McEvoy's Melbourne Cup fine cut on appeal

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A $50,000 fine imposed on Melbourne Cup jockey Kerrin McEvoy for overuse of the whip on the runner-up Tiger Moth has been reduced by almost half on appeal.

The Victorian Racing Tribunal found that McEvoy's fine was excessive in relation to penalties for similar offences and slashed the fine to $30,000.

McEvoy pleaded guilty to striking Tiger Moth 13 times - eight more than allowed under the rules of racing - before the final 100m of the race.

He was also suspended for 13 meetings but only appealed the severity of the fine.

Tiger Moth went into the Melbourne Cup as the least experienced horse and the Irish stayer was beaten a long neck by Twilight Payment.

McEvoy's percentage for his mount finishing second was $55,000.