Irish jockey Quinn charged after BHA betting investigation

Irish jockey Quinn charged after BHA betting investigation

Irish jockey Jimmy Quinn has today been charged with serious breaches of the rules of racing.

Fellow jockeys Paul Doe, Greg Fairley, Kirsty Milczarek and former rider Paul Fitzsimons have also been charged.

It is alleged they conspired to commit a corrupt or fraudulent practice following a British Horseracing Authority investigation into suspicious betting activity on a number of races.

Fitzsimons is no longer a jockey but is now a licensed trainer.

Registered owners Maurice Sines and James Crickmore have also been charged with the same breach of the rules, along with six others – Peter Gold, Nick Gold, Shaun Harris, David Kendrick, Darren May and Liam Vasey.

All of the individuals except the jockeys are alternatively/additionally charged with another breach in that it is alleged "they caused the jockey in the race to act by communicating to him directly or indirectly, at his request and for material reward, gift, favour or benefit in kind, Inside Information in relation to the named horse".

Each of the jockeys is additionally charged with a different breach in that it is alleged "they communicated directly or indirectly to one or more betting exchange account holders, for material reward, gift, favour or benefit in kind, information relating to the prospects of the named horse".

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