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
“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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