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 Australian Racing News 
Sunday, April 09 2017

Already abjectly disappointed at the decision by stewards to abandon the Sydney Cup, jockey Corey Brown had further cause to remember yesterday's second day of The Championships at Randwick for all the wrong reasons.

Brown "won" the Sydney Cup on Polarisation, unaware that the race had been abandoned due to safety concerns stemming from the breakdown of Almoonqith and his and another jockey being unseated.

Then to add to his day, he was fined A$2,000 and suspended for a week after stewards found him guilty of using his whip too many times on third placegetter Sense Of Occasion in the Queen Elizabeth Stakes.

It was ruled that Brown used the whip 11 times before the 100-metre mark in the feature, six times more than permitted under the rules.

Sense Of Occasion finished strongly for third to champion mare Winx in the 2000-metre race, a week after also filling the same place in the Doncaster Mile.

Brown's suspension is due to start after next Saturday's All Aged Stakes meeting.

Mark Zahra rode a winning double yesterday but also was suspended for the second time this week for careless riding about his first winner Shoals in the Percy Sykes Stakes.

Zahra's suspension starts immediately and runs until April 20, while he has an appeal scheduled on Monday against a suspension he incurred on Wednesday at Sandown.

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