Talking Horses: Sandown seven either failed to see the flag, or ignored it

  The Guardian 

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Jockeys’ appeals against bans for racing despite a yellow flag has brought under scrutiny the approach to stopping a race There is every chance that a new government will be in place before racing finally draws a line under the chaotic scenes at the end of the Sandown card on Saturday, when seven jockeys were banned for 10 days each for continuing to the finish despite a yellow “stop racing” flag being waved on the approach to the third last. Their route took them past the screens erected around the stricken Houblon Des Obeaux, who had collapsed after suffering a heart attack on the first circuit, prompting the decision to abandon the race. The Professional Jockeys’ Association said on Sunday that all seven jockeys will lodge appeals against their bans , which would rule them out of the busy Christmas season when demand for riders is at its peak. Two – Harry Skelton and Adam Wedge - are in the top 10 in the title race, while Daryl Jacob and Jamie Moore would also expect to take high-p
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