Jockey outed for eight months

Jockey Nathan Cumberland has been suspended for eight months by stewards after testing positive to a banned substance.

prescription_drugsCumberland returned the positive urine sample after riding at Queanbeyan, near Canberra, on December 7 last year.
He was stood down from riding on December 23 and stewards heard the matter on Tuesday when they suspended his licence to ride in races until August 23.
Cumberland was advised he could have two months shaved off the penalty if he underwent "satisfactory" counselling, which would result in him being able to resume riding in races in June.
He can resume riding trackwork on April 23.