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Oisin Murphy loses rides after failing alcohol test at Salisbury as champion-chasing jockey's Royal Ascot week begins in embarrassing Jockey Oisin Murphy saw his Royal Ascot week start in embarrassing He wasn't allowed to take five rides at Salisbury after failing a breathalyser test  But 23-year-old Murphy's Royal Ascot programme will be unaffected

By Marcus Townend for the Daily Mail

Published: 16:26 BST, 16 June 2019 | Updated: 23:19 BST, 16 June 2019

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Jockey Oisin Murphy pictured last month

Jockey Oisin Murphy pictured last month

Champion-chasing jockey Oisin Murphy saw his Royal Ascot week start in embarrassing when he was not allowed to take five rides at Salisbury on Sunday after failing a breathalyser test.

Murphy missed a winner, with his place on Andrew Balding-trained Tribal Craft taken by David Probert.

Having started the day on 45 winners in the Flat Jockeys Championship,

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