The Invercargill horseman Brent Shirley has been suspended from driving until December 1 and ordered to pay $5000 costs for improper driving.
The decision released by the Judicial Control Authority follows Shirley being found guilty of improper driving at Ascot Park on January 26 by steering his horse Little Einstein inwards, leaning on Supersub near the 900m. The sulky stays locked and both horses had their chances extinguished.
The charge was heard in Dunedin on May 13 and the decision released on July 4.
Professor Geoff Hall and Stewart Ching, the JCA representatives who heard the charge, considered the matter to be at the top end of the scale when assessing the penalty.
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