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Support for Dwyer as ban is called into question
"CONFUSSION yesterday surrounded the nature of the ban dished out by the Royal Western India Turf Club to Martin Dwyer as calls from across the racing community grew for the BHA not to reciprocate his eight-month suspension.
" Derby -winning jockey learned on Monday that his original ban of 56 days had been increased to eight months following his appeal, a suspension that would rule him out of riding from August 31st right through to April 30th next year.
"Both Dwyer and the BHA were still last night waiting to hear the official reasons behind the increased ban, against which the jockey plans to launch a fresh appeal.
"But some light was shed on the potential thinking by an Indian racing expert, who said the suspension may be designed to cover 56 days of racing in
India, where racing is less frequent, raising
the possibility Dwyer could be free to ride on days where there is no racing in
should the BHA reciprocate the ban. India
"Professional Jockeys Association chief executive Paul Struthers led the calls for BHA not to reciprocate the ban, should a second appeal fail.
"Dwyer, 38, was punished after stewards in
deemed he had not allowed
short-priced favourite Ice Age to run on her merits in a finish at Mahalaxmi
racecourse in Mumbai in February, which led to protests from angry racegoers
that required the jockey to be rescued by security guards. " India
J Margaret Clarke Turfcall Comment
ICE AGE the Indian filly who was unable to reproduce her true form in that race at Mumbai in February partnered by MARTIN DWYER was due to the fact that she broke a blood vesicle in the closing stages of her race, her blood spurted out covering Martin in the saddle. ICE AGE was suffering. There was nothing that Martin could do, bar stop riding her, which is exactly what he did. The stewards should have shown compassion for ICE AGE'S plight, the first thing that they needed to do was get a veterinary surgeon to the filly with immediate effect. The second thing the stewards should have done with immediate effect was void all bets placed on ICE AGE.
"Sharan Kumar, editor of the site racingpulse.in, slammed the quality of stewarding in
believed the global backlash against the decision could well see Dwyer's ban
reduced on appeal. India
"He said: "The Turf Club is run by the members and the stewards are elected by them even though they may not know much about racing, and they have almost unlimited power."
THE GLOBAL EQUUS ZONE RULES OF HORSERACING
WHERE ARE THEY?
The BHA and the BHA disciplinary department do not allow a true Equus Zone to uphold the rights and needs of the horses and the people who work with the horses every day. As Sharan Kumar explains above.
The BHA is being run under their own bloodhorse illiterate rules. Which means that in
Britain the BHA accept ICE AGE as a racehorse in training in all the
time she is fit and well. But once ICE AGE is caught out on the racecourse feeling unwell, running below par, suffering a
burst blood vesicle or getting injured, whatever, it is all of a sudden the jockey's fault. Such
a jockey must receive harsh punishment. His career and his livelihood trashed, with his very life and that of his family left in ruin. India
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi's words on the subject of Theory and Practice.
“An ounce of practice is worth more than tons of preaching.”
"A BHA statement read: "Under the rules a rider suspended overseas can apply to the BHA not to reciprocate. Such applications are considered by the disciplinary panel.
"Such an application can be made only once all avenues of appeal available in the overseas jurisdiction have been exhausted.
"The BHA has contacted Martin Dwyer and is monitoring the issue, as well as having sought full reason for the decision. Until the BHA is in possession of full reasons and any appeal process has been completed it would not be appropriate to comment further. "
Racing unite in shock suspension
"LEADING racing figures yesterday were unanimous in their support of Martin Dwyer.
"Trainer Richard Fahey said on Twitter: "I can't believe what's happened to Martin Dwyer. I hope BHA see sense."
"Jockey Racheal Kneller urged British jockeys to boycott the country in light of the decision while trainer Eve Johnson Houghton added: "The BHA cannot seriously support the Indian Authorities with this ridiculous ban for Martin Dwyer. "
Jockey Paul Mulrennan, riding at
said "I feel very sorry for him indeed. To get a ban of 56 days increased
to eight months on an appeal like that is terrible. Martin has two young kids
and isn't getting any younger. " "Fellow rider Barry McHugh said:
"It's terrible. Eight months is a long time. "