Star jockey Jamie Kah charged over ‘white powder’ celebration photos

Prime jockey Jamie Kah has been charged by racing stewards after social media footage emerged of the star rider arranging strains of “white powder”  at a celebration in her residence.

Racing Victoria issued one cost every towards Jamie Kah and Ruby McIntyre – an assistant foreman for Sydney-based horse coach Brad Widdup – after a probe into photos of the pair with greyhound coach Jacob Biddell.

The photographs, depicting the trio together with what seems to be a plate of white powder, emerged in June on social media.

Stewards allege McIntyre recorded and later shared photographs of Kah utilizing an identification card to rearrange a white powder substance into three strains throughout a gathering at Kah’s residence in June.

‘Prejudicial to the … welfare of racing’

Racing Victoria stated the notion amongst these commenting on the social media photographs was that the business figures used a bootleg substance.

“The stewards allege that Ms Kah and Ms McIntyre’s conduct, as outlined within the particulars, was prejudicial to the picture, pursuits, integrity and/or welfare of racing,” it stated in a press release on Friday.

After the images have been printed, Kah stated she was centered on her restoration from a fall at Flemington in March.

The autumn left her in hospital in an induced coma for a number of days with bleeding to the mind, in addition to a damaged wrist and foot.

“I’m working arduous to get again to doing what I like, and that’s being a passionate and profitable jockey,” the 27-year-old wrote on social media.

“I’ll proceed to concentrate on my bodily and psychological well being and making a full restoration so I can return to racing and be the most effective individual that I can probably be.

“I gained’t be making any additional remark.”

The costs will probably be heard by a racing tribunal at a later date.

Kah rode greater than 100 metropolitan winners within the 2020/21 season to turn into the primary feminine to assert the Melbourne jockey’s premiership.

Earlier suspension

She was amongst 5 jockeys suspended over a 2021 Airbnb celebration in breach of Victoria’s COVID-19 restrictions.

One other two months have been added to her preliminary three-month ban for allegedly deceptive a Racing Victoria inquiry earlier than the extension was overturned on attraction within the Supreme Courtroom.

Victoria Police stated it was not investigating the matter.

“Victoria Police has engaged with Racing Victoria and is conscious of their choice to cost a jockey with racing conduct offences,” a spokeswoman stated.

Greyhound Racing Victoria has been contacted for remark.

-AAP


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