Wednesday 19 September 2018

Jockey Tom Bellamy suspended from Cheltenham card after failing breath test

Tom Bellamy
Tom Bellamy

Tom Bellamy was suspended from riding at Cheltenham on New Year's Day after failing a breath test.

The rider was due to partner Ballymalin and Splash Of Ginge at the meeting but he has now been referred to the British Horseracing Authority.

The official stewards' report read: "The sampling officer reported that Tom Bellamy provided a sample which was found to contain alcohol above the threshold level for breath samples. The rider, the clerk of the scales and the sampling officer were interviewed.

"The matter was referred to the head office of the British Horseracing Authority and Bellamy was suspended from riding for the rest of the day."

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