Donnacha O'Brien appeals against Galway ban for weighing-out error
Donnacha O'Brien has appealed against the seven-day ban imposed on him at Galway on August 3, when he was reported to the stewards by clerk of the scales Liam Walsh for attempting to weigh out without the harness attachment on his back protector.
O'Brien, who was riding Queen Iseult, trained by his father Aidan, in a 1m4f fillies' maiden, in which she finished fourth, told the stewards it was an oversight on his part.
Stewards found he was in breach of the rules and regulations and imposed a seven-day ban after taking the rider's good record into account.
Leading jockey in Ireland this season and odds-on favourite to be champion jockey for the first time, O'Brien is banned for August 17, 19, 20 and 22 to 25.