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Jake Launchbury banned after steering horse to defeat at Ludlow

• Amateur rider mistook correct route to winning post
• Trainer blasts stewards for handing out suspension

Jake Launchbury, a 16-year-old jockey riding for only the fourth time under rules, was banned for 21 days by the stewards at Ludlow on Wednesday after a dramatic conclusion to a race in which he threw away almost certain victory on Bally Sands, the 2-1 favourite.

Page Fuller, who finished fourth on Petit Ecuyer, received a 10-day ban for her part in the same incident after Launchbury started to steer Bally Sands around the final fence before diverting sharply to his right to jump it, losing his winning chance in the process.

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Jake Launchbury banned after steering horse to defeat at Ludlow

• Amateur rider mistook correct route to winning post
• Trainer blasts stewards for handing out suspension

Jake Launchbury, a 16-year-old jockey riding for only the fourth time under rules, was banned for 21 days by the stewards at Ludlow on Wednesday after a dramatic conclusion to a race in which he threw away almost certain victory on Bally Sands, the 2-1 favourite.

Page Fuller, who finished fourth on Petit Ecuyer, received a 10-day ban for her part in the same incident after Launchbury started to steer Bally Sands around the final fence before diverting sharply to his right to jump it, losing his winning chance in the process.

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