19 Sep 2014

Jockey banned for 7 years

12:35 pm on 19 September 2014

Disgraced jockey David Walker's been handed a seven-year ban after being found guilty of cheating.

David Walker giving evidence

David Walker giving evidence at the Thoroughbred Racing Tribunal Photo: RNZ / Paloma Migone

The charge was imposed by a racing industry tribunal in relation to an incident at Awapuni race course in August.

Walker had been found guilty of restraining his own horse after betting money on a rival horse, though he denied that charge.

Walker was also banned for another year, to be served concurrently, in relation to an incident at Waverley in July.

That involved illegally betting in a race, a charge he admitted.

A fine had been sought but this was denied by the tribunal, however Walker was ordered to pay $1,500 costs.