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Jockey Hugh Bowman cops six-week ban over race fall that saw horse euthanised, fellow rider hospitalised – ABC News

The former rider of champion mare Winx will miss the first Group One race of the Sydney season for a fall on the weekend that left jockey Andrew Adkins with seven fractured ribs, two broken bones in his leg, a broken collar bone and a collapsed lung.

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Prominent jockey Hugh Bowman has been suspended for his role in a raceday fall that forced a horse to be euthanised and left a rival jockey hospitalised with multiple broken bones.

  • Hugh Bowman was found guilty of careless riding and banned for six weeks
  • Jockey Andrew Adkins broke two bones in one leg, his collar bone, seven ribs and had a collapsed lung
  • Bowman said the public scrutiny had taken a toll on him and his family and he wanted stewards to take that into conside…

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