Fifth rider fined in Victorian safety vest blitz

Fifth rider fined in Victorian safety vest blitzRacing Victoria stewards fined another jockey at Tuesday’s Wodonga meeting as they continued their blitz on the use of modified safety vests.

Jarrod Fry earned himself a $1000 fine after stewards caught the apprentice with a modified safety vest at the country meeting.

Fry was the fifth rider suspended during the blitz, which began when Kiwi apprentice Daniel Stackhouse fell foul of the stewards at last Saturday’s Caulfield meeting.

Jockeys Michael Carson, Ruth Bradley and Kelly Myers were all fined $1000 at Cranbourne on Sunday while an inquiry into a vest used by Michelle Payne was adjourned.
Sydney stewards have also been on the offensive against modified safety vests with the tally of jockeys fined for possessing the garments stretching into double figures.
Stewards resume an inquiry into a vest confiscated from Corey Brown at Canterbury on Wednesday.