Leparoux, Desormeaux Suspended Three Days

The jockeys were suspended for their rides in the Nov. 26 Clark Handicap (gr. I).

Jockeys Julien Leparoux and Kent Desormeaux have each been suspended by stewards for three days for their actions during the $500,000 Clark Handicap (gr. I) Nov. 26 at Churchill Downs.

Leparoux finished first aboard Successful Dan but the winner was dropped to third after officials ruled Successful Dan interfered with Redding Colliery at the top of the stretch. Giant Oak was awarded the victory.

Desormeaux finished fourth aboard Demarcation but was dropped to last for running into Dubious Miss with less than a quarter mile to go in the race.

The suspensions will run from Dec. 2-4 if they choose not to appeal.