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Talking Horses: Rising star Kieran Shoemark faces lengthy drugs ban

Up-and-coming rider faces a long suspension after a positive test for a banned substance, believed to be cocaineKieran Shoemark, one of the rising stars of the Flat’s weighing room, faces a long suspension from riding after returning a positive test for a banned substance, believed to be cocaine.Shoemark rode Atty Persse to win the King George V Handicap at Royal Ascot in June 2017 and was only narrowly beaten to the champion apprentice title by David Egan. His 2018 campaign was interrupted by an injury sustained in a fall in June, but he returned to the saddle in August and took the Group Three Bengough Stakes at Ascot in October on Roger Charlton’s Projection. Shoemark has not ridden in public since 24 November, and was informed of his positive test four days later. Continue reading...

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