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McNally outed over improper driving

  • Mon, 23 Jul 2018
  • Garrick Knight
Stephen McNally was driving for Murray Edmonds in the race in question. Photo: The Digital Birdcage.

Stephen McNally was driving for Murray Edmonds in the race in question. Photo: The Digital Birdcage.

Canterbury reinsman Stephen McNally has had his license suspended until August 12 after being found guilty of an improper driving charge.

McNally defended the charge, brought by the Racing Integrity Unit, after his drive on Star Pride at Addington on June 14.

When under pressure rounding the final bend, Star Pride shifted from the marker line to a one-out position, allowing Heavenly Love to get underneath it.

Heavenly Love finished on in to fifth, a stake-bearing position.

Both horses are trained by Murray Edmonds.

The Judicial Control Authority considered the charge, and McNally’s defense, but found it proven and suspended his license.