10 Nov 2012

McDondald to miss New Zealand Cup

4:39 pm on 10 November 2012

The star New Zealand jockey James McDonald has had his appeal against a 14-meet suspension dismissed, and the 20-year-old will miss next weekend's New Zealand Cup at Riccarton.

McDonald wanted his ban dropped for causing interference to a rival horse while riding Fiorente to second place in Tuesday's Melbourne Cup.

But the race stewards wouldn't admit video evidence, including from a camera on his helmet, so the suspension stands.