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By Indiarace Bureau | 08 Sep 2013 | PUNE

Jockey Martin Dwyer

English Jockey Martin Dwyer, who was suspended for not allowing his mount Ice Age to run on its merits in February this year, managed to get partial relief over the eight-month ban handed out to him by the stewards of the RWITC . The original quantum of suspension was for 55 days after which Dwyer had opted to file an appeal against the sentence to the Board of Appeal of the Club (BOA). The BOA had referred the matter back to the stewards for reconsideration. The stewards then enhanced the punishment to eight months considering it as a fresh enquiry.

Dwyer appeared before the six-member appeal board on Saturday and presented his case himself. It is learnt through reliable sources that the meeting itself was tumultuous and prolonged and the voting was tied at 3-3. The deadlock was broken by the casting vote of the Chairman of the BOA Mr Adi Narielwala, who voted in favour of restoring the original 55-day ban on Dwyer.