Damian Browne Cleared On Appeal

Posted on March 19th, 2014 by Red Belly Sports

Damian Browne is free to ride star sprinter Buffering in the remainder of his autumn assignments, after his appeal against a six-week suspension was upheld by the Racing Disciplinary Board.


Browne was suspended for his ride on the Rob Heathcote trained Kingtantes at Eagle Farm last month.


Stewards ruled Brown failed to improve his mount when a run existed at the 400m, and that his lack of vigour between the 300m and 200m may have cost Kingtantes second place.


Kingtantes finished third in the maiden, around seven lengths behind the winner Primal Flight.


The Racing Disciplinary Board agreed that Browne had erred in judgement, but could not find him culpable over the incident.


Browne will be able to renew his successful association with Buffering, as the sprinter heads toward his autumn target, the $2.5 million Group 1 TJ Smith Stakes on April 12.