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Jamie Kah: won a Supreme Court appeal against a two-month ban. Photo: Racing Photos for Racing Victoria

Australia Jamie Kah wins Supreme Court appeal

Melbourne’s champion jockey Jamie Kah is free to resume riding for the first time since August after winning an appeal against a two-month ban.

Kah was forced to miss the whole of the Melbourne Spring Carnival after she was suspended for three months for attending a party, in breach of Victoria’s COVID-19 protocols at the time. She was subsequently sentenced to an additional two months on the sidelines after being found to have given false and/or misleading evidence to stewards.

Kah succeeded in getting the second penalty quashed by Victoria’s Supreme Court and as a result can return to action when the first ban expires on November 25. However she has delayed her comeback for at least a week as she recovers from a broken nose.

• Read more at Punters.com


Japan Ryan Moore to ride Broome in Japan Cup

Ryan Moore will partner Breeders’ Cup Turf runner-up Broome and Yutaka Take will ride stablemate Japan when they attempt to secure a first victory for Aidan O’Brien in the Japan Cup on Sunday [Nov 28].

The Ballydoyle pair plus French challenger Grand Glory (Cristian Demuro) are among 21 nominations for Japan’s joint-richest race, which is headed by last year’s Japanese Triple Crown winner Contrail.

• Read more at the Japan Racing Association


Australia Glen Boss to ride Spanish Mission

Glen Boss will ride Melbourne Cup third Spanish Mission when he has his first start for Peter Moody in the G2 Zipping Classic at Caulfield on Saturday [November 27].

Moody was last week fined A$2,000 (£1,000) for an expletive-laden rant about the Western Australian government’s decision to close its border to out-of-state challengers during the Perth Carnival. He told premier Mark McGowan to “pull his head out of his arse”.

• Read more at SEN.com


GB Kieren Fallon splits with Darryll Holland

Kieren Fallon, the six-time champion Flat jockey, has left his role as assistant trainer to Darryll Holland nine months since the launch of their collaboration at Harraton Court Stables in Newmarket.

• Read more at the Racing Post


Hong Kong Soumillon to ride at HKIR

Christophe Soumillon has been booked to partner Japanese challenger Lei Papale in the G1 Hong Kong Cup on December 12. As the Belgian arrives, Chad Schofield will be packing his bags, having announced he will return to Sydney immediately after the Hong Kong International Races to be nearer his family.

• Read more at South China Morning Post


USA Peter Miller taking training break

Five-time Breeders’ Cup-winning trainer Peter Miller is taking a ‘temporary’ break from training from the end of November. He will hand day-to-day responsibility for his Del Mar stable to assistant Ruben Alvarado while maintaining an advisory role.

Miller, who has trained 1,333 winners, said his decision was so that he could spend more time with his family and not a result of any “regulatory action, secret agreement or hidden agenda”.

• Read more at the Bloodhorse


GB Apprentice banned for betting

Apprentice jockey Finley Marsh has been banned for six months by a BHA disciplinary panel after betting more than £5,000 on races over a 16-month period, including £500 staked on Stradivarius winning the 2018 Goodwood Cup.

• Read more at the Sun


Argentina Cobalt positive for Classic winner Irwin

Dual Classic winner Irwin tested positive for cobalt when finishing second in the Gran Premio Jockey Club, the second leg of the national Triple Crown at San Isidro on Oct 16.

On his next outing, before the positive test was discovered by a French laboratory, Irwin won the GP Nacional (Derby) at Palermo by nine lengths for trainer Javier Fren; he also won the GP Pollo de Potrillos (2,000 Guineas), the first leg of the Argentine Triple Crown.

Read more at Turf Diario


Australia Classique Legend out for six months

Classique Legend, the 2020 Everest winner, has been found to have suffered a suspensory ligament injury after he finished fifth behind Nature Strip in the latest running of the A$15 million sprint.

• Read more at Racing and Sports

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