Top apprentice Shamaree Muir has been suspended by the stewards for three racedays for intimidatory riding aboard the favourite VALID IMAGE in the fifth race over the straight at Caymanas Park last Saturday.
Muir was penalised for the intimidation and interference (drifting out) caused to the runner-up PREMIUM RETURNS approaching the 400-metre point. VALID IMAGE finished third.
Muir's suspension will take effect on Saturday, September 14. He was also fined $5,000 for failure to persevere with his mount to the winning post.
cautioned for interference
At the same hearing at the offices of the Jamaica Racing Commission on Tuesday, Muir who rode the winning horse, PRETTY TING, in the fourth race last Saturday, was cautioned for the interference caused to the runner-up MR BUTCHER shortly after the start.
Jockey Shane Ellis, who rode JOVOUN THE MASTER in the 10th race on Saturday, July 20, was fined $6,000 for the interference caused to MOJITO JAM in the final 200 metres.
Jockey Kerry-Gayle Robinson, who rode GIRL ON FIRE in the fourth race on August 17, was also cautioned by the stewards for the interference caused to JOKER CARD in the vicinity of the 700-metre point.
Apprentice Jemar Jackson, who rode SONGS OF FREEDOM in the fifth race last Saturday, was cautioned for the intimidation and interference caused to SHE KNOWS BEST shortly after the start.