Ghiani Cops 34-Day Ban Due To Breaking The Whip Rules

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Marco Ghiani, the champion apprentice in the UK in 2021, has been handed a 34-day ban by the British Horseracing Authority (BHA)'s Whip Review Committee.

Ghiani broke the whip rules for the fifth time in the last six months. A total of nine days of his ban have been deferred for a period of six months, and he will also need to complete a two-day training course. The rider already has a win at Royal Ascot to his credit with Real World (Ire) (Dark Angel {Ire}), and is also a group-winning rider. Previously suspended for six months due to a cocaine positive, the rider was aboard group winners Mill Stream (Ire) (Gleneagles {Ire}) in the G3 Prix de Meautry and Roberto Escobarr (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) in the G3 Italian St Leger.

Also receiving a lengthy ban is apprentice Tommie Jakes, who has to serve a 24-day ban. Eight of his days have been deferred for six months, and he too, will need to complete a two-day training course.

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