Velazquez Plans To Appeal Three-Day Suspension Issued By California Stewards

Hall of Fame jockey John Velazquez will appeal the three-day suspension he was issued by stewards in Southern California, his agent, Ron Anderson, told Horse Racing Nation.

Velazquez’ suspension was due to his ride in Santa Anita’s 11th race on Saturday, in which his mount, favorite Following Sea, was disqualified from second to third for interference.

The dates of his suspension are scheduled for March 14, 19, and 20.

“We would miss the races at the Fair Grounds, of which there’s eight stakes — he rides a horse called Proxy for a million dollars (Louisiana Derby),” Anderson told HRN. “If we do ride that day, we would have to give another day back, which would be Florida Derby day (March 28). So we can’t really do that. So the circumstances of all this were just to appeal.”

Read more at Horse Racing Nation.

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