Robinson's Appeal dismissed
Controversial jockey Allan Robinson’s appeal against a three-month running and handling suspension was dismissed at a marathon seven-hour hearing on Thursday.
Robinson, who was granted a stay of proceedings until the appeal at Racing NSW headquarters was heard, will be sidelined until November 13.
The appeal panel found all six charges against Robinson over his ride on Kwilas Law at Quirindi on May 1 to be proved.
Robinson was found guilty under Australian racing rule 135 (b) for his ride in the John Cobcroft Tribute Handicap (1200m) in which Kwilas Law ran less than two lengths fourth to Tomino as a $21 chance.
Rule 135 (b) states: “The rider of every horse shall take all reasonable and permissible measures throughout the race to ensure that his horse is given full opportunity to win or to obtain the best possible place in the field.”
The inquiry into the ride commenced on race day and evidence was taken from Robinson and trainer Luke Griffith.
A report on all betting on the race was presented by Racing NSW betting steward Terry Griffin during the course of the inquiry and an unlicensed person was interviewed regarding the betting trends with an off-course betting agency.