Licensed jockey Serg Lisnyy lodged an appeal against conviction and penalty after being found guilty by Racing NSW Stewards under AR137(a) after his ride on Mo The Great in Race 7 (Sky Racing Spring Provincial Series Heat 5 Class Plate, 1600m) at Gosford Racecourse on Saturday, 24 November 2018. Following a Stewards inquiry on this date, Mr Lisnyy was suspended for a period commencing Sunday, 2 December 2018 and to expire on Tuesday, 18 December 2018 on which day he may ride. This appeal was heard on Monday, 3 December 2018, commencing at 9:30am.
The Appeal Panel gave the following orders:
1. Appeal against finding of breach of AR 137(a) dismissed
2. Breach of AR137(a) confirmed
3. Appeal against severity of penalty dismissed
4. Penalty of a 7-meeting suspension confirmed, such suspension commencing on 2 December 2018, and expiring on 18 December 2018, on which day the appellant may ride
5. Appeal deposit forfeited