20-day ban for Henry

first_imgFormer champion jockey Wesley ‘Callaloo’ Henry was slapped with a 20-raceday suspension by the stewards for his failure to ride MEET JUSTIN on its merits in accordance with Rule 200 in the fourth race at Caymanas Park on Sunday, July 26.The Patrick Lynch-trained MEET JUSTIN finished fourth to 30-1 outsider DON TUDOR over the straight in a three-year-old maiden condition race. The stewards, however, were not satisfied with the ride and summoned the jockey to an enquiry on Tuesday last.Henry’s suspension takes effect on Saturday, October 10, and he will then be out of action for the rest of the year. He has appealed the ban and $10,000 fine.This is the second lengthy suspension imposed on Henry by the Jamaica Racing Commission in his career, the first for his ride aboard Richard Azan’s JAZZY JET eight years ago.Henry resumed riding at Caymanas Park in June following a four-year riding stint on the North American circuit. He came straight out of Florida to ride at Caymanas and since his return, has ridden 17 winners.Henry, 41, started riding in 1996, winning his first and only championship as an apprentice the following year.last_img read more

Bilic says Man United bus attack did NOT take shine off Upton Park farewell

first_img1 Slaven Bilic insists the attack on the Manchester United coach did not overshadow West Ham’s epic Upton Park finale.Bottles were hurled at the visiting team bus by Hammers fans in ugly scenes outside the ground prior to Tuesday night’s clash.West Ham went on to win a dramatic game 3-2 before the club paid an emotional farewell to their home of 112 years.And Hammers boss Bilic is adamant the crowd trouble did not take the shine off a memorable night.“The best thing from that night was the 90 minutes of the game,” he said.“It was exceptional. First of all it was a great game of football. We were 1-0 up, 2-1 down, 3-2 up in the last game at the Boleyn Ground, against the biggest club in country. Nothing can overshadow that.“Of course we are not proud of it but we are not about to be blamed for it. What could we do as a club?“We apologised, the board and the chairman (David Sullivan) apologised and basically that’s all we can do.“The chairman said we can’t connect ourselves with the guys who did it and that’s it. Nothing can overshadow what we did on the pitch.”West Ham end their season with a trip to Stoke as they attempt to secure at least sixth place and qualification for the Europa League.Should they lose, a not entirely unfeasible set of results whereby Southampton fail to beat Crystal Palace and Liverpool win against West Brom, could see the Hammers and the Anfield club finish tied for sixth on points, goal difference and goals scored.Were that the case, and Liverpool did not qualify for the Champions League by winning their upcoming Europa League final, Premier League rules state there would be a play-off at a neutral ground to determine who finished sixth.But Bilic says the head-to-head results between the two teams should be used instead of playing a one-off game.“I don’t understand why it’s even a possibility,” he said. “At the end of the day in most of the countries after goal difference, it should be goals scored, then the two games between you.“That should be the third part. We beat them away and at home so there shouldn’t be a possibility for us to play Liverpool.“But it’s in our hands. If we win we will be sixth, minimum. If Manchester United slip up, possibly fifth. If Manchester City lose 25-0, possibly fourth.” Slaven Bilic celebrates West Ham’s winner against Manchester United last_img read more