Ticker
  • Big Macher best in the Cary Grant! Posted 12 hours ago
  • Calgary Cat blows by the field in the Kennedy Road! Posted 16 hours ago
  •  California Chrome works 4f over Del Mar turf course in :52.00Posted 20 hours ago
  • Belmont runner-up Commissioner returned to the work tab Nov 22 (3f in :38.12 at Palm Beach).Posted 20 hours ago
  • Sunbean raises his career record to 12-for-19 lifetime with a Delta Mile victory! Posted 1 day ago
  • Ocho Ocho Ocho edges Mr. Z in the Delta Downs Jackpot! Posted 1 day ago
  • Take Charge Brandi scores again, this time in the Delta Downs Princess!Posted 1 day ago
  • Strike Charmer flew away with the Cardinal! Posted 1 day ago
  • Yahilwa and Mike Smith get the job done in the Treasure Chest!Posted 1 day ago
  • Honor Code returns a winner in an Aqueduct allowance! Posted 1 day ago

Sutherland Cleared to Ride in Pacific Classic

Chantal Sutherland after the 2012 Hollywood Gold Cup
Del Mar stewards on Wednesday morning were in receipt of a FAX from the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) granting Chantal Sutherland a stay of a four-day suspension to allow her to ride Game On Dude in the TVG Pacific Classic.

Sutherland was assessed a suspension, August 25-28, for infractions of use of whip rules in England while riding in an international team competition on Saturday at Ascot. The $1 million TVG Pacific Classic is Sunday, August 26. Sutherland is the regular rider of Game On Dude and has victories in the 2011 Santa Anita Handicap and 2012 Hollywood Gold Cup on the Bob Baffert-trained horse.

The FAX from the BHA, sent under the signature of Angela Smith, was in response to a request from Sutherland’s agent, Tommy Ball, that Sutherland be able to defer the Sunday racing day of suspension to ride the Grade I Pacific Classic and other races on the card.

The BHA missive, which included a copy of the applicable British rules, said that Sutherland could defer the suspension day of the 26th to Wednesday, August 29.

Del Mar’s stewards, Tom Ward, Scott Chaney and Kim Sawyer, were to confer on the matter Wednesday morning, but were expected to allow the deferment.

 

comments powered by Disqus

Related Pages

Related Stories

Top Stories