- Jamie Kah receives 10-meeting suspension
- Jockey was found guilty of careless riding
- Kah has had a rollercoaster 12 months
Superstar Australian jockey Jamie Kah has received a 10-meeting ban after being found guilty of carless riding.
Kah, 28, has had a turbulent 12 months that saw her beat a white powder scandal and a life-threatening race fall.
However, the nine-time Group 1 winner will miss the next ten meetings after she was found guilty of permitting her mount Helix to shift in at the 1200m mark in a race at Flemington over the weekend.
The jockey’s carelessness was deemed mid-range and will see her sit on the sidelines from January 29 until the Victorian night meeting on February 8.
Jockey Celine Gaudray was also hit with a suspension for breaking whip rules.
Champion Australian jockey Jamie Kah has received a 10-meeting ban
The 28-year-old was found guilty of careless riding during a race at Flemington
Gaudray has copped a 10-meeting ban for excessive use of the whip while riding So Risque – a race she won.
She used the whip five more times than what is permitted before the 100m mark.
Gaudray’s ban will start on January 28 and end on February 7.
Kah’s ban comes after a horror last 12 months, that started with a shocking fall at Flemington in March that left her with a serious brain injury.
When she came out of an induced five-day coma, Kah didn’t know who she was and had to Google her name to find some information about herself.
The injury kept her out of racing for five months, and she only returned to the saddle in August.
Kah was also involved in a ‘white powder’ controversy after photos that appeared to show her rack up a line of a mysterious substance surfaced on social media in June.
The story broke just a day after she announced her return to racing.
Kah is coming back from a sickening fall in March last year that left her with a brain injury
The emergence of the controversial images cast a shadow over Kah’s highly anticipated return to horse racing.
Stewards initially charged her and another woman over the photos, alleging they broke the rule that states ‘a person must not engage in conduct prejudicial to the image, interests, integrity, or welfare of racing, whether or not that conduct takes place within a racecourse or elsewhere’.
‘I am working hard to get back to doing what I love, and that is being a passionate and successful jockey,’ said Kah afterwards.
‘I will continue to focus on my physical and mental health and making a full recovery so I can return to racing and be the best person that I can possibly be.’
Kah was later cleared of any wrongdoing in the white powder scandal and vowed afterwards to focus on racing and being happy.
‘It’s been the most challenging and testing year but I’m so relieved that I can put it behind me now and focus on racing and being happy,’ Kah told RaceNet.