Jockey Jason Simpson suspended, fined for ungentlemanly conduct, intimidation
Jockey Jason Simpson, who rode Party City in the first race on Saturday, February 7, 2017, was suspended for five race days and fined $20,000 for ungentlemanly conduct shortly after passing the winning post, as well as intimidatory use of his horse thereafter. Simpson was also fined $10,000.00 for disrespecting the stewards. The suspension commences on Wednesday, February 25.
These and other disciplinary actions were announced on Wednesday by the stewards of the Jamaica Racing Commission after inquiries held on Tuesday, February 14.
Jockey Jerome Innis, who rode Sharp Skirt in the fourth race on Saturday, October 1, 2016, was suspended for two race days and fined $6,000 for intimidation and interference caused to Classy Butcher and Ninelifecat in the final 250 metres. The suspension will commence on Wednesday, February 25.
Jockey Anthony Thomas, who rode Valley of the Cats in the fourth race on Saturday, December 10, 2016, was suspended for one race day and fined $4,000 for interference caused to Lucky Nine and Dusseldorf shortly after passing the 200-metre point. The suspension will commence on Wednesday, February 25.
Jockey Omar Walker, who rode My Companion in the fourth race on Saturday, December 10, 2016, was cautioned for causing interference to Lucky Nine leaving the 300-metre point.
Jockey Robert Halledeen, who rode Long Running Train the 13th race on Saturday, December 10, 2016, was fined $6,000 for the interference caused to Perfect Neighbour leaving the 400-metre point.