Jockey suspended for five months
NORTHERN Rivers jockey Danny Peisley has been suspended for five months after being found guilty of placing bets on the Jockeys’ Challenge at Taree in January.
Racing NSW stewards determined the penalty was to be served concurrently with a three-month suspension Peisley incurred on April 7 at an earlier inquiry into his betting activities.
He may now resume riding on September 7.
Stewards on Tuesday continued an inquiry opened earlier this month into matters associated with the Taree Jockeys’ Challenge on January 28 and took evidence from two Sydney-based persons as well as further evidence from Peisley.
That inquiry was adjourned to a date to be fixed whereby the mobile phone records of one party interviewed on Tuesday, which had been requested, would be examined.
Stewards said they would also give consideration to the non-appearance of a further party who was given notice to attend Tuesday’s inquiry.
They said that party bet on the Jockeys’ Challenge at Taree and spoke by telephone to Peisley on January 28 prior to official notification from the jockey that he was unable to fulfil his four rides on the day.