Licensed jockey Damian Lane 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 Dreaming 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. This appeal was heard on Friday, 13 April 2018 commencing at 9:30am.
The Appeal Panel gave the following orders:
1. Appeal against penalty dismissed
2. Penalty of seven-day suspension and $5000 fine confirmed. Such penalty to commence on 15/04/2018 and to expire on 22/04/2018 on which day the appellant may ride
3. Appeal deposit forfeited