Licensed jockey Damian Lane has lodged an appeal against penalty after being found guilty by Racing NSW Stewards under AR137A(5)(a)(i)(ii) following his ride on El Dorado in Race 6 (Inglis Sires' Group 1 – 1400m) at Royal Randwick Racecourse on Saturday, 7 April 2018. Following a Stewards inquiry, Mr Lane was suspended for a period commencing on Sunday, 15 April 2018 to expire on Sunday, 22 April 2018 on which day he may resume riding. Jockey Lane was also fined $5000. A date for this appeal is yet to be set.
Licensed jockey Brodie Loy has lodged an appeal against penalty after being found guilty by Racing NSW Stewards under AR175(gg), (g) & (a). Following a urine sample obtained from Mr Loy on 29 January 2018 after he rode in Race 3 at Goulburn earlier that day, Stewards also inquired into the circumstances leading to the delay in that sample being provided to Stewards and subsequent events. Following a Stewards inquiry on 5 April 2018, Mr Loy was suspended for a period of 12 months backdated to 9 February 2018 (on which day he was stood down by Stewards) and to expire on 9 February 2019. A date for this appeal is yet to be set.