Jockey Kerrin McEvoy fined for urinating in barriers at big race

Kerrin McEvoy took a leak in public - an act that largely goes unnoticed ... unless it's captured by Sky Channel cameras. Photo / Getty Images
Kerrin McEvoy took a leak in public - an act that largely goes unnoticed ... unless it's captured by Sky Channel cameras. Photo / Getty Images

Kerrin McEvoy did what many blokes have done at least once during a boozy night out with mates.

He took a leak in public - an act that largely goes unnoticed ... unless it's captured by Sky Channel cameras.

The champion jockey has one of the best reputations in the game. McEvoy is racing's Mr Nice Guy. But the self-imposed downgrade of the Randwick track by McEvoy just before the running of race two on Saturday, was regarded as "misconduct" in the stewards' eyes.

McEvoy dismounted from Storm System around the back of the barriers, walked into a vacant stall and urinated.

"You've done it at the start of a 2400m race, where the barriers are right in front of the grandstand," chief steward Marc Van Gestel said.

"Sky Channel got it, the steward in the tower saw it, who knows who else saw it happen.

You're a senior jockey, this is totally out of character for you."

An embarrassed McEvoy apologised - clearly he had no idea cameras were there.

"You have to expect the cameras are on you in this day and age," Van Gestel said.

McEvoy copped a $500 fine for his relieving tactics but it didn't dampen his spirits with the Group 1-winning hoop producing a slashing ride aboard Knit 'N' Purl later in the day.

- news.com.au

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