Racing: Camera call proves costly for Kinane

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MICHAEL KINANE was hit with a two-day ban and forfeited his fee when he failed to weigh-in on the fourth-placed favourite High King in a maiden race at Leopardstown yesterday.

The stewards heard from Kinane that he was "rushing to do a television interview and forgot to weigh-in". The oversight means that the jockey will miss the last two Flat meetings of the Irish season at the Curragh on 6 November and Leopardstown two days later.

But he will be free to take the mount on Second Empire for Aidan O'Brien in the Breeders' Cup Mile at Churchill Downs on Saturday week.

Earlier, the rider had enjoyed a comfortable success for O'Brien on the Nureyev juvenile Moiseyev.

n There was a minute's silence at Leopardstown in memory of Oscar Schindler's owner-breeder Oliver Lehane, who died yesterday at the age of 55 following a long illness.

n Next year's Dubai World Cup will be televised live by the BBC. The Group One contest, which has a total prize fund of around $4m and was previously shown by Channel 4, is being run on a Sunday for the first time in 1999 and will be featured in Sunday Grandstand on 28 March.

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