Ben Allen cops 12-meeting whip suspension

Victory aboard the Darren Weir-trained Mr Quickie has come at a cost for Ben Allen with the rider suspended for 12 meetings.

A poor whip infringements record has cost Ben Allen  a hefty suspension after his winning ride aboard Mr Quickie  at Pakenham.

Allen was handed a 12-meeting suspension after pleading guilty to using the whip on 12 occasions before the 0 mark, seven more than permitted, in Mr Quickie's nose win in the Grand Vue Springlands Handicap.

Racing Victoria stewards also took into account the totality of his whip use, 21 times over the 1 1⁄4 m course, and his poor record in handing down the penalty.

In-form jockey Clayton Douglas  was banned for 11 meetings after pleading guilty to a careless riding charge aboard Champagne Cocktail  in the Fulmen Park Handicap.

Both jockeys start their bans immediately.

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