Australian Rider McIver’s One-Year Ban Overturned Upon Review

Queensland jockey Chris McIver, who earlier this year was handed a one-year ban for mistreatment of horses, has had that ban overturned on appeal. McIver had been found guilty of misconduct by the Queensland Racing Integrity Commission (QRIC) in February during an incident in the starting gate at Rockhampton, and pleaded not guilty to the charge.

At the time of the incident, McIver had returned from a seven-month suspension for mistreatment of a horse in 2020.

McIver filed an appeal and upon a review in March, McIver’s attorney Peter Boyce said the QRIC determined the evidence did not support the original finding.

“The reviewer, in carefully considering the totality of the evidence, including the applicant’s submissions, the clarity of the footage of the alleged incident and the aforementioned factors, is not satisfied to the requisite standard that the applicant’s actions constitute misconduct,” read a statement from QRIC internal adjudicator Kane Ashby.

As a result, McIver is not considered guilty of any charge related to the incident and resumed riding.

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