Monday 26 September 2016

Irish jockey Darren Egan banned by British Horseracing Authority following corruption charges

Published 23/11/2015 | 18:09

Darren Egan (centre on board Levitate) has been disqualified with immediate effect after being found guilty of corruption charges by the disciplinary panel of the British Horseracing Authority.
Darren Egan (centre on board Levitate) has been disqualified with immediate effect after being found guilty of corruption charges by the disciplinary panel of the British Horseracing Authority.

Former jockey Darren Egan has been disqualified with immediate effect after being found guilty of corruption charges by the disciplinary panel of the British Horseracing Authority.

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Egan was alleged to have been engaged in a conspiracy with unlicensed individual Philip Langford and the panel said that it "came to the view that all the allegations of breach of the Rules of Racing were clearly established".

The latter, who was given an immediate exclusion order, was alleged to have laid Egan's rides between June 17 and July 16, 2013, with Egan charged with deliberately riding to lose in two of those races.

They were on Imperial Spirit on July 12 (at Chepstow) and Tregereth on July 16 (at Bath). Egan now faces a substantial ban.

The detailed reasons for the panel's decisions will be published later after which the penalties will be decided.

Neither Egan, who has not ridden in Britain since October 2013, nor Langford attended the hearing.

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