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UPDATE: El-issa labels ban a 'disgrace.'

BY Matt Kelly - @matty_kel
3 months ago Horse Racing

Bobby El-Issa (Pic: Supplied)

Bobby El-issa has described a decision by Racing NSW stewards to suspend him for four months, as a 'disgrace.'

Stewards served the ban after finding him guilty of not giving Soul Testa a ‘full opportunity to win or to obtain the best possible place,' at Goulburn on March 17.

The Ron Quinton-trained three-year-old was a $5.50 third favourite, and finished sixth in the Goulburn Express Freight Maiden Handicap (R4) over 1600m.

After riding at Wyong on Tuesday, El-issa took to twitter to express his disappointment, finishing the post with '#disgrace.' He has also lodged an appeal.

(Pic: Bobby El-issa twitter)

The stewards report stated a poor record, that being his fourth offence under rule AR135(b) and fifth offence 'in respect to the running and handling rules,' contributed to the suspension.

El-issa’s time on the sidelines will commence this Sunday, and expire on September 21. A date for his appeal is yet to be set.

He also pleaded guilty to poss...

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