Victoria’s leading jockey Jye McNeil has been suspended on a careless riding charge after finishing third on Wahine Toa in the VRC St Leger at Flemington.
Racing Victoria stewards outed McNeil for 12 meetings after he allowed Wahine Toa to shift in near the winning post, causing interference to two runners on his inside.
His suspension starts after racing at Sale on Tuesday and he will return for the Caulfield meeting on May 9.
McNeil leads the Victorian jockeys’ premiership with 96 win, four clear of Daniel Stackhouse, while he sits in fourth place on the Melbourne table with 37 winners.
Training partners Ciaron Maher and David Eustace have been find $2000 for taking horses to jump-out at Sandown from their Ballarat stable.
Although Maher and Eustace have stables at Caulfield, the jump-outs at Sandown on Tuesday were for Caulfield-trained horses only.
Maher and Eustace were last week fined $2000 by RV stewards following Stardayz racing at Flemington in March after the horse was given shockwave therapy within the cut-off period before the race.