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need any more evidence that racing stewards are blind?

You'd think before finding a jockey guilty and suspending him that they'd at least look at the replay....

Jockey suspended despite dropping his whip

Irish stewards were left red-faced after suspending a jockey for breaching whip rules despite the rider not using the whip on his horse at any stage.

Stewards suspended apprentice jockey Ronan Whelan for three days after charging the rider with excessive use of the whip on his mount Monivea in the Emirates Equestrian Federation Handicap at the Curragh on Saturday.

The only problem for stewards was the fact Whelan had dropped his whip in the process of leaving the barriers.



Stewards come down hard on jockeys for making mistakes, how about the industry coming down hard on this mob of incompetent buffoons? This wasn't a bush track with amateurs, this was The Curragh on Irish 1000 Guineas day!

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