Queensland jockey Corey Bayliss suspended for betting on races while serving ban
Brisbane-based apprentice Corey Bayliss has landed in trouble again after being suspended from all riding engagements for two months on Monday after being found guilty of betting on thoroughbred races.
Queensland Racing Integrity commissioner Ross Barnett said that on June 29, QRIC staff observed Bayliss wagering at the Breakfast Creek Hotel on two races that day at Geelong in Victoria and Moruya in New South Wales.
Bayliss is currently serving a six-week suspension for failing to give a mount, Tumbler, every chance to win in an open handicap at Doomben last month.
"Mr Bayliss pleaded guilty to breaching AR 83(c) which specifies jockeys or apprentices may be penalised if they bet, have an interest in a bet or facilitate a bet on any race," Barnett said.
"While this is a serious breach of Mr Bayliss' licensing arrangements, it is important that all jockeys understand that the perception of betting on thoroughbred races is an integrity issue outlawed under the Australian Rules of Racing."
Bayliss was supported today by his boss, trainer Barry Lockwood, and Racing Queensland training department representative Rachel Bambry.
His two month suspension ends on October 6.