Stewards look into Nolen's ride
24 Jun 2012 | The stewards at Aascot held an enquiry into why Luke Nolen, who partnered Black Caviar to victory in the Group 2 Diamond Jubilee Stakes (1200m), stopped riding before the line.
Nolen explained that the mare is usually relaxed and coasts home but today she stopped underneath him and he felt she was not herself. He also said he underestimated the stiffness of the six furlong track here at Ascot.
The stewards found that Maxim Guyon, who rode Restidargent to finish third, used his whip above the permitted level and suspended him for four days. Guyon’s suspension runs between the following dates inclusively: Sunday, July 8, to Wednesday, July 11, 2012