Race fixing allegations
Race fixing allegations
BRITISH Horseracing Authority chief executive Nic Coward has moved to distance racing's rulers from the collapse of the race-fixing trial at the Old Bailey.
SEARCHING questions have been left in the aftermath of the spectacular collapse of race-fixing charges against former champion jockey Kieren Fallon. A ruling by Mr Justice Forbes that there was no case to answer brought a humiliating end to a three-and-half year investigation involving tens of thousands of police man-hours and a cost to taxpayers estimated at £10 million.
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POLICE and prosecutors were last night facing a barrage of criticism after the biggest sporting corruption trial in British history ended in tatters.
ANYONE who had maintained a steadfast conviction, until recent revelations blew it out of the water, that tennis was immune to the global plague of match-fixing was surely exposing a naivete as green as the lawns of Wimbledon on opening Monday.
THE feeling of unease gripping tennis has grown following Andy Murray's decision to join Tim Henman in declaring that tennis is contaminated by match fixers.
JOCKEYS Robert Winston and Robbie Fitzpatrick and former riders Fran Ferris and Luke Fletcher will have to wait another three weeks before hearing their fate in the corruption inquiry that concluded yesterday.
THE ongoing investigations into corruption in racing are about to widen still further with at least three more jockeys set to be charged later this month with breaches of the rules of racing.
LEADING jockey Robert Winston has been notified by the Horseracing Regulatory Authority (HRA) of charges to be brought in connection with an investigation into alleged corruption in racing.
THE racing world is gearing itself for another corruption scandal amidst speculation that a further four jockeys are about to be charged with race-fixing.
KIEREN Fallon's appeal against his riding ban in Britain will be heard in the High Court at 10am next Thursday.
KIEREN Fallon could be heading back to the High Court after the Horseracing Regulatory Authority yesterday threw out his appeal against the ban prohibiting him from riding in Britain.
STEVE Drowne has moved to quash rumours of a jockey strike in support of suspended colleagues Kieren Fallon, Fergal Lynch and Darren Williams.
THE latest instalment in the corruption scandal that has split racing takes place in London tomorrow when Kieren Fallon appeals against the Horseracing Regulatory Authority's decision to ban him from riding in Britain.
IT APPEARS an open and shut case.
BANNED jockeys Kieren Fallon, Fergal Lynch and Darren Williams will today be hoping for a similar result as trainer Alan Berry when they face a specially convened hearing of the Horseracing Regulatory Authority.
ALAN Berry's training career is back on track after a three-man panel of the Horseracing Regulatory Authority decided it would be "disproportionate" to slap an indefinite ban on the Lancashire handler.
POLICE have arrested another jockey as part of their investigations into allegations of race-fixing.
KIEREN Fallon has had his bail extended until July as the City of London police continue their investigation into alleged race-fixing. The six-times champion jockey was due to answer bail next month along with weighing-room colleagues Robert Winston, Fergal Lynch, Darren Williams and Paul Bradley.
ON SUNDAY, it was all about Rumplestiltskin for Kieren Fallon. Yesterday it was slightly more Rumpoleofthebailey for the six-time champion jockey.