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UK Jockey Fights Indian Ban

Thursday, 28th March 2013

Shocked UK jockey Martin Dwyer will head to India next Monday to appeal against a two month disqualification imposed in India by stewards last week for allegedly not allowing his mount Ice Age to win a race in February, reports guardian.co.uk. Roundly supported by industry colleagues in the UK since the ban, the general consensus "is that Ice Age's waywardness, obvious in online footage of the race, was solely to blame for her defeat". Set to fly to Mumbai after the Easter break, Dwyer commented: "Nobody believes I've done it… Somebody told me, they've never seen a case where a jockey's been found guilty of not letting a horse run on its merits and had so much support. I'd like to think I've got a good, clean record and people know me for what I am… I'm trying to be as confident as I can and hopefully I'll get a different outcome."

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