LUKE TARRANT SUSPENDED FOR BETTING

LUKE TARRANT SUSPENDED FOR BETTING

Queensland jockey Luke Tarrant has been suspended for a month on betting charges despite claiming a bogus account had been set up in his name without his knowledge.

Stewards opened an inquiry into a report received from corporate bookmaker Ladbrokes, regarding alleged betting activities by Tarrant. After taking initial evidence earlier this month, the inquiry was adjourned until this week to obtain further material and hear submissions from Tarrant.

After considering the evidence Tarrant was charged with offences under racing rules which bar jockeys from betting. Stewards alleged Tarrant placed three bets totalling $55 on international thoroughbred races on March 18 and May 4.

Tarrant was suspended for a month starting on Sunday at midnight and expiring at midnight on July 30.

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