14-Day ban no laughing matter for Mullins
DANNY MULLINS has been banned for 14 days for apprehending an Order of Malta ambulance without permission at Bellewstown on Friday night.
Barry Connell's retained rider (above) told the stewards that he got frustrated waiting for a lift back to the weigh room after pulling up his fatally injured mount Private Treasure, so he sat into the vacant ambulance and made his own way back. Some reports have painted a 'Carry On' type scene ensuing, with two Order of Malta volunteers said to have been seen chasing the runaway vehicle on foot.
Mullins, however, may have ceased seeing the funny side once he was found guilty of behaving in a manner "prejudicial to the integrity, conduct and good reputation of racing".
As things stand, the 21-year-old will miss the Galway Festival, though he has suggested that he will appeal the ban.