Horse Racing
Jockey A Badel

30/01/2023 16:48

At the Sha Tin racemeeting conducted on Sunday, 29 January 2023, Jockey A Badel pleaded guilty to a charge of careless riding and was suspended from riding in races for a period to expire on Thursday, 23 February 2023 on which day he may resume race riding.  During the inquiry, Jockey Badel requested the Racing Stewards defer the commencement date of the suspension to commence on Sunday, 19 February 2023.  During this period, two Hong Kong racemeetings are scheduled to be conducted.

Jockey Badel has subsequently applied for the suspension to be varied to incorporate the racemeetings on Sunday, 12 February 2023 and Wednesday, 15 February 2023.  As this would have been available to Jockey Badel on the day that he incurred the careless riding suspension, the Racing Stewards have acceded to this request.  Two Hong Kong racemeetings will be held during the revised period of suspension which is consistent with the previous ruling.