launceston Cup but found himself in trouble with stewards after shifting out prior to the home turn of the $225,000 race.
Stewards charged Dunn with careless riding in the incident after alleging Dunn’s actions to allow White Yard to shift out caused interference to the eventual winner Fast Future, causing jockey Jamie Mott to check the Russell Cameron-trained galloper.
Davcon and Red Buttons also suffered interference in the aftermath to the incident.
Stewards suspended Dunn for three Tasmanian meetings, meaning the jockey’s ban will start at midnight on Saturday night and will end on March 7.