KEVIN DARLEY yesterday said he was pleased the BHA had agreed to amend the controversial 'totting-up' system following extensive consultation with the Professional Jockeys' Association.
The chief executive of the PJA welcomed the amendments announced yesterday, which will be introduced at the start of the 2010 Flat season and will include the current 12-month totting-up period being reduced to six months and the trigger figure being cut from 24 days' suspension to 20 days.
Magistrates declined to disqualify him under the totting-up procedure after hearing how his job as a shotblaster depended on him driving.
He was banned for six months under the totting-up procedure.
Playmaker James Noonan is attending a family wedding, prop Euan Logan is out for the rest of the season with a ripped arm muscle and Steve Heaton is suspended under the yellow card totting-up
Holland had been found guilty under Rule 153 of minor irresponsible riding at Chester last Wednesday - which meant an automatic referral to Portman Square under the "totting-up
" rules as he had accumulated more than 15 days of suspensions for similar offences in the last 12 months.
procedure is for riders who are consistently breaking the same rule.
"I have not paid the fine because I am on the totting-up
procedure, I have got to write away and request a court hearing.
RESOLUTION could be imminent on the thorny issue that most divides jockeys and racing's regulator, after a BHA offer to make significant amendments to the controversial totting-up
system received a favourable response from the riders' trade association.
WILLIAM BUICK last night lodged an appeal against a three-day ban he collected at Windsor on Monday that took him up to the totting-up
threshold, writes Jon Lees.
THE BHA is considering rewarding riders for good behaviour as part of a review being conducted with the Professional Jockeys' Association that looks set to produce amendments to the totting-up
procedure, although only where careless riding is concerned.
KIRSTY MILCZAREK has been suspended for 16 days, four of which have been deferred, under the totting-up
procedure following a BHA hearing.