Leading apprentice Samantha Clenton faces an adjourned stewards inquiry as stewards were kept busy at Sunday's meetings in New South Wales, Canberra and Victoria.

Racing NSW stewards opened and adjourned an inquiry into the tactics adopted by Clenton on More Precise in the Ideal Hydraulic Connectors Class 1 & Maiden Handicap at Hawkesbury.

More Precise, an $8 chance, finished third, 1¼ lengths behind Sky Clip, after being caught three wide in the early stages then eased back to the rear of the six-horse field before running home along the inside.

Evidence was taken from Clenton, who was represented by Racing NSW industry training mentor Malcolm Johnston, and trainer Noel Mayfield-Smith before being adjourned to a date to be fixed.

Also at Hawkesbury, Josh Parr was suspended on a careless-riding charge following his ride on Bourne Supremacy.

Parr, who pleaded guilty, begins his suspension on December 21 and can resume on January 1.

In Canberra, John Kissick, Brendan Ward and apprentice Carly Frater were all suspended.

Kissick, who incurred his seventh careless-riding charge for the calendar year, was suspended from December 24 until January 9.

Ward, also suspended on a careless-riding charge, was outed from December 24 until December 30 while Frater is suspended from December 17 until December 24.

In Victoria, apprentice Ben Thompson was suspended for seven meetings for his ride on Real Mad, one of his two winners at the Werribee meeting.

Thompson begins his suspension on December 17 and resumes December 22. (Racing Network)