Brisbane Jockey Stood Down On Drugs Charges

17
Jul

Queensland jockey Ric McMahon has been stood down from riding for allegedly testing positive to methamphetamine, commonly known as ice.

The Courier-Mail reports McMahon will not be riding at Gatton on Friday or Doomben on Saturday following providing a urine sample that tested positive for the illegal drug.

Raving Queensland stewards have stood McMahon down pending the result of a second test sample, which could take up to 10 days to process.

If the second test comes back positive it is likely McMahon will be looking at a lengthy suspension.

South Australian stewards suspended jockey Andrew Stead for three years in 2013 for testing positive to methamphetamine.

Racing Queensland has not issued a statement as yet.

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