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Jockey Turner handed 10-day ban

Hayley Turner

Hayley Turner was the first female British jockey to ride 100 winners in a year

30 January 2015
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Britain’s leading female jockey Hayley Turner has been given a 10-day ban for failing to ride out a finish at Lingfield on Friday.

Turner, 32, appeared to stop riding close to the winning post on the 6-4 favourite Singular Quest, who finished fourth in a maiden stakes at 14:00 GMT.

Stewards found her guilty of “failing to ride out on a horse that would have finished third”.

The 9-2 chance Sparring won a tight finish covering the first four.

Turner, whose career highlights have included being the first female British jockey to ride 100 winners in a year, will miss 10 days of racing between 13 and 24 February.

Turner told the
Racing Post: 
“I deserved it. I’ve never done it before in all my years riding, but it was human error and I hold my hands up.

“I didn’t ease up though. I mistook the winning line. When I stopped riding I thought it was the winning line. I can’t argue with the punishment.”

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