Melbourne Cup-winning jockey Michelle Payne has failed to have a careless riding ban overturned.
Payne, who was outed for 11 meetings for causing interference in a race at Ballarat on Tuesday, misses Saturday's feature Bendigo meeting.
Payne argued to the board that it was actually her fellow rider Daniel Moor that caused the interference that resulted in three horses being hampered shortly after the field had jumped away in the 1400-metre Maiden.
“This is one of the reasons why our racing is a lot more dangerous than other parts of the world,” Payne argued. “Our racing is too tight and Daniel Moor took advantage of this.
“That’s a rude thing to do. He put himself in a dangerous position and Daniel Moor is a senior jockey. He should know a lot better than that.
“That’s where our racing needs to be addressed.”
Katelyn Mallyon has replaced Payne on Nevis in the $150,000 Listed Listed Golden Mile (1600m).
Payne's suspension ends after the William Reid Stakes meeting at Moonee Valley on Thursday night.