Jockey Garcia Suspended Seven Days

Jockey Garcia Suspended Seven Days
Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt
Alan Garcia

Jockey Alan Garcia has been suspended seven days for careless riding aboard Vineyard Haven in the King’s Bishop Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga on Aug. 29. Upon appeal to the New York State racing & Wagering Board, the rider was granted an automatic stay of the suspension that was scheduled to run Aug. 30-Sept. 5.

Vineyard Haven won the King’s Bishop over a sloppy track, but was disqualified and placed second for interference with Capt. Candyman Can in the stretch. Capt. Candyman Can was awarded first upon the disqualification of Vineyard Haven.

Through racing of Sunday, Aug. 30, Garcia was second-leading rider at the Spa meet, with 30 wins, six behind leader Ramon Dominguez.

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