Apprentice jockey suspended over betting activity

3 February 2021

Apprentice jockey Joshua Morrow has been suspended for four months after pleading guilty to betting.

Mr Morrow placed 65 bets totalling $8,807 on Thoroughbred races between April and June last year through betting accounts in his name.

At a Steward’s Inquiry Mr Morrow pleaded guilty to breaching AR rule 115(1)(c)

A jockey or apprentice must not:

bet, or have any interest in a bet, or facilitate a bet, on any race.

Acting Racing Integrity Commissioner Mark Ainsworth has expressed his disappointment that an apprentice would jeopardise his career and deliberately flout the rules.

“This should serve as a deterrent to all participants that these activities are not tolerated,” he said.

Mr Morrow’s suspension commenced on 25 January 2021 and remains in place until 25 April.

Joshua Morrow Steward’s Report


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