RV stewards' stand down two apprentice jockeys and a stablehand

Racing Victoria (RV) Stewards have opened an inquiry into the conduct of licensed apprentice jockeys Michael Poy and Teodore Nugent and a stablehand registered to Robert Hickmott upon receipt of information of possible breaches of COVID-19 protocols.

Acting on advice from RV’s Chief Medical Officer, the three have been stood down until further medical assessments are undertaken and until such time as the Stewards conclude their inquiry.

The trio have been advised that they are not permitted to attend any Racecourses or Licensed Premises until approved by the Stewards to do so. 

The Chief Medical Officer has advised that all three should self-isolate at home and adhere to all Stage 4 restrictions pending further direction.

Apprentice Teodore Nugent winning with Romancer at Flemington on July 18th, picture Racing Photos