Saturday, February 17, 2007

Robert Winston suspended

Late yesterday evening it was announced that top flat jockey Robert Winston will be suspended from race riding for a period of one year following an investigation by the Horseracing Regulatory Authority into corruption within racing.

Three other jockeys, Robbie Fitzpatrick, Luke Fletcher and Fran Ferris have been warned off for periods up to three years.

Further details available at:

Whilst I'm sure Winston will be unhappy with this outcome, it's certainly better than was predicted on Friday morning by both the Racing Post and BBC websites which announced that Winston was set to be warned off.

The theme of corruption is one we are going to hear a lot more of this coming year.

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