Premier Brisbane jockey Jeff Lloyd is likely to appeal after being suspended for 16 days for his ride on Outback Barbie in Saturday’s Doomben 10,000.
As it stands, the ban rules Lloyd out of some major races during the Winter Carnival but he can continue to ride under a stay of proceedings and the case could be subject to a drawn out process.
Lloyd pleaded not guilty to causing interference to White Moss, ridden by Kathy O’Hara, at the 150 metre mark.
Stewards found White Moss was crowded for room when racing between The Bostonian, which rolled in, and Outback Barbie. They said Lloyd angled his mount outwards when attempting to obtain a run to the outside of I’m A Rippa when there was insufficient room.
Lloyd was found guilty and suspended for 16 days starting on May 19.