Bowman Suspended for Farnan Ride

Jockey Hugh Bowman’s spring carnival plans have been halted after he was suspended for 20 days due to his ride on Farnan in the 2020 Run To The Rose.

Racing NSW stewards found Bowman guilty of a ‘running and handling’ charge during a hearing on Thursday.

Bowman had Farnan leading the field at a hot tempo during the race, before Farnan ran out of energy and faded to finish fifth in the Group 2 contest.

Watch: The ride in question, where Farnan led at a frantic pace before being run down.

Bowman had only just resumed riding from a previous suspension, and has been suspended from Sunday, 27th of September, and will be free to ride again on October 17th for The Everest.

Hugh Bowman confirmed he would be appealing the decision.

Author: Will Guest

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