Star jockey Jamie Kah facing longer ban after misleading stewards about COVID breach

Leading jockey Jamie Kah has been found guilty of misleading Racing Victoria (RV) stewards about last month’s much-publicised COVID-19 lockdown breach.

Kah was one of four jockeys suspended from racing for three months — a ban that includes the Spring Racing Carnival — after attending a gathering at a rental property in Mornington last month.

She pleaded not guilty to charges of lying to stewards about who attended the gathering, which had breached Victoria’s coronavirus protocols and Melbourne’s night-time curfew.

RV found the 25-year-old “wilfully” omitted details about the guest list.

Kah’s punishment will be handed down on Friday morning.

RV has suggested she receive a two-month ban on top of her existing sanction.

Licensed jockeys Ben Melham and Ethan Brown, and apprentice jockey Celine Gaudray, were suspended alongside Kah last month.

The three-month bans will expire on November 25.

Earlier this week, Kah became the first female jockey to win Victorian racing’s most prestigious individual prize, the Scobie Breasley Medal.

Kah also claimed the Victorian Jockeys Association’s Most Valuable Jockey Award.

She clinched last season’s Victorian Metropolitan Jockey’s Premiership with a record 105 wins.

Kah also finished third in the Melbourne Cup on Prince of Arran.

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