Marco Ghiani

Marco Ghiani Banned for six Months After Cocaine Positive

Former champion apprentice and one of the most promising riders in Britain, Marco Ghiani has had his licence suspended for six months after testing positive for metabolites of cocaine. Ghiani was tested at Newcastle on August 25 and subsequently handed an interim suspension whilst disciplinary proceedings were arranged. He admitted taking cocaine two days before the positive test and via his legal representative, Rory MacNeice, did not challenge the findings of the British Horseracing Authority. The panel of Philip Curl, Alison Royston and Dr Lyn Griffiths agreed to withdraw Ghiani's...

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Ghiani All Smiles As He Joins Green Team

If you are a regular viewer of British racing then the chances are you will have seen plenty of interviews last season with jockey Marco Ghiani. He's the one who is always smiling, with the kind of impish face, dimples and all, that could soften even the sternest of stewards. In 2021, he had much to smile about.  With 101 winners under his belt, more than four times as many as his previous seasonal best, Ghiani was crowned champion apprentice at Ascot, receiving his trophy from Lester Piggott on QIPCO...

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Dark Angel's Real World Too Strong In The Strensall

York's Saturday action kicked off in style, with the apple of Saeed bin Suroor's eye Real World (Ire) (Dark Angel {Ire}) again demonstrating his raw quality as his love affair with the impressive Marco Ghiani continued in the G3 Sky Bet and Symphony Group Strensall S. Dynamic in the June 16 Royal Hunt Cup at a mile and the 10-furlong Listed Steventon S. at Newbury July 17, Godolphin's progressive and as-yet untested 4-year-old was exposed on the wing early racing two lengths off the pace. Carting his rookie jockey to...

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Kingscote, Appleby, Ghiani Named All-Weather Champions

Jockey Richard Kingscote, trainer Michael Appleby and apprentice jockey Marco Ghiani took their respective all-weather seasonal titles with the conclusion of the season at Lingfield on Friday. Kingscote rode 79 winners-seven more than runner-up Hollie Doyle-for his first champion all-weather jockey title. "It has been a great winter from start to finish," Kingscote said. "I am very grateful for all the support and my agent Guy Jewel has done a good job. It has been a solid season to ride 79 winners and they have flowed nicely through the year....

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