Amateur rider Hawker banned for 12 days

  • Last Updated: February 28 2013, 17:23 GMT

Amateur jockey Robert Hawker was banned 12 days following his fifth-placed finish aboard Monderon in the second race at Taunton on Thursday.

Runners in action at Taunton

Hawker was found guilty of 'failing to take all reasonable and permissible measures to obtain the best possible placing' in the Alpha Motorability Wheelchair Passenger Transport Novices' Hurdle.

Monderon, a 40/1 shot, was beaten 23 lengths by the winner, Fox Run.

Hawker will be suspended on days to be notified by the British Horseracing Authority.

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