Pasquier appeal bid fails
Leading French jockey Stephane Pasquier has had his appeal against a three-month ban confirmed by France Galop.
The stewards issued the ban after Pasquier tested positive for a prohibited substance at Longchamp on April 11.
Pasquier's agent Herve Naggar confirmed that the ban had been upheld by the appeal committee but declined to make further comment at this stage. The ban commences on August 14.
Pasquier, 35, won the 2006 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe aboard Rail Link and was successful in the 1000 Guineas at Newmarket three years ago when Special Duty was awarded the race in the stewards' room at the expense of Sir Henry Cecil's Jacqueline Quest.
Special Duty and Pasquier also won the French Guineas after passing the post second to Liliside, who was disqualified.
His most recent Group One triumph came when Maxios prevailed in the Prix d'Ispahan at Longchamp in May.