At the Happy Valley racemeeting conducted last night, Jockey M L Yeung pleaded guilty to a charge of careless riding and was suspended from riding in races for a period to expire on Monday, 19 October 2020 on which day he may resume race riding. During the inquiry, Jockey Yeung requested the Racing Stewards defer the commencement date of the suspension to commence on Wednesday, 14 October 2020. During this period, two Hong Kong racemeetings are scheduled to be conducted.
Jockey Yeung informed the Racing Stewards this morning that he overlooked that he had accepted an important race riding engagement at the Sha Tin racemeeting to be conducted on Sunday, 18 October 2020.
As the Racing Stewards would have permitted Jockey Yeung to fulfil this race riding engagement had they been made aware of the commitment when ruling on the period of suspension, it has been decided that Jockey Yeung’s period of suspension from riding in races is now to commence on Sunday, 11 October 2020 and to expire on Thursday, 15 October 2020 on which day he may resume race riding. Two Hong Kong racemeetings will be held during the revised period of suspension which is consistent with the previous ruling.