RACING POST FRIDAY JANUARY 6th 2012
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"HUGHES faces month ban for foul - riding .....
"RICHARD HUGHES must forgo rides on favourites for both the Indian Derby and Oaks after being suspended for a month yesterday for Sunday's 'foul riding' incident when he elbowed another jockey.
"Richard Hannon's retained rider claimed he was acting in self defence in the 7f feature race at Mumbai but said yesterday that he had yet to decide whether to lodge an appeal to the Royal Western India Turf Club because he was aware of the "politics in racing in
"A popular rider with racegoers in Mumbai, where he has been a regular over many winters, Hughes is scheduled to begin his ban on January 22 which means he will miss nine race days.
"He said last night: "I was informed via the grapevine that I would receive a one-month ban and that's exactly what I've been given."
"He added: "I was told afterwards by the chairman of the stewards' panel that I should appeal and while that's an option, I haven't decided what to do.
"I was merely acting in self defence in the race, but one of the problems I face is that there's a lot of politics in racing in
"Hughes had been in trouble with the stewards earlier on Sunday for a minor incident for "failing to exercise proper control over his mount" which led to a fine of 3,000 rupees. (£36.00)
"The foul - riding incident came soon after the start of the feature race in which Hughes finished second on the subsequently disqualified STAR TRAINER. He was alleged to have elbowed jockey S ZERVAN who's
finished seventh. mount ELIZABETH
"HUGHES said afterwards: "The other jockey tried to put me over the rails, so I was acting in self-defence.
"I was stuck on the rails; He kept on coming so I stuck my elbow out to stop myself going over the rails. I think he (The other rider) broke the rules."
J MARGARET CLARKE TURFCALL BLOODHORSE ILLITERATE REGULATION no matter in what country racing takes place, remains to be the cause of all such incidences as these. Jockey's should no better than 'tit for tat' mean riding, but in having to put up with shocking bloodhorse illiterate stewardship misunderstandings as these are not going to be solved over night.
"HUGHES had been in trouble with the stewards earlier on Sunday for a minor incident for "failing to exercise proper control over his mount" which led to a fine of 3,000 rupees. (£36.00)
J MARGARET CLARKE TURFCALL NO rider can control a horse properly on the racetrack if such a horse is not being properly prepared at home each day. Unruly horses on the racetracks show that there are problems with the way these horses are being prepared and trained at home. If the same regulation as in
is being copied in Britain bloodhorse illiterate regulation will be the route cause of all such incidences as described here. The race-riders are blamed regardless because the stewards are bloodhorse illiterate and they know no better. Bloodhorse illiteracy spreading like a world wide cancer, tracing back to failed regulation not only on the racetracks, but ongoing within the licensing departments, the disciplinary departments, spreading like a world wide cancer, out of tune with the fantastic highly skilled achievements of the few at the top. What a legacy to leave for all the young ones just starting out now .... like leaving them to live with a mile stone round their necks. Very sad, and shockingly dangerous. India