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Oliver Appeal Dismissed By RAD

Tuesday, 1st October 2013

Jockey Damien Oliver will miss Saturday's Turnbull Stakes meeting at Flemington after his appeal against the severity of a careless riding suspension was dismissed by the Racing Appeal & Disciplinary (RAD) Board on Monday, reports sportal.com.au. Oliver was handed a 10-meeting suspension for careless riding following his ride on Mr Moet in the JRA Cup at Moonee Valley on Friday night. The champion hoop was hoping to have the suspension reduced by one day in order to ride this weekend but the RAD Board dismissed his appeal and upheld its original decision. Oliver told the board that his participation in a protest hearing prior to the running of the JRA Cup had caused him to become emotionally agitated and that this affected his ride on Mr Moet. "I probably wasn't in my clearest state of mind. I was dealing with emotions and the circumstances of the protest," Oliver told the board. Oliver is free to resume riding next Monday.

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