Licensed Jockey Blake Shinn has lodged an appeal against conviction and penalty after being found guilty by Racing NSW Stewards under AR137(a) after his ride on I Like It Easy in Race 3 (Unconquered Plate, 1200m) at Randwick Racecourse on Wednesday, 25 April 2018. On this date Mr Shinn was suspended for a period commencing from Sunday 29, April 2018 and to expire on Thursday, 10 May 2018 on which day he may ride. A date for this appeal is yet to be set.
Licensed stablehand Elizabeth Hasler has lodged an appeal against conviction and penalty after being found guilty by Racing NSW Stewards under AR175(q). Following a Stewards inquiry on Friday, 20 April 2018, Ms Hasler was disqualified for a period of six months, to commence immediately and to expire on Friday, 20 October 2018. An application from Ms Hasler for a Stay of Proceedings was opposed by Stewards. The principal member has granted an interim stay and will consider submissions on the issue of a Stay before the Appeal Panel delivers orders. A date for this appeal is yet to be set.