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22/07/02 Stead's No Show Costs Him Six Meetings
Promising South Australian apprentice rider Andrew Stead has been suspended for six meetings after an inquiry held in Adelaide today.

Stewards ordered Stead to front them at their Morphettville offices today after he failed to fulfil a riding engagement at Cheltenham on Saturday.

The apprentice, who rode his first city winner at Cheltenham some three days earlier, failed to show to ride Kamway in the Danetop Handicap. The horse had to be scratched after no suitable replacement rider could be found.

Stead was suspended for a period of six meetings which will kick off at midnight on Wednesday after the Balaklava meeting. The suspension will expire at midnight on Saturday August 10.

It was not a good weekend for two other riders on Saturday when they were both banned for careless riding.

Leading senior rider Simon Price was suspended for the first time in twelve months for his handling of the John Symons trained winner Loong Har. Price was Symons had to fight for the race in the stewards room after they had held out their rivals on the track. A protest by the runner-up was dismissed.

Meanwhile, apprentice rider Chris Bryant was suspended for the first time in his two year career, after being charged and found guily of careless riding later in the afternoon.

Price's ban will kick off on Thursday and will end at midnight on July 31, the final day of the current racing season. Bryant was given a slightly heavier penalty. His "holiday" starts at midnight on Wednesday and he won't be able to ride until August 8.

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