Wagga trainer Chris Heywood is set to appeal his fine and trackwork ban after being found to have acted improperly after a stewards inquiry this week.
Heywood was found guilty under rule 228(b) following an incident during trackwork at Murrumbidgee Turf Club on Monday morning.
It was found he rode his mount forward in an aggressive manner making contact with or attempting to make contact with horses ridden by daughter Brittany Heywood and her partner Darrell Burnet on several occasions in an attempt to frighten and intimidate both horse and rider.
After considering submissions on penalty, stewards imposed a fine of $2,000 and suspended Heywood's licence to ride trackwork for four months.
Heywood was advised of his rights of appeal.
Heywood strongly disputes the version of events told to the inquiry.
"I'm very disappointed in the outcome and will be appealing it," Heywood said.
"I love my daughter and would never do anything to hurt her."
Heywood has four horses engaged at Narrandera's seven-race meeting on Saturday.
They include Kruanui in the Proten LW 'Blue' Peacock Memorial Benchmark 58 Handicap (1200m) and Nothing and Wolfofpeterstreet in the Class 1 Handicap (1000m).
Meamwhile Gary Colvin is headed to Rosehill with Forever Newyork on Saturday.
It is his third straight race in the city this preparation.