Cartwright hearing delayed until February

Josh Cartwright has delayed his reckless riding hearing after seeking representation

South Australian racing officials have delayed the hearing into Josh Cartwright’s reckless riding until the second week of February after the jockey elected to seek legal representation.

In a statement released on Friday, Thoroughbred Racing SA confirmed the hearing will be set “to align with the schedule of Josh Cartwright’s lawyer, Mr Wayne Pasterfield”.

The former Victorian jockey was lambasted for his controversial ride which appeared to show the rider intentionally steered his horse into a rival swoopers to assist girlfriend Anna Jordsjo win the last race at Morphettville a week ago.

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Cartwright pleaded guilty to a charge of reckless riding under AR137(a) for directing Senior Council at an acute angle with the intention of making contact with runners to his outside.

He was stood down from all riding activity with immediate effect last Saturday evening and stewards adjourned the matter on penalty for further consideration.

Cartwright is facing potentially a life-time ban from all forms of racing if officials find him guilty of an official transgression.

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