Horse Racing
DIAMOND BRILLIANT (B372) – Race 8 – Babington Handicap Wednesday, 8 July 2020 Happy Valley Racemeeting

06/07/2020 13:06

The Stewards have been contacted by Mr T P Yung, the trainer of DIAMOND BRILLIANT, regarding B Shinn being declared this morning as the rider of the horse in the stated race.

Mr Yung explained that his stable inadvertently inputted B Shinn as the rider of DIAMOND BRILLIANT when Z Purton had been booked to ride the horse.  Mr Yung said that Jockey Purton was booked to ride DIAMOND BRILLIANT some weeks ago and that he had ridden the horse in some of its work in the lead up to Wednesday’s race, including last Saturday, 4 July 2020.

Having considered the circumstances of this case, the Stewards accepted that the incorrect rider had been inputted at the time of declarations and therefore acceded to the application submitted by Mr Yung for the rider of DIAMOND BRILLIANT in this race to be changed from B Shinn to Z Purton.

Mr Yung, together with his assistant trainer, will be interviewed regarding this matter prior to the Happy Valley racemeeting to be conducted this Wednesday, 8 July 2020.