Jockey banned for getting winning post wrong in race at Doncaster Racecourse

A jockey has been given a ban after getting the winning post mixed up in a race at Doncaster Racecourse.

Monday, 19th July 2021, 3:08 pm
The jockey confused the winning post at Doncaster Racecourse.

Apprentice Mark Crehan, 23, has been handed a 28 day ban after he stopped riding on Aerion Power which allowed his rivals past late in the race.

He was in front on but believed the half-furlong marker was the winning post and only realised his error when it was too late.

Connor Beasley took advantage to win on Colony Queen.

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Crehan was found guilty of "failing to ride out on a horse that would have finished first" and was suspended for the period July 31 to August 27.

The stewards report read: "Having heard his evidence and viewed recordings of the race, they found he had mistaken the 1/2 furlong marker for the winning post and as such had stopped riding prematurely.

"Crehan was found guilty of failing to ride out on a horse that would have finished first and was suspended for 28 days."