Robbo appeal dismissed, penalty reduced



LEADING NSW country jockey Allan Robinson yesterday had an appeal against a two-month suspension dismissed, but received a reduction in penalty.

Stewards initially outed Robinson following a protracted inquiry into his ride aboard beaten favourite Forestreno, trained by Grafton's Phil McLeod, at Coffs Harbour on August 4.

The Northern Rivers Racing Association Committee, chaired by Bob Pavitt, heard Robinson's appeal against the stewards' finding in Coffs Harbour yesterday.

After taking all matters into account, the appeal was dismissed but the committee ruled Robinson's term of suspension be reduced to one month.

Robinson's suspension will commence from November 25 and he is free to return to race riding on December 26.

? Tony White



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