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Belgian Jockey Club to probe controversial ride

Belgium: The Belgian Jockey Club's disciplinary committee will on Friday hear what has rapidly become one of the most talked about riding performances in recent years.

Sacha Stappaerts finished a close third aboard Eastern Warrior, whom she both owns and trains, in a race over a mile at Mons on January 21.

Stappaerts seemed repeatedly to stand up in her irons and take a pull, despite Eastern Warrior appearing to travel better than his rivals, eventually losing out by a head and a neck.

After hearing her explanation that she had suffered trouble with her stirrups, stewards suspended both Stappaerts and the seven-year-old from all racing activity pending the hearing.

To watch the race, search for '21-01-2013 Rio Bravo' on YouTube.com or click here

 
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