BLAIKE McDougall has had his most successful season in the saddle soured by a hefty suspension.
McDougall is set to miss the rest of the racing season after being handed a lengthy six-week ban.
He was slapped with two suspensions at Hawkesbury on Tuesday including the unusual charge of having unauthorised riding boots.
McDougall was fined $500 for the breach of the rules.
He initially denied owning the boots before admitting they were his and was slapped with a six-week ban for providing false and misleading evidence to stewards.
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McDougall will start his suspension on July 10 and won't be eligible to ride again until after August 21.
The talented hoop is leading the NSW jockey premiership and has 121.5 wins for the season.
McDougall looked a certainty to win the title with Andrew Gibbons his closest rival on 108.
Gibbons has just over a month remaining to close the gap.