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Godolphin Releases McDonald From Jockey Contract
Overnight, Godolphin issued a statement pertaining to contracted jockey James McDonald: "Godolphin acknowledges the Racing NSW Stewards' decision regarding jockey James McDonald for an infringement of the rules of racing. The decision means that James McDonald will be ineligible to ride for a period of 18 months. Godolphin agrees that there must be zero tolerance of any breaches of the prohibition on betting by a jockey. Godolphin has advised James McDonald that, as he is disqualified, he will be released from his current contract with immediate effect. This decision has been accepted by James. We will continue to support him throughout his suspension. His long term future with Godolphin will be reviewed in due course by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed. Godolphin will not be making any further comment at this point in time."