Driver suspended for effort in Ballarat Pacing Cup

A leading harness racing driver and trainer has been suspended for three weeks for his drive on ageing champion Smoken Up in last month's Ballarat Pacing Cup.

Sky Racing reports Justice's case concluded on Saturday night.

Matthew Craven, who came fifth on Keayang Cullen, successfully protested against Smoken Up, who was fourth past the post.

Stewards initially adjourned an inquiry into the incident.

Restrepo gave local trainer Emma Stewart one of the biggest thrills of her career by taking out the group 1 $175,000 event last Saturday night.

The five-year-old rated 1:56.8 to smash the previous record of 1:57.3 set by Stunin Cullen in the 2011 Ballarat Pacing Cup.

Restrepo gave the Smythes Creek-based Stewart and partner Clayton Tonkin their second win in the race.