Hong Kong Authorities Uphold, Amend Nakatani Suspension

The Hong Kong Jockey Club has upheld, but amended, a suspension levied American jockey Corey Nakatani for his ride aboard Forbidden Apple in a fifth-place finish in the Hong Kong Mile (HK-I) on December 16.

In an order issued Dec. 16, the stewards originally suspended Nakatani until Jan. 10. After hearing Nakatani's appeal, the HKJC amended the penalty, suspending the rider until Jan. 21. The HKJC ruling deferred the beginning of the suspension period until after midnight (Western U. S. time) Friday, Jan. 11.