Four jockeys found guilty of corruption

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Four jockeys are facing lengthy bans after being found guilty of corruption yesterday (December 14th) by a British Horseracing Authority (BHA) disciplinary panel.

Kirsty Milczarek, Greg Fairley, Paul Doe and Jimmy Quinn were all found guilty of corruption in racing, while a fifth defendant Paul Fitzsimons was found not guilty.

Doe and Fairley were given the sternest sentences with each banned for 12 years for "not riding a horse to its merits".

Further to this two owners and seven individuals were found guilty of corruption. Ms Milczarek said she plans to appeal the decision.

The case revolves around the fixing of ten races between January 17th and August 15th 2009 and the BHA will pass on the details to the police and Gambling Commission.

"While it is the names of jockeys the racing public will recognise, people should be under no illusion it is the lesser-known names who were the instigators of these serious breaches," BHA's director of integrity Paul Scotney added.

Equine insurance customers will have been eagerly awaiting the decision of the trial which started in October and was the result of the largest ever investigation of its type in British racing.

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