Jockeys Leparoux, Desormeaux suspended 3 days

Jockeys Leparoux, Desormeaux suspended 3 days

Published Nov. 27, 2010 5:19 p.m. ET

Jockeys Julien Leparoux and Kent Desormeaux have been suspended by stewards for three days for their actions during the Clark Handicap on Friday at Churchill Downs.

Leparoux finished first aboard Successful Dan but the winner was dropped to third after officials ruled Successful Dan interfered with Redding Colliery at the top of the stretch.

Desormeaux finished fourth aboard Demarcation but was dropped to last for running into Dubious Miss with less than a quarter-mile to go in the race.

The suspensions will run from Dec. 2-4 if they choose not to appeal.