Velazquez Handed Suspension By Royal Ascot Stewards For Whip Use

Jockey John Velazquez, who finished second in the Group 2 Queen Mary Stakes at Royal Ascot Wednesday aboard Kimari, has been handed a nine-day suspension by stewards there for his ride.

Stewards stated the suspension was for “using his whip above the permitted level and in an incorrect place,” according to the Daily Racing Form’s Steve Andersen.

The top rider was also fined $441 for the violation. He will serve his suspension July 3-11, taking him out of the final weekend at Belmont Park.

Kimari finished second in the race behind Raffle Prize.

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