According to an official ruling by state stewards on Sunday, jockey Victor Espinoza has been suspended for seven days due to “careless riding” in Saturday's Awesome Again Stakes.
Espinoza's mount, Sky Kingdom, went very wide on the first turn, carrying heavy favorite and eventual winner Shared Belief with him. The rider was summoned to explain his actions to stewards on Sunday morning, according to the Daily Racing Form‘s Jay Privman on Twitter.
The ruling states that Espinoza's suspension will be in effect on October 4 and 5 and also on October 9-13.
Regular rider aboard dual classic winner California Chrome, Espinoza sits tenth in the national rankings by earnings this year.
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