A recently concluded Emirates Racing authority ERA Stewards inquiry has suspended jockey Patrick Cosgrave for a six months period.
March 19, 2014, Dubai ~ After two hearings, Cosgrave was found guilty of improper riding.
The particulars of the charge were that when riding ANAEROBIO (ARG) in Race 8 the Jebel Hatta (Group1) (1800 metres) at Meydan on 8 March 2014, passing the 600 metres until approaching the 400 metres Jockey Cosgrave looked back to his inside on at least 3 occasions and at the turn into the home straight he intentionally allowed his mount to shift out approximately three horses thereby allowing stablemate VERCINGETORIX (SAF) a clear inside run. The Jebel Hattaa was a Group 1 race with prize money of $300,000.
There was no evidence to implicate either Jockey C Soumillon or Trainer Mr. Mike de Kock in relation to Jockey Cosgrave’s charge and therefore no action was taken against those persons.
Under the provisions of ERA 99 (i) this penalty has been back dated to commence on 17 March 2014 and will expire at midnight 17 September 2014.